Sarah Turner Hampton

Published 10:59 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sarah Turner Hampton, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Sarah was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mattie Ray, of Suffolk; first husband, O.R. Turner Jr.; a son, Dale J. Turner; and one grandson, Christopher Turner.

She is survived by her very faithful and loving husband of 32 years, the Rev. Ray Hampton; daughters, Rebecca T. Parker and husband, Ronnie, of Gates, N.C.; Sharon T. Peelen and husband, John, of Suffolk; son, Ronald O. Turner Sr., of Suffolk. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jody T. Brinkley and husband, Vernon, and Jeff R. Taylor and wife, Mary, both of Gates, N.C., Ronald O. Turner Jr., Spencer L. Hart IV, Bryan J. Turner, Sarah J. Peelen and Katie N. Peelen, and six great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Surry Baptist Church and she was retired from the Lipton Tea Company, where she was employed for 34 years.


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A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at R.W. Baker and Company Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, Suffolk. Interment will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive guests following the service at their home, 1236 Willowbrook Drive, Suffolk. Condolences may be registered online at

Sarah was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Her faith and love of God led her to be a generous and caring person. She was a bright light in many people’s lives. Although she will be missed on this earth, she wears her crown of Glory for all eternity. Her love continues to shine through us all.