Obituary – Darnell Turner
Deacon Darnell Turner, son of the late Deacon Lenzo Turner, Sr. and Mrs. Birdine Turner.
He accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age, uniting with Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized as a public confession of faith in Christ by the late Rev. Mose DeBro.
Darnell received his early education in the public schools of Helena, Arkansas. Graduating in 1978 from Central High School in Helena.
Later, he attended Los Medanos College and California State University at Hayward. Darnell moved to California in 1981 and united with Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the great Pastor Dr. P. N. Sumpter in which he was formerly ordained as a deacon by Pastor Sumpter. Darnell worked for Bio-Rad Laboratories in Hercules, CA from October 26,1998 until just before his illness. He later united in holy matrimony to Dawn Sutton, and this union was blessed with one daughter, Adrienne Nicole (the apple of his eye). Darnell was very active in his community, having served as an officer of the local N.A.A.C.P. and president of the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District.
Darnell departed this life on September 4, 2012 at 4:25 am. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters: Doris and Marjorie; and brother, Frederick. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Adrienne; his mother, Birdine; his brother, Lenzo Jr.; and his sister, Beverly.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4:7)
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