Darrell Turner
1952 - 2021
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Darrell Turner entered the light of God's face and joined the Angels and Saints after a hard-fought battle of covid-19 on January 5th, 2021 at 5:50 am. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery in St. Covington, LA. Darrell was born to Inez Turner- Melancon on August 8, 1952. He attended Tommy Lafon Elementary School for secondary education. Carter G. Woodson Middle School, and Walter L. Cohen High School, where he graduated as a proud Green Hornet. Darrell worked with the Neville Brothers, Nolan Marshall Photography Studio, and a messenger and one of the first African Americans to work for First National Bank. He is a proud alumnus of Southern University of New Orleans. He held the potential to be a leader in society. Darrell married Paula Herbert-Turner. A few years later, after being poisoned, Darrell begin to slip away into someone unrecognizable to the people that he loved and himself. He was institutionalized by the state of Louisiana and for 27 years has spent it in forensic facilities, away from his loved ones. Darrell leaves to cherish his son, Darrell Christopher Herbert (Aquetta), his wife Paula Turner, grandchildren, Ashle, Ebone, and Micah Herbert. 3 great grandchildren Kendrick, Triniti, and Harmonee, 6 siblings Lanard Turner (Brunetta), James Jones (Paulette), Carol, Michael (Javetta), Alyson, and Baldwin Melancon. One Goddaughter Deion, and a host of cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Inez Turner-Melancon, Step-Father James Melancon, Sisters Gilda Turner and Claudette Canty, brother James Melancon and son Alvin Scott Herbert. Arrangements by Williams & Southall Funeral Home, 5414 Hwy 1, Napoleonville, LA (985) 369-7231. To sign guest book or offer condolences, visit our website at www.williamsandsouthallfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2021.
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St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery
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January 19, 2021
Please be encouraged. I am praying for you all.
Ajagbe Yaw Kufanya Tena
January 16, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Chuckie and Paulette Brown
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