Tokie Suzuki Farmer passed away peacefully Sunday April 26th 2015. She was born in Tokyo, Japan on May 5th 1930 to Kimi and Shintaro Suzuki. Tokie was the youngest of their four children. Tokie spent her early teenage years living in war-torn Japan and recounted many stories regarding the disruptions caused by war. After the war, while working at the U.S. Army base in Tokyo, Tokie caught the eye of a tall, handsome soldier named Ralph Moreland Farmer. Tokie and Ralph married in 1958 and had a much-cherished daughter, Josephine (Josie), in 1960. Tokie was busy in her early years of marriage taking care of the family and traveling from her native Japan to Germany, Norfolk, VA, Sacramento, CA, San Antonio, TX and finally settling in Ralph’s hometown of Birmingham, AL. In 1970 Ralph passed away and Tokie and Josie moved back to Japan where they resided until 1976. Tokie was very proud of Josie’s many accomplishments, especially Josie’s graduation from The University of North Carolina and her work with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Tokie kept busy by volunteering at UNC Hospital making sock monkeys as well as playing tennis with Josie, cooking and maintaining the home. Tokie was a devoted mother who lovingly cared for Josie while Josie battled cancer. Josie passed away in 2013. Tokie loved shopping, feeding her dog, Yuki and eating out with her friends. She was very energetic and proved that dynamite does come in small packages; she will be dearly missed. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 28th, 3:00 pm at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, 1721 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC. "Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are happy" ~ Inuit Legend. We miss you already, our Tokie.