MacArthur Skeeter Turner

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 9, 2004

MacArthur &uot;Skeeter&uot; Turner of 307 Hunter St., Suffolk was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 at Obici Hospital. He was the son of Minnie Turner and the late John H.Turner.

He was a member of New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries, where he served in the Male Chorus, J.P. Wiggins Gospel Choir, The Recording Choir and the nursing staff. He was an employee of Obici Hospital as an operating room transporter. He was hospital’s employee of the year in 1996-97 and he received his 35 year pin from Obici this year. He was also a youth baseball coach and an avid chess player.

MacArthur is survived by his wife, Freddie W. Turner of Suffolk; a stepdaughter, Conjo Wiggins; a stepson, Elder Charlie Wiggins Jr. and one son, Corinthian Wiggins, all of Suffolk.


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He is also survived by a devoted mother-in-law, Evangelist Sarah Holland of Suffolk; a sister, Adrianne Turner of Waverly; nine brothers, Horace Turner Jr. (Britton), Edward Turner Sr. (Yvonne), Linwood Turner (Lucy), all of Waverly; Wilbert Turner (Shelia) of Richmond; Ernest Turner (Justine), Leroy Turner (Janice), Joseph Turner (Frannie), Leslie Turner and Willie Turner, all of Waverly; two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Holland (Ruby) of Suffolk and Robert Holland of New York; and one sister-in-law, Dolly Holland (Willie) of Suffolk. He also leaves to mourn two grandchildren, Aaliyah and Shemar Wiggins of Suffolk; a close friend, Elder Charlie Wiggins Sr. of Suffolk; a devoted cousin, Earnestine Lockett and Willie Bazemore of Windsor; three aunts, Mary Cooper of Waverly, Barbara Hunter of North Carolina, and Jean Wright of Philadelphia; 27 nieces and nephews; and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A wake will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at First Baptist Church in Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries, County Street, Suffolk. Bishop William P. Wiggins will be officiating. The Bishop Raymond Wiggins will be presiding over the service. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. for viewing. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive family and friends at the home of Elder Charlie Wiggins Sr., 2211 Kentucky Ave. The funeral procession will assemble at 307 Hunter St. at 11 a.m. Saturday for the funeral.

Visitation will be at Harris Funeral Home, 685 Carolina Road, beginning Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.

Harris Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to