Dorothy O. Turner, was born April 19, 1922, in Charlotte, NC to Harry T. Orr, Sr. and Kathleen Ritch Orr. She graduated from Central High School and Kings Business College in Charlotte. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Ira Bernard Turner, Jr. on July 12, 2001. She was also predeceased by her siblings Marjorie O. Spurrier, Kathleen O. Kissell, and Harry Tracy Orr, Jr. Her surviving sister is Eleanor O. Freeman. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Turner Newport, of Centreville, VA and Nancy’s children, Sharon Newport of Aldi, VA and David Newport and his wife Cosette of Centreville, VA. She is also survived by her son, Thomas C. Turner and his children, Thomas C. Turner, II and Michael Carter Turner, all of Durham, NC. She was a very active member of Forest Hills Baptist Church where she served in various ways including Teacher of Adults. Her last job was Secretary to the Senior Minister of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC, on Monday, September 29 at 1pm, with services beginning at 2pm. Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Springmoor Endowment Fund, Springmoor Life Care Community, 1500 Sawmill Rd, Raleigh, NC.
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