Magnolia - Miriam Tucker Quinn, 96 passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019 at Harmony Hall in Kinston, NC. Miriam was born on May 20, 1923 to the late Julius and Florence Tucker and was a lifelong resident of Magnolia, NC. She was married to Bertice Quinn for 46 years before his passing in 1994. She is also preceded in death by two of her three brothers, Hubert and Paul Tucker.
A proud homemaker and farmer’s wife, Miriam’s life was centered around the care and well being of her family. Miriam and Bertice worked hard to build their life together while raising four children. Miriam a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother enjoyed cooking and family gatherings. She had a love for gardening, puzzling and watching UNC Tarheels play basketball. Miriam will be remembered for her kind heart, thoughtfulness to others and her delicious southern cooking.
She is survived by her four children, Sandra Quinn of Kinston, Elva Quinn of Magnolia, Caron Bailey and husband, Ted of Faison and Errol Quinn and wife, Brett of Magnolia, her seven grandchildren, Caroline Pressly and husband, Robert of Kinston, Seth Quinn and wife, Amber of Magnolia, Carmon Short and husband, Eric of Rose Hill and Zachary Quinn of Magnolia, Jeremy Henderson of Kenansville, Makenzie Acock of Goldsboro and Devon Acock of Magnolia her nine great-grandchildren, Ryder and Piper Cate Pressly of Kinston, Owen Quinn of Magnolia and Quinn and Preston Short of Rose Hill, Bentley Henderson, Brantley Henderson, and Caylee Henderson of Kenansville, and Silas Parker of Goldsboro as well as her brother, Victor Tucker and wife Judy of Warsaw.
A special thank you to Harmony Hall and Brian Center caregivers for their compassion, friendship and skilled assistance during Miriam’s illness.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC. The family will greet family and friend following the service at the cemetery.
Rev. Ronnie Ezzell will officiate the service. Seth Quinn, Zachary Quinn, Eric Short, Robert Pressly, Ryder Pressly, and Ellis Tucker will serve as pallbearers.