The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner, a global superstar, singer, and mother of four passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday. Her spokeswoman stated that she died quietly in her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland. Tina had been sick for a long time. The star was born to Floyd Richard Bullock and Zelma Priscilla.
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Who were Floyd Richard Bullock and Zelma Priscilla?
The star was born to Floyd Richard Bullock and Zelma Priscilla.
Bullock was a Baptist pastor and sharecropper overseer, while Zelma was a Cherokee and Navajo farmer.
Bullock was born to Alex Bullock and Roxanna Vaughns Langford on July 31, 1912 in Nutbush, Haywood County, Tennessee, USA.
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Turner’s mother, Zelma Priscilla, born Zelma Currie to Joe Currie and Georgina Flagg Currie in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee was a farmer of part-Cherokee and Navajo descent.
She was born on November 18, 1918.
Bullock married Priscilla, and they had a daughter, ‘Anna Mae’ (Tina Turner), on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Haywood County, Tennessee, where Floyd worked as a sharecropper overseer. Their daughter, an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and author, is now known as the “Queen of Rock & Roll.”
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Alline Bullock, their eldest daughter, was a songwriter and music manager.
Floyd Bullock died on January 18, 1967, at the age of 54, and was buried in Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, USA. Zelma Priscilla later passed away at the age of 80 in Studio City, Los Angeles County, California, on October 9, 1999, and was buried there.