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Edna Whitenack Turner

Roanoke, Virginia


December 5, 2019


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Oakey’s North Chapel - Roanoke Obituary

Edna Whitenack Turner, formerly of Roanoke, Va., walked into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the age of 95.

Edna was a long-time member of Enon Baptist Church of Hollins and then at Main Street Baptist Church of Christiansburg until the time of her passing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for a short time at Lewis Gale Hospital and Friendship Manor, but her real love was that of a homemaker, wife, and mother. Edna loved music, singing, and her cats.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Bertha Whitenack as well as six siblings.

Surviving is her husband of 72 years, Zane L. Turner; son, William A. Turner; daughter, Diane T. Montgomery (Mark); grandson, Cameron Hollandsworth (Heather); and two great-grandsons, Zane and Cory Hollandsworth.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Oakey’s North Chapel. The Funeral Service will be conducted at noon on Monday, December 9, 2019, at Oakey’s North Chapel with Dr. A. Timothy Hight and The Reverend Robert Smith officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.oakeys.com.

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I met Mrs. Turner when my mother was in rehab in 2015 shortly before my mother passed away. I had the chance several times to visit with her. She was a sweet lady...upset with having to be in rehab but she coped with it. My daughter and granddaughter later met her and became friends with the family. Sorry for your loss but Heaven's gain....you will see her again some day.

So sorry about this loss, I didn't know her personally but I certainly know Diane and Mark Montgomery and am continuing to pray for you both,,,God bless and keep you both......Mike and Karen Campbell