Deaconess Johnnie Jean (Folley) Turner, 83, of Warrensburg, MO, formerly of Mayview, MO, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Riverbend Heights in Lexington, MO. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Zion United Church of Christ, 105 N. Mary St., Mayview, MO, 64071. A funeral will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Mayview, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Zion AME Church in Mayview, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South St., Lexington, Mo 64067, 660-259-2245. Memories of Johnnie and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
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Johnnie was born on February 4, 1936 in Carrollton, MO to Johnny and Ethel (Oliver) Folley. After graduating from Douglas High School in Lexington, MO, she was united in marriage to Calvin Turner Sr. on March 28, 1956 in Richmond, MO. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2006. Johnnie retired from the Higginsville Habilitation Center in Higginsville, MO after 30 plus years of service. She then worked as a cook for the Higginsville Senior Center. She was a member and Deaconess of the Zion A.M.E. Church in Mayview, MO where she also taught Sunday School. She was active in the Sunshine Club, and was a Life member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the A.M.E. Church. Johnnie also was a leader for the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts and 4-H. She was a “city taxi cab driver” and would give a ride to anyone who needed it.
Survivors include seven children, Reginald Turner of Mayview, MO, Theresa McNeal of Warrensburg, MO, Michael Turner of Kansas City, MO and wife Linda Turner of Lexington, MO, Wanda Wise of Warrensburg, MO, Pamela Moss, Sue Ella Turner, and Tina Turner all of Kansas City, MO; daughters-in-law, Blondina Turner of Independence, MO and Rhonda Turner of Sedalia, MO; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth West of Topeka, KS, Dawn Cole of Hazelwood, MO and Arintha Turner of St. Louis, MO; first cousin, Doris Choate of Compton, CA; grandchildren, Paul Turner, Decubanise Winfrey, Toby Moss, Symphony McNeal, Calvin Ray Turner (Lacy), Curtis George, Anthony Ray Turner, Emmanuel George, Xavire “Kent” Wise, Nataniel Turner (Talon), Mikaylin Turner; great grandchildren, Tyre Winfrey, Michyla Turner, Destiny Turner, James Turner, Curtis George-Harris, Monteario George-Harris, Nataniel Turner II, Adrianna Cooperider, Landon Cooperider, Khalil Turner, MaNiaya Mundy Puchard and Linda Grace Mundy Puchard; and three great-great grandchildren, Melodie Stewart, Bryson Dickey and Kilik Winfrey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Johnnie was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Turner Jr.; grandchildren, Angelique Moss and Raquel Mundy Puchard; son-in-law, Clinzo McNeal; and a brother, Paul Folley and wife Irene.