Mary Lousie Tyler
was born February 1st, 1934, in
Pantherburn, Mississippi, to Henry
Bell and Josie Dorsey. She lived
in Mississippi, until she moved to
Florida in the 1950s. Mary settled in
Plymouth, Florida, for several years
before ultimately making her way to
South Apopka, where she became
known for her love of hard work, dedication, and a
a deep love for Lincoln Town Cars. With an eighth grade
education, Mary managed several farm work crews
which allowed her to retire at the age of 45 years old.
Upon retirement, she fostered a love for consignment
(flea market booth) shops.
Mary Tyler had a total of fourteen children. three
preceded her in death: Eddie Tillman, Linda Tyler, and
Amos Tyler. She was also preceded by: her mother, Josie
Dorsey; father, Henry Bell; brothers, Charlie Barrett,
Robert Pearson, and Henry Bell Jr.; and sisters, Willie
Mae Clark and Ida Mae Ryce.
Mary Tyler leaves to cherish: children, Rosie Gresham,
Ethel Wood, Robert Tyler Sr., Johnny Tyler Sr., Juanita
Ancrum, Gloria Bash (Angelo), Andre Tyler, Andretta
Prince (Melvin), Beverly Tyler, Willie Tyler (Sherhonda),
and Kanteasa Rowell, and a brother, Alfred Pearson. She
also leaves to cherish: three grandchildren she raised
as her own Mary Tyler, Diane Brown, and Bakisha
Maddox; and a host of other grandchildren, as well as
great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.
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