Welcome to the
memorial page for
Florence Ardele Palmer
January 29, 1925
~November 2, 2023
Florence Ardele Palmer was born January 29, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Edward James and Ada Byrd Tyler. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucille Allen and her loving husband, Frederick Douglas Palmer. Florence and Frederick resided in the Germantown/ Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. They both were members of the Grace Baptist Church of Germantown under the pastorships of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Sr. and Rev. Dr. G. Daniel Jones. After her husband’s death, Florence would relocate to Seabrook Village, in Tinton Falls, NJ to be closer to her daughter.
Florence was a product of the Philadelphia school system graduating from William Penn High School for girls. Florence loved and lived life to the fullest. She worked for over 30 years for the federal government as a supply systems analyst for the Naval Aviation Supply Depot, which is a field requisition, inventory, and stock transfer for all naval aviation; an aviation supply office. This position did require her to go on provisioning trips on occasion. Florence loved to shop and look for good sales, so after retiring she worked part time at Bloomingdales, until it became too difficult for her to stand for prolonged periods. She often laughed with her daughter about how she had to sneak some of her many sale purchases, especially shoes, past her husband.
Florence married the love of her life, Frederick, on April 10, 1948, and they were blessed with 66 years of marriage at the time of Frederick’s death in 2014. They were truly the wind beneath each other’s wings, and they thoroughly enjoyed life together. From this union one child, Linda was born. They loved to travel and were known for their Pinocle Card parties. After retirement they became regulars in Atlantic City and there was definitely a room at the Tropicana with their name on it. One of their favorite trips was to Hawaii, which included stops to San Francisco and Las Vegas. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner each year for her immediate family and Christmas dinner for the extended family was something they enjoyed and looked forward to for many years. Florence loved her family and especially enjoyed seeing and hearing about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their pictures are all over her apartment. She would end every conversation with her daughter by asking about her son-in-law Ron and she would always say, “Tell Ronnie I said Hi.” Florence additionally maintained a very special relationship with her niece Debi, over the years. It was so easy to feel the love from Florence.
Florence departed this life on Thursday, November 2, 2023, and while her family will deeply miss her, they will be strengthened by the love, sensitivity and caring she shared with them and find comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body means she is present with the Lord.
Florence leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Linda Kornegay, (Ronnie), two grandchildren, Kamal Kornegay, (Dimana), and Suraya Kornegay, two greatgrandchildren Kalina and Liana Kornegay, a special niece, Debi Allen, special cousins, Marion Ragland and Dee Dee Strohman and a host of cousins, neighbors, and friends.