Delores “Dee” Turner
CENTREVILLE — Delores “Dee” Turner of Centreville, MD, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at her home. She was 76.
Born in Ellenboro, WV, on May 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John Ross Niday and Iris Bays Niday. Dee graduated from Glenville State College in Glenville, WV, and spent her entire career as an elementary educator for the Queen Anne’s County Public School System, working at Centreville and Kennard Elementary Schools. She was an active member and past president of the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of Centreville United Methodist Church.
Dee enjoyed rooting for the Orioles, the University of West Virginia Mountaineers football team, and followed collegiate basketball, paying special attention to March Madness every year. She also enjoyed gardening, playing slots and bingo, and visiting the library and reading, but nothing was more precious to her than the time spent with her family. Dee will always be remembered as someone who was quick to share a smile.
She is survived by her daughters: Cindy Downes of Centreville, MD; Karen King and her husband, Nelson of Cordova, MD; her son, David Turner and his wife, Angie of Sudlersville, MD; a brother, Charles “Charlie” Thomas Simmons of Centreville; a sister, Dorothy Jones of Nettie, WV; grandchildren: Ryan Morris, Brandon Morris, Scott Turner, Sadie and Kaitlyn; a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Lynn; and was happily anticipating the birth of her second greatgrandchild in a few short months. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Turner Jr. in 2004; and her son in-law, Lester Downes Jr. in 2006.
Friends and family visited from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville, MD, where a Celebration of Life was held at 7:30. Interment was privately.
Memorial contributions in Dee’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
For online condolences, please visit: www.fhnfuneral home.com. loved to play her flute and piano.
Susan is survived by her good friend and long-time caretaker, Jim Barton, of Queen Anne, Md.; and, in addition, many close relatives. In addition to her parents, Susan is preceded in death by her good friend, Terry L. Maulk.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Road in Centreville, where friends may visit one hour before the service. The interment will be in the Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville.
If friends wish to send memorial donations, please send them to the Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Road, Centreville, MD 21617 or to the Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617.
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