The Rev. Deacon Elizabeth H. Turner passed away at home surrounded by family on February 1, 2021. She was 90 years old and has been a resident of Millsboro off and on for the past 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Arthur W. Turner, who died in 2017. Elizabeth is survived by her son Stephen Darling (Teresa) of El Paso, TX; James Turner (Julia) of Bridgeport, CT; Mark Turner (Carol Beck) of Wilmington, DE; and Brian Turner of Chicago, IL. Her grandchildren are Stephanie Jensen of Willow Spring, NC; Brent Turner of Sudbury, MA; Charles Darling (Katherine Frasca) of Denver, CO; Meredith Darling of Austin, TX; Jesse Palacio (Angie) of Sunland Park, NM; Laura Turner of Mansfield, MA; and Julia Turner of Newton, MA. Elizabeth also has seven great grandchildren.
During her life Elizabeth overcame many obstacles. She rose from an office clerk to executive secretary while raising a young son on her own. She married Arthur in 1958, the beginning of a 58-year love story. She took a job doing credit card promotion and quickly rose to manage those programs nationally. Her clients were companies such as Sears and Gulf Oil. She learned from those around her. In her 40s she chose a new direction for her life. She went to college to meet all the academic and theology requirements and become a Deacon in the Episcopal church. She was ordained in 1980 and was one of the first women Deacons. She served selflessly for almost 30 years with churches in Cincinnati, southern Delaware, and Florida. Her family is proud of her contributions to the communities where she has lived and appreciates the values instilled in them.
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Millsboro Lions Club, 123 Riverview Dr., Dagsboro, DE 19966 or the Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Suite 407 Newark, DE 19713.
Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com
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MILLSBORO LIONS CLUB
123 RIVERVIEW DR, DAGSBORO DE 19939
SEASONS HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
220 CONTINENTAL DRIVE SUITE 407, NEWARK DE 19713