Elizabeth Victoria Turner flew away to heaven on Saturday, October 20, 2007, after an extended illness and a courageous life. Her loved ones surrounded her and helped her on her way.
Born August 4, 1985, Elizabeth was a happy girl who spread smiles like ripples in a pond. She was a beacon of light for her family. Her courage in the face of adversity and her stamina, laughter, and hugs changed the lives of many people, most of all her family. She breathed her life in to her parents, James and Toni Turner and taught them to play and run and laugh as only a child can do. Elizabeth showed them that life happens every day and that smiles can be seen through tears.
Elizabeth loved Beanie Babies, dolls, the beach, riding horses, birthdays, videos, and everybody she met. Unlike most of us as teenagers, she loved going to school, her teacher, and riding the bus. She had a ready smile for anyone and never met a stranger.
Preceding her in death, her grand parents, George and Eula Thompson and James and Pearl Turner saw the sun rise in her eyes and celebrated life in a different way when Elizabeth came into the world.
She will be missed by her loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by her special cousin, Melanie, who was always there for her as a sister would be.
Though her life was short and she endured an immeasurable amount of physical discomfort, Elizabeth led the way to the lightness and oxygen of life. We thank you, sweet Elizabeth.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Tuesday at the Union Grove United Methodist Church, Orange County. The Rev. Rich Greenway will preside. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home from 7 to 9 pm Monday.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the Batten Disease
Support and Research Association, 166 Humphries Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068.
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