Ralph Turner was born in Decatur, Georgia on October 2, 1938 to the late Josh and Ola Mae Turner: He was the second son of three siblings; The late Warren Turner and the late Lela Ann Turner.
After leaving Georgia, he, his brother and sister joined their mother in Boston, MA. He became a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Ralph like his mother was a faithful and dedicated member of the church. He supported his church physically, financially and spiritually.
Ralph was a very creative individual, full of fun, life and energy. He was very caring, kind and a loving man who loved his mother and family dearly. Ralph love to dance, sing and make things. He had a love and passion for theatre and all types of cultural festivities. He had a flair for designing and decorating. He loved drawing and sketching, he was very crafty and loved things a certain way.
Ralph was employed for 45 years as a Dietary Cook in the main kitchen of New England Baptist Hospital. The dedication and professionalism that he displayed, earned him the respect of all his co-workers. Throughout Ralph’s career and life, he was very generous with people. He would host an annual cookout party for his fellow neighbors at the Concord House all three buildings. He not only would cook the food for the party, but he paid for this annual event all by himself. Ralph was a part of the community garden club another activity that he enjoyed with his neighbors and his south end community.
Ralph was a true believer in God, Family and Community. A very honorable man who served his life with meaning and purpose. He gave so unconditionally.
After the loss of not only his parents, his sister Lela Ann and brother Warren, Ralph's health gave him some challenges and he was not able to continue to do many of the things he truly enjoyed, it never wavered him for his faith and trust in God.
On February 21, 2021 God called Ralph Turner home from labor to reward. He leaves to cherish his memories his nephew Thomas C. Hutchinson, nieces Tanya Y. Roach, both of Summerville, SC., Stacey A. Wilson, Stone Mountain, GA. A host of great nieces, great nephews, relative and friends.
Ralph will be truly missed and very much remembered.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
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