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Ralph Lee Turner, Sr.

March 28, 1951 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 70)

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          RALPH L. TURNER, SR. was born March 28, 1951 in Emporia, Virginia to the late Christine and James A. Turner, Sr.  In the early morning of Thursday, December 16, 2021, he entered quietly into eternal rest at Accordius Health and Rehabilitation in Emporia, Virginia.

            Ralph was educated in the Greensville County Public School System, Emporia, Virginia.

          At an early age Ralph joined the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia and was a faithful member until his health declined.

          Ralph was employed with Georgia Pacific for a short time before gaining employment with CSX Railroad as a Conductor.

            On July 12, 1969 he was united in holy matrimony to Orline W. Turner and to this union four children were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents Christine and James A. Turner, Sr., one grandson Ralph L. Turner, III (Tre’), three sisters, Josephine Turner, Queen Cain and Constance Turner.

          Ralph leaves to cherish his love and memories: four children, Ralph L. Turner, Jr. (Della) of Skippers, Virginia, Arletha F. Turner-Hardee (Frank) of Dudley, North Carolina,  William P. Turner of Richmond, Virginia and Orlanda L. Turner of Emporia, Virginia; one daughter-at-heart, Belinda Jenkins (Lester) of Emporia, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, James A. Turner, Jr. of Staten Island, New York; one sister, Ernestine Jordan of Petersburg, Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins 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.  

 

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to the family of Mr. Ralph Lee Turner, Sr.

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

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Services

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Monday
December 20, 2021

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

Private Service

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