Florence Esther (Turner) MacKay, 85, of Interlachen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Palatka, Florida surrounded by loved ones.
Florence (Turner) MacKay was born in Jacksonville, Florida to proud parents, James and Evelyn Turner. She grew up in the North Shore area, attended the Lutheran Church and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1951. In 1951, Florence married the love of her life, Gordon Donald MacKay, they lived together almost inseparable for over 67 years. That same year, she began a career in the banking industry at Atlantic National Bank in Jacksonville; later, she accepted a position with First Guaranty Bank and Trust in the Riverside area. In 1985, Florence and Gordon used their combined business talents to open, Lasting Impression Hair Care and Novelty in their second hometown of Interlachen. Florence retired from banking in 1990 where she and Gordon relocated full-time to Interlachen, Florida. Florence was a devoted wife and an enormously loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend; her life revolved around spending time with her family and friends.
Special thanks goes out to her caregiver and special friend, Stephanie Kerns for all her love and devotion.
Florence is survived by her loving husband of over 67 years, Gordon Donald MacKay, her children, Gordon Donald MacKay, Jr. and Debra MacKay Vandigo, her sister, Donna (Warren) Chancey, her granddaughters, Erika (Dee) Hooper and Mary Gonzalez Woods, her grandsons, Jeffery (Rebekkah) Vandigo, Jason Vandigo, Jeremy Vandigo, Jonathan MacKay, Mike (Amanda) Gonzalez Jr. and Daniel (Kay) Gonzalez, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many other loving relatives. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Evelyn Turner, her sister, Faye Turner Powell, her daughter, Susan MacKay Gonzalez and her grandson, Justin Hooper.
The family and friends of Florence (Turner) MacKay are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00pm at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Interlachen with Pastor Jeff Tate officiating.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Florence’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunrals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen.