Mrs. Vergie Jordan Turner

Published 8:25 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

PENDLETON, NC – Vergie Louise Turner of Pendleton, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. Louise was born in Boykins, Virginia to the late Major Jordan and Mary Etta Bynum Jordan on August 10, 1938. She attended the public schools in Northampton County, North Carolina.

Louise married Eddie Turner of Pendleton, NC on December 1, 1956. To this union three daughters were born; Patricia T. Askew (the late Carl R. Askew), Carolyn Louise Turner of Murfreesboro, NC, and Cynthia T. Ingram (Paul Payne) of Greensboro, North Carolina. Louise and Eddie really stressed education in their home. Their three daughters graduated from college. They also made sure their two granddaughters (Jasmine and Adrienne) whom they reared also graduated from college.

Louise, who was affectionately called ‘Nanny’ by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and other children whose lives she lovingly touched. Nanny was a very loving woman with strong Christian beliefs. She was an usher at her church, First Baptist Severn for over thirty years. Nanny loved gospel concerts. She and Eddie attended these gospel concerts with her daughter Pat or her other two adopted daughters of the heart; Evelyn Jordan and Derinda Parker of Pendleton, North Carolina. Nanny also loved Ralph’s snuff, chewing gum and Werther’s candy.

Nanny was a great cook. She was known for cooking delicious collard greens and chicken pot pie. Nanny always welcomed family and friends to eat a home cooked meal whenever they stopped by her and Eddie’s home in Pendleton, N.C.

Nanny is lovingly survived by her husband, Eddie Turner of the home. She also is lovingly survived by her three daughters, Patricia T. Askew, Carolyn Louise Turner and Cynthia T. Ingram. Nanny’s precious granddaughters are Jasmine Owens (Grover) of Gaston, Adrienne N. Turner of Greensboro and Kaye Askew of Murfreesboro. Amaya Owens, Karmyn Burden and Amari Owens are Nanny’s beloved great granddaughters. Nanny is also survived by her loving siblings, Mary Helen Hendricks of Murfreesboro, NC, and Alice Mae Dickens and Lucille Massaline of Ossining, New York. Her only surviving brother is Randolph Jordan of Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents, Major and Mary Etta Jordan, preceded Nanny in death. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis Jordan of Boykins, VA, and Roosevelt Jordan and William Jordan of Ossining, New York. Also, three of her sisters

preceded her in death, Gladys Williams of Boykins, VA, and Geneva Patterson and Evelyn Gilchrist of Peekskill, New York.

Nanny is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law (Sister) Ms. Jessie Mae Turner of Pendleton, North Carolina. Mrs. Ozella Ruffin of Norfolk, Virginia was another sister-in-law whom Nanny loved just like a sister. Nanny had a lot of love for her children at heart, Kenny Worrell, the late Leroy Turner, Kim Jennings, Rudy Ruffin, Carnell Jordan, Grover Owens, Paul Payne, Evelyn Jordan, Maria Jordan, Erel Jordan, T’Kisha Turner and Da’Quan Turner. She also loved Antonio and Tony Branch. Nanny’s loving heart also extended to Dante Jordan, Jovan Jordan, Devon Jordan and Duane Boone.

Mrs. Ella Mae Gatling of Pendleton, NC; Mrs. Glenda Peebles of Rich Square, NC, Mrs. Mable Joyner of Milwaukee, NC and Ms. Vern Vaughan of Murfreesboro, NC were more than Nanny’s good friends. She really considered these ladies as her sisters of the heart.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vergie Louise Turner, formerly of Pendleton, North Carolina, will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Severn, North Carolina. Hertford County Undertakers in Winton, North Carolina is handling the arraignments.