On March 3, 2016, a very dedicated soldier for Jesus, was called home to Heaven to exchange her sword for wings after battling an extended illness.
Virginia M. Turner, 55, was born Nov. 17, 1960, in Munich, Germany, to Loren M. and Johanna (Schmidt) Thomas.
On Aug. 12, 1983, she married Don R. Turner, who survives. Also surviving are their children, Ricarda (Shad) Wright of Circleville and Don R. Turner II of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Donte, Trynity and Brendyn Wright; her father, Loren M. Thomas of Chillicothe; sisters and brother-in-law, Patrizia Thomas of Chillicothe, Janette (Jeff) Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, Lorencene Thomas and Sandy Turner, both of Chillicothe; brother, Maurice Thomas of Chillicothe; her mother-in-law, Marian Turner of Chillicothe; brothers-in-law, Shawn (Kyra) Turner of Naples, Florida, Angelo Turner, Tina (Bill) Thomas and Angie (Myron) Miller, all of Chillicothe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother, Johanna; grandson, Christian Wright; father-in-law, James A. Turner; and brothers-in-law, Byron A. Turner and James A. Turner Jr.
Jenni was a graduate of Chillicothe High School, Class of 1978. She worked at USEC in Piketon until her health declined.
She was an exceptional person that led her life by living for God. She would do absolutely anything to fight for her family and friends. Even in the worst times that she was going through, Virginia’s faith remained unbreakable and strong.
Virginia loved spending time with friends and family. Her love for her husband, Don Rico Turner, could not be put into words but could be seen when they were together. Virginia was the absolute best wife, mother and mamaw that anyone could ask for. Her family was her heart.
Although we are deeply saddened, she has a testimony that spoke for itself, and she touched many lives, even up until the end. We are blessed to have had the times we had with her, which will always remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Zion Baptist Church with Bishop Melvin Maughmer, Dr. Rev. J. Troy Gray and Pastor Mark Pfiefer officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Credit Union, attn: Ricarda Wright account, P.O. Box 1974, Chillicothe, OH 45601, or directly at any Homeland branch, to assist with medical expenses.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haller Funeral Home & Crematory, Chillicothe. Visit www.hallerfuneralhome.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal