Turner, Annie Mae Ransom

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Annie Mae Ransom Turner, 95, of Radford, Va., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Goldsboro, N. C.


She was a long time member of First Baptist Church where she was honored as being the Mother of the Church. She was born in Gary, West Virginia on December 15, 1921 to the late Clane Ransom and Mary Gunter Ransom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond Turner, Jr.; Daughter, Betty Ann Turner Harris; sons, Douglas Allen Turner, Sr. and Rev. Jack Leonard Turner; and a grandson, Anthony Harris.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, George (Bettie) Turner of Fairlawn, and John (Ann) Turner of Christiansburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth (Donald) Coles, Sr. of Goldsboro, N.C. and Audrey (Anthony) Kelly of Asheville, N.C.; 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

The family received friends on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, 555 West Rock Road, Radford, Virginia. Funeral services were held on Monday with Rev. C. Coles Casey officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Radford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Annie Mae Turner to the New River Agency on Aging, 141 East Main Street, Suite 500, Pulaski, VA 24301.

The Turner family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com