Delores “Dee” Turner

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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 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.

To of­fer on­line con­do­lences, please visit: moore­fu­ner­al­

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