We are celebrating the life of Mary Louise Turner.
Mary was born in Hollandale, Mississippi on October 7, 1937. She was the sixth of eight children born to the union of Cornelious and Mattie Briscoe, who preceded her in death. Four of her brothers, Archie Lee, Eddie, Johnny and Peter also preceded her in death.
Mary confessed to Jesus Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church in Hollandale. She was a devoted member and continued in the faith. After graduating from Simmons High School located in Hallandale, Mississippi, she moved to Chicago, Illinois.
On June 27, 1964, Mary was united in Holy Matrimony to Joe Turner, who preceded her in death. Together, they embarked into their own family business, the infamous “Why Not Cocktail Lounge” located at 10903 South Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. Mary also loved fashion and had a passion for cooking and baking.
Mary made her transition on the morning of Monday, February 1, 2016 at the age of 78 years old. Mary lived a fulfilling life, she will be greatly missed and well remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Mary leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Derrick and Joe; one daughter, Winona; ten grandchildren: Inga, Marcus, Nicholas, Kaonjaletta, Joe Jr., Jawon, Jahlil, Derreon, Michelle and Teran; two sisters, Ruth Trotter and Barbara Ann Ward; one brother, Clarence Briscoe; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
THE MATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY
TO MY SWEET, LOVING, NURTURING AND CARING MOTHER…..
WHILE AN “ANGEL” WAS STANDING BY YOUR SIDE, YOUR LAST ENCOURAGING WORDS TO ME WERE “NEVER MAKE PROMISES YOU CAN'T KEEP.” I WILL FOREVER HOLD THOSE WORDS CLOSE TO ME AND WILL WALK BY FAITH TO ATTAIN THEM. YOUR PRESENCE HAS BEEN TAKEN; HOWEVER YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART!
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Your Daughter, Winona Vandella Turner