Tina Ozden May

Tina Ozden May

Tina Ozden May

February 17, 1930~December 26, 2023

Tina Ozden May 93, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Tina was born on February 17, 1930 in Istanbul, Turkey to Zeynel Karaoglu and Feride Guney.

Tina moved to Okaloosa County in 1955 from Hope, Arkansas and has been a resident ever since. She was a homemaker who was a member of Milligan Assembly of God Church in Milligan, Florida. Tina met her husband, Harry while he served our country stationed in Istanbul, Turkey where Tina was born. They were married on October 22, 1951 in Turkey and then returning in the states to Arkansas where two of their children was born and then eventually moved to Florida where there last child was born and made Crestview their final home. Tina worked as a waitress occasionally but was primarily a homemaker. Tina gave her life to Christ in 1973 and for the last fifty years, she faithfully served others, living a life dedicated to Christ. Tina never met a stranger, she enjoyed sharing her story of salvation to everyone and she had a kind and loving spirit. Tina enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and sewing.

Tina is preceded in death by her husband of fifty three years, Harry, her son, Mike and her grandson, Jamey, her mother, Feride Guney, her father, Zeynel Karaoglu, her brothers, Fikret Karaoglu, and Erdam Karaoglu and her sister, Shehleuent Karaoglu.

Tina is survived by her two sons, Michael May and Kerry May (Tonya), her daughter, Cynthia Courtney, her two brothers, Fikret Karaoglu and Erdam Karaoglu and his sister, Shehlevent Karaoglu, her grandchildren, Michael May Ketchum (Austin), Jamey Riley, Christopher Riley (Cassie), Jordan May and Ryder May, seven great grandchildren, Brianna Riley, Christopher Riley II, Benjamin Riley, Esther Riley, Gabby Thomas, Isaiah Cooke (Kaysen) and Lilyann Cooke and two great great grandchildren, Maddox Hinesly and Kamron Cooke.

You can share memories and offer condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com

Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements. 


Eugene Hart

December 30, 2023, 10:11 pm

Kerry and family, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Vanessa Duckworth

December 31, 2023, 1:04 am

I am so very sorry. I thought so much of Ms. Tina. Vanessa Faulkner Duckworth

Sharry Smith Rustin

January 1, 2024, 3:32 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your precious mother. She was a wonderful Christian lady and always had a beautiful smile on her face. Praying for God to give you peace and comfort.

LaDonna Aaron Medley

January 1, 2024, 3:32 am

Miss Tina was one of the sweetest ladies that I have ever known. Her son, Mike, graduated with me. My heartfelt prayers are with the family!

Kathi KnollRidge

January 1, 2024, 6:34 am

Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your mom was such a sweet lady, always had a smile on her face. Prayers of comfort.

Kerry Wood

January 2, 2024, 9:07 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. She was Loved by so many and will be missed . I loved her spirt. She truly was a child of God and was full of His love because she shined so brightly ❤️🙏

Mary Newton Wicker

January 3, 2024, 1:08 pm

So sorry to learn of her passing. I remember her well, always so sweet and kind. I too graduated with Mike in 1970. Prayers for all the family, I know she will be missed.

Wade and Liz Grimm

January 3, 2024, 3:22 pm

There is peace knowing Tina has been made whole again and surrounded by love. Thank you Tina, for the beautiful memories you left with us. Your testimony of how God touched your life and made you a new Creation in Him is the most inspiring testimony I have every know, it touched every one who came in contact with you. Every time I wear a hat, I think of you!❤️❤️❤️ Your words “Honey, do you know my Jesus! He loves you very much!” will be in our hearts and memories forever!

rebecca mercier

January 3, 2024, 5:00 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, I met Tina a few times and she was always a beautiful sweet lady. May she rest in Peace 🙏

rebecca mercier

January 3, 2024, 6:16 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Tina’s family and friends. May she rest Peace. 🙏 She sure was a beautiful and kind person.
Rebecca and family

Kathy Barrow

January 4, 2024, 9:11 pm

So sorry to hear of Ms Tina’s passing but rejoice knowing she is with her Lord and Savior and I will see her again. Loved her very much.

Kathy Barrow

January 4, 2024, 9:16 pm

I loved Ms Tina and her love for the Lord. So thankful I will see her again. Prayers for your family .

Tracy an Randy Francis

January 5, 2024, 7:32 pm

We attended Milligan Assembly of God with Tina May. My husband and I become very fond of her and we loved her very much. She not only was our friend, she was our sister in Christ. There wasn’t one service that Tina May didn’t go to the alter and pray her heart out. She loved the Lord so much and she loved people. I will never forget her walking into church with her cane and wearing her over sized sweater. She was such a tiny woman but had one of the biggest hearts. She will forever be loved and missed.❤️

Cheryl Kay Avery Cox

February 10, 2024, 10:48 pm

Sue and Kerry, I am sad to learn of your mother’s passing. Although, when one knows Jesus as your mother did, there is reason to rejoice knowing she is with Him in heaven. Our mothers had a friendship that spanned many years. Prayers for you all as I know you will miss her so much.
This is Kay Avery Cox from Texas. We lost our brother Larry in 2021. Kerry and I speak of you all and our brief time in Florida with your family.
Sincerely, Kay

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