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Donna Jean (Thornton) Turner

June 18, 1949 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 71)


Donna Jean Turner, age 71, of Indianapolis, IN, was born to Albert and Alma Jean Thornton, Jr. on June 18, 1949, both of which preceded Donna in death. Donna attended IPS Elementary School #44 and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School, where she received an award for perfect attendance all four years! Shortly following graduation, Donna married Donnie Ray Turner.  This union was blessed with one child, Donna Rae. 

In 1970, fifty years ago, Donna made the most important decision of her life, which was dedicating her life to Jehovah God.  During those fifty years, she had the privilege of serving as a Regular Pioneer for over 20 years, along with her Pioneer Partner, Dorothy Barlow.  Donna and Dorothy were zealous warriors in preaching the Good News of God’s Kingdom to many Bible Students, Return Visitors, and Neighbors in the community.  Donna enjoyed traveling.  Her favorite trip each summer was to the annual world-wide Jehovah’s Witness Conference.  Amongst other privileges was her attendance at two Jehovah’s Witness International Conventions.  She was a big part of the Pleasant Run Congregation’s love that was shown to ALL who attended. Donna was a faithful servant delivering the “Good News” of the Jehovah’s Witness Ministry.

Caregiving was also Donna’s ministry.  She cared for her grandmother until her death and, as her aunt’s health declined, Donna assisted her, as well. 

Donna departed from earthly life Thursday, June 3, 2021. Her dear friends, Barbara and Lathell Parker were present. Barbara was also Donna’s caregiver.

Donna leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter Donna Rae Turner; two grandchildren—Lakeesha Banks (Corey), and Donovan Turner; her great-grandchild—Malayah Rose Molina Turner; her only sister—Cheryl Sharp; and her nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends and loved ones.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. noon, at Grinsteiner Funeral Home, 1601 E. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46201.

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Grinsteiner Funeral Home

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Memorial Service
June 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Grinsteiner Funeral Home
1601 E. New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201

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