Juanita R. “Tina” White Tanner, of 5138 Williamee Rd, Trumansburg, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2007 at the age of 62.
Born on August 7, 1945 in Waterloo, NY, was the daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Jones White. Tina was a home care provider to handicapped persons for 25 years, showing her compassion and willingness to always give selflessly to others. Tina found joy in spending time with her family, and found many ways to express her unconditional love. She also enjoyed baking, making crafts, bingo, and helping anyone in need.
In addition to her parents and her brother Timothy White, Tina was preceded in death by her husband, Winford R. Tanner in 2006. She is survived by her children, Larry (Jessie Shepard) Kirkland of Interlaken, Todd Tanner, Karri Tanner, Wendy (Kenny) Doolittle and Lynne Preston all of Trumansburg, her stepmother, Martha White; brothers, Dan and John White; sisters, Jean Jay , June Seiler, Jane Trumble, Virginia Krokenberge and Linda Settles; grandchildren, Melinda, Samantha, Devan, Kristy, Kelly, Nicholas, Johnothan, Patricia, Tyler, Lakota, Jasmine, and Heaven-Lee; and a great grandson, Austin.
The family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg. Services will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, 6063 Turnpike Rd, Mecklenburg with the Rev. Hamilton officiating. Prayers of Committal will follow at the Jones Cemetery in Trumansburg. After the Prayers of Committal, a reception will be held at the American Legion, 4431 Seneca Rd, Trumansburg
Those who wish to make a contribution in Tina’s memory are asked to consider the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. P.O. Box 631047 Baltimore, MD 21263-1047 or the Cops, Kids & Toys of Tompkins County, Trumansburg Police Station, 5 Elm St, Trumansburg, NY