Monday, March 14, 2022 | Wake: 10:00 a.m. | Service: 11:00 a.m. |
Howell Funeral Home Chapel | 10220 Guilford Road | Jessup, MD 20794
Celebration of Life for Norris Turner
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery | 1122 Sunrise Beach Road|| Crownsville, MD 21032 |
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Obituary Norris Turner was born to the late Willie Norris Turner, a retired military (Air Force/Army) and Longshoreman, and the late Mattie Mae Turner, homemaker and maid, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 19, 1941. Born and raised in South Florida, Norris met the love of his life, Pearl, in high school. After high school graduation, he enlisted into the United States Army. He served as a medical corpsman, and was stationed in Japan and Vietnam for a significant part of his military career. After military service, Norris returned to school to complete his education earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at Florida A&M University, graduating in 1969. Norris and Nellie had three children, Noreen Nicole, Rhonda Viola, and Lamar David. With patience, discipline, and humility, Norris and Pearl raise their children, and taught them to value education, and hard work. The family regularly shared long family trips to see the natural beauty and attractions of almost every US state. Norris graduated from Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1973, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He subsequently served in several sales roles with companies, including Sears and Roebuck, Philco, and Ford. He completed his career with American Hospital Supply, where he worked for 17 years. In later years, Norris developed a love for golf, and in retirement, he worked in his dream job as a starter for Fairway Hills Golf Course in Columbia, Maryland. Norris was an instructor at heart and was called “Bubba” by his family. He always found the time to answer a question or solve a problem no matter how small. However, his preference was to show you how to do a task yourself, rather than doing it for you. Norris was very competitive, never believing in letting his opponent win at any competition, not even his children. He was loved dearly by his immediate and extended family members and will always be in their hearts and memories. Norris is survived by his wife Pearl; his son Lamar Turner; his grandchildren Jason Tyler Sloan, Nicolas Donald Thomas, Olivia Cynthia Thomas, Rachel Lynn Turner, and Sarah Nicole Turner; his great-grandson Haiden Thomas; his sisters Rosie Cook and Alma Wheeler, and his brother Walter Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughters, Rhonda Viola and Noreen Nicole; and his sisters, Ida Dorsey, Isabel (Louise) Maupin, and Ellen Bagley; and his parents.