CJ Turner was born in Hollandale, Mississippi to the late Carrie Turner
Woods and James Williams on July 22, 1958. CJ was later adopted by his
father Willie Woods. CJ attended Simmons High School in Mississippi
before moving to Kansas and graduating from Lawrence High School. CJ
then relocated to Oklahoma where he attended Oklahoma Community
College to further his education. CJ's final move was to Albany, New York
where he worked as a floor installer until his health began declining.
CJ is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents,
and his two sisters Bessie Taylor and Jackie Williams.
CJ leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 38 years, Lori Sanders Turner, his daughter, Aimee Sanders, his grandson, Jaden Vyent, 17
sisters, Earnestine (Rance) Neal, Ruby Woods, Katrice Woods all of
Lawrence, KS, Estella (Mark) Woods of Erlanger, KY, Dorothy
Buchanan of Hollandale, MS, Rosetta Thomas of Decatur, AL,
Hertestine (Walter) Cook, Elizabeth (Warchester) Wims of Chicago, IL,
Deloris (James) Grey of Phoenix, AZ, Paula Wimberly of Pompano
Beach, FL, Shelia Anderson of Redford, MI, Beverly Martin, Belinda
Williams, Gwen Hunter, all from Detroit, MI, Persha Henison of
Milwaukee, WI, Tiffany Bell of West Saint Paul, MN, Jamila David of
Jacksonville, AR; 7 brothers, Willie (Jeannie) Woods Jr of Pittsburgh, KS,
Oliver Woods, Benjamin Woods both of Lawrence, KS, William (Debra)
Woods of Hollandale, MS, Alfred Hamilton of Greenville, MS, Charles
Wilson of Jacksonville, NC, and James Williams Jr of Chicago, IL. CJ also
leaves memories to 3 aunts, 4 uncles, and an abundance of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
The family of CJ Turner would like to thank everyone
for their acts of kindness shown during our time of
bereavement. The family thanks God for the many
phone calls, prayers, and monetary donations.
-The Turner Sanders Family
I'm home in heaven dear one;
oh so happy and oh so bright.
There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
safely home in heaven at last.
And he came himself to meet me in that way so hard to thread;
and with Jesus' arm to lean on,
could I have one doubt of dread.
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
for I love you dearly still,
try to look beyond Earth's shadows,
pray to trust our father's will.