Roosevelt Turner

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Roosevelt Turner was known as Sam to close siblings and to his children's friends, Pepper Sausage. He was born February 18, 1933 to the late Johnny and Irma Turner. He departed this life on December 21, 2017 in the comfort of his own home. Mr. Turner enlisted in the United States Army where he toured throughout Germany, serving his country well, holding back the lines in the Korean War. After his discharge, he returned to the United States and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Southern University. He went on to teach in the EBRP School System for over 30 years. Mr. Turner also, for years, worked as site director for BREC Commission and Park Recreation. He married his teen sweetheart, the late Dorothy Harrell Turner and was committed and devoted to her for 60 years in marriage until her death in 2017 where she passed in the comfort of her home. Mr. Turner battled for over nine years after an aneurysm, but he was strong and he fought a good fight. Mr. Turner finished his course for 84 blessed years. He kept the faith. His sweat nor his labor was not in vain. He leaves to mourn: One beloved daughter, Jennifer Turner Howard (Dale Howard), a grandson, Kendrick Demarcus Turner, who never left his side and helped his Paw Paw to the bitter end. Two other grandchildren, Raven Breann and Brian Tramell, five sisters, Celestine (Charles) Jiles, Lura Devaull, Flora Baugh, Irma J. Walls, Ruth Mattere, two brothers, Leroy (Annie) Turner, and Johnny Jr. (Gladys) Turner, a brother in law, Burnell Harrell, three sister in laws, Idel Spears, Peggy Harrell, and Andrea Turner, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral services of Roosevelt Turner will be on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon and visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Winfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70811. Interment will follow services at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachery, LA.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2018
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