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Lennie D. Turner, Sr.

December 28, 1927 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 94)

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“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

-Proverbs 3: 5


     Lennie Davis Turner, Sr., was born on Wednesday, December 28, 1927 in Sussex County, Virginia to the parentage of the late Willie and Hattie Seaborne Turner.

     Lennie was educated in the Sussex County School System. Early in life, he accepted Christ as his Personal Savior and united in Christian Fellowship with the Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as an usher for twenty-seven years.

     Lennie served his country in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in October of 1955. For over 25 years, he was employed with Belding Hemingway Company, Inc. (Virginia Dying & Finishing), as a machine operator, until his retirement.

     Lennie loved reading the bible and listening to music; especially gospel music that highlighted the sound of the guitar. He was an outdoorsman. He could often be found mowing lawns, using tools to repair something or sipping a Pepsi, while relaxing under his carport.

     On Thursday, July 21, 2022, while maintaining his firm belief and trust in the Lord, our beloved, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, transitioned from this earthly life. In addition to his parents, Lennie was preceded in death by: two brothers, Charlie and Richard Turner and one sister, Rosa Mae Foster.

     Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of: his wife, Rosa Turner; four daughters, Linda Turner, Doris T. White, Elvin Hicks (Dennis) and Joyce Turner-Lucas (Robert); two sons, Lennie Turner, Jr. (Corie) and Paulus Turner; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Hawthorne and Carrie Alston; his caregiver, Edward Dugger; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Turner's  tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mr. Lennie Davis Turner, Sr.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11




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July 29, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Homegoing Celebration
July 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
26843 Grizzard Road
Jarratt, VA 23867

Interment following funeral service
July 30, 2022

Forest Lawn Memorial Garden Forest Lawn Street Emporia, Halifax Street Emporia, VA

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