Donna R. Turner, 72, a resident of Jackson, TN since 1990, died Friday night August 24, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
She was born in Memphis, TN the daughter of the late Carl Rhoads and Tommie Rankin Rhoads. She graduated from Frayser High School, Memphis, graduated from University of Tennessee Knoxville with a degree in early childhood education. Donna taught kindergarten at the Tate School of Discovery in Knoxville for ten years. She was a member of Grace Memorial United Methodist Church and actively involved in the United Methodist Church and the community. She was employed for many years by Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church and Northside United Methodist Church, and most recently volunteered as the librarian for Hands Up! Preschool.
Donna is survived by a son Scott Paul Turner of San Francisco, CA, a daughter Traci Lee Turner of Dorchester, MA, two brothers, Carl Emerson Rhoads, III of Shreveport, LA, Tommy Lyn Rhoads (Roxane) of Jackson, TN and a nephew Quincy Rhoads.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be directed to Hands Up! Preschool or Regional Inter Faith Association.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 1, 2018 in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors. The family will be receiving friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM prior to the service.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.731.668.1111.www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com