Donna “Mama D” Turnage

Published 4:05 pm Friday, November 15, 2013

Donna “Mama D” Turnage, 53, of Pine, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.

She was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Bogalusa and was the daughter of Devon Thomas and Ella Mae Creel Thomas.

Her family said she absolutely loved riding the roads, talking on the phone and going to church. She loved her children, grandchildren and spending time with church family.

She was preceded by her parents; her grandparents, Lula Creel and Albert; one sister, Linda Gayle Strickland Phelps; one grandson, Damon Scott Thomas and one sister-in-law, Connie Erwin.

Survivors include her husband, Julius Turnage of Pine; one son, Dewayne Turnage and wife Pamela of Pine; three daughters, Janie Turnage, Beverly Thomas and husband Scottie and Patricia Turnage, all of Pine; one brother, Henry Ford Erwin of Tylertown, Miss.; one sister, Loretta E. Parker and husband Horace of Lafayette; a special niece, Rhoda Graves of Pine; 14 grandchildren, Destiny Turnage, Kaylee Turnage, Macie Turnage, Chelsey and Abigail Turnage, Kyle Fletcher, Trevor Fletcher, Lacie Fletcher, Dallas Graham, Hunter Graham, Ethan Galey, Emily Galey, Morgan Thomas, Bethany “Bug” Thomas and one very special granddaughter, Dynasty Turnage; and one great-grandchild, Kynslee Norman.

Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday evening at Brockdale Jesus Name Church in Tylertown until funeral service Monday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Charles Creel and Rev. Jerry Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery in Pine.

Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb, Miss. is in charge of arrangements.

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