Mildred Lester Turner

Our precious mother Mildred Lester Turner of Denver NC passed away on Tuesday March 28th.  She devoted her life to caring for her husband and children.

Jimmy and Mildred were married nearly 60 years ago. Dad preceded her in death 17 months ago. She worked to provide for her family in the grocery store business and she and dad retired as owners of Park-n-Shop the Wonder Stores almost 20 years ago.

When dad’s health started to decline, she cared for him with such love and dedication and never left his side. Her heart was broken when he left this world and was more than her heart could stand. She raised her 3 children Teressa Kirk (Husband-Don), Curtis Turner (Wife-Reginia) and Scott Turner (Wife-Lacey) with the same love and dedication. We couldn’t have asked for a better example of what a human should be.

We are heartbroken and miss her dearly. No grandmother has ever loved her grandchildren more than she did. Miranda Perkins, Corey Turner (Wife-Melissa), Emily Morgan (Husband-Alex), Erin Deon (Husband-Scott) and Garrett Griffin will miss her more than words can say. Her 8 great grandchildren Deja, Kailyn, Kurt, Haven, Oliver, Benjamin, Lukas and Kayden will have to learn of their Great Grandmothers love for them through stories and pictures of her holding them. In those pictures you can see the insurmountable love in her eyes.

The funeral service will be held at the church she attended Lakeside Church of God at 2:00pm Tuesday April 4th, 2023.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you make donations to the church online at or mail to Lakeside Church PO Box 570 Denver, NC 28037.

5 Responses to Mildred Lester Turner

  1. Kay Lester April 1, 2023 at 7:03 am #

    We will miss Mildred Our hearts are saddened. We will always remember her .always cooking for everyone.just like her mother.WE Loved Mildred Paul’s sister.Had good times at the lake.Her and Jimmy will always be in our hearts.For children and family we love you and praying for you all. God bless you. Paul & Kay.

  2. Tony owenby April 1, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

    I remember her caring treated me like I was one of her son always giving me advice and always care she will be daringly missed my heart is sad

  3. Tina Rigby April 1, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

    A true saint, she walked the talk, and I am grateful for who she was, now with her savior and family in the best place she could be! Love you Aunt Mildred! My prayers are with your family and friends who now have to walk this world without your beautiful spirit. I pray all the seeds you planted in this world, mature they way your heart wanted them too. Love you! Your niece, Tina

  4. denise garner coffey April 2, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

    hello Teressa ,Curtis ,Scott ,i am a first cousin to Mildred, your grandmother Hattie Lee and my father Joe Dean Garner were brother and sister. i am ashame to say it has been years since i saw Mildred and so sorry to hear of her passing also of Jimmy’s passing .i understand she loved to cook, if she took after aunt Hattie Lee she was a super cook .i remember going to see aunt Hattie Lee as child at Christmas and the tab les of food she had cooked .please know all of you have been in thought and prayer and will continue to be. I apologize my condolences are not in person. i have no doubt she will be greatly missed .Loving reminder Psalm 116;15 ‘Precious in the sight of The LORD is the death of HIS HIS love and prayers Denise Garner Coffey

  5. MaryJane Carty April 2, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

    I only knew Mildred as my sister in the Lord from our Lakeside Church of God, she always had a smile and always received a good morning hug on Sundays when I saw her. Miss you Mildred, you my sister have arrived, will see you again in Heaven. MaryJane

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