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A Memorial Service will be held for Jerry W. Turner, 68, at Dignity Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039 on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Rick Jones, Minister of Pastoral Care, Houston's First Baptist Church will conduct the memorial service.
Jerry passed away on January 2, 2018 in Lafayette, LA. He was born July 8, 1949, a native of Houston and resident of Lafayette. He was the son of the late Louis Turner and the former Etha Stovall of Houston. He attended Sam Houston High School, and Texas Tech University where he played basketball.

He is survived by his son, Jason Turner; granddaughters, Millie and Ella Turner of Lafayette; siblings, Yvonne Taylor, Gloria Morrill, Jim Turner, and Ronnie Turner; former spouse Connie Milsaps Turner.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Jackson Turner and Etha Bell Stovall Turner; siblings Jeraldine Durham Vela and Sandra Stewart.

Jerry (Poppy) devoted his life to his family and spent time with his son, Jason, watching basketball and football, talking about Jason's business, and fishing. His granddaughters were the loves of his life. He would take them shopping, to the movies, school activities, and vacations. He will be greatly missed.

We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Jerry during his 68 years, among them: Never throw anything away, keep tons of plastic containers, scraps of building materials, clothes from 1969, every birthday card from date of birth."

The family would like to thank Jason's fiance, Jill Yeates, who was an integral part of Jerry's health care and support to Jason, Millie, and Ella.
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