Loretta Jo Tupin

Loretta Jo Tupin, 68, of Bradenton, a loving wife, and our beautiful mother, was called home to rest on May 15, 2023.

She was born December 11, 1954, in Kansas City, MO. Her family moved to Bradenton Beach in the early 60s. Loretta was the core of a big and extremely loving family. The love she had for her family was powerful and enduring. That love for people carried into her professional pursuits. She spent time as a nurse, but she was mostly known as a passionate restaurant owner, always cooking delicious meals and going out of her way to make people smile. She filled places like the Cortez Café and Loretta’s Kitchen with a contagious family spirit. Throughout her life, she always loved her furbabies, but she will be remembered most for her gardening. Every visit to Mom was a must to stop and smell the varieties of flowers she enjoyed growing, flowers just as beautiful as her.

She is survived by her husband, David Tupin; her companion, Daisy Dog; her children, Stevie, Misty and Christy; her sisters, Anne, Vicki and Jeanie; her grandchildren, Amanda, Jeffrey, Crystal, Marissa and Sara; her great-grandchildren, Kinley, Oliver, Ansley, Jhett, Theo and Prince. She was predeceased by her father, Omer "Robbie” Robinson; mother, Eugenia Haas; brother, Ronnie Robinson; sisters, Stevie Deckard and Florence Campbell.

There will be a Graveside Service Monday, May 22, 2023, starting with a procession at 9 AM from Brown & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 to her Graveside Service at 10 AM at Historic Palma Sola Cemetery, 8604 9th Avenue NW, Bradenton, FL, 34209. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time and posted on Facebook.

Condolences may be sent to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.