Roxie Lee (Morris) Turner of Frisco, Texas passed away May 18, 2019 at the age of 71. She was born on August 25, 1947 to Howard Morris and Louise (Goebel) Morris in San Antonio, Texas. She was an Army brat, and of all the places she lived, she enjoyed Hawaii the most. While in Hawaii, she frequently climbed Diamond Head with schoolmates. She made friends easily, enjoyed people and because of her family’s frequent moves, she learned to be especially engaging and outgoing.
Roxie was a customer service representative serving in a call center, most notably Texas Instruments. While at TI she met Jimmy Turner and they were blessed with a daughter, Courtney whom they adored and lavished with love.
She excelled in her job not only because she wanted to help and serve people but because of her problem-solving skills, product knowledge and resourcefulness.
She was a strong woman, always making the best out of any situation she was in. She was also an ardent animal lover, and through the years, she and Courtney had a bunny, a dog, a cat, and a bird all at the same time. It was joyful chaos! She was known as “grandma” to her daughter’s four cats, and she spoiled them rotten just like she did her daughter. Roxie and Courtney indulged in “retail therapy” and loved shopping together. For her 60thbirthday, Roxie was given a dream trip-a return to Hawaii where she shared the sights and memories of her childhood with Courtney and her “second daughter” Cheryl. She was a loyal friend and devoted mom. Her legacy was love and her parting words were “I love you, too”. Roxie will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Turner of Frisco, Texas; her “second daughter” Cheryl Castilleja; and brother, Lyndon Morris and wife Germaine of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Louise Morris; husband, Jim Turner; and sister Howeiss Ellstrom.