Mrs. Mary Ella Turner Talley was born the daughter of Herman Theodore Turner and Maggie Ann Bradsher Turner on October 2, 1939 in Person County. Her gracefully life came to a close, surrounded by her loved ones on December 31, 2018 at the Adorable Senior Care Facility of Hillsborough, North Carolina.
She was educated at Jordan Sellars High School and was a Chef with the Cutting Board. Mary was a devoted member of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church, serving as a Deaconess and in several other capacities. She had a style and grace that was second to none. Fraternally, Mary was a member of St. Anita Maria Order of the Eastern Star PHA Chapter #622, The Golden Circle, Daughters of Isis El Jebel Court #48.
She is survived by her loving children: Matthew T. Turner (Pastor Bernice) and Veronica Slade Day (Alonzo Cribbs); several loving and dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother James Turner (Inez), Curtis Fuller and Otis Blackwell, Sr. and many dear loving nieces & nephews, cousins and dear friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Robert Luther Turner, Sr. and Wallace Andrew Turner, Sr.