Clarice Irene Turner
September 3, 1956 – January 3, 2020
Clarice Irene Turner was born to Mary Alice Gibbs and Thomas Turner on September 3, 1956 in Amherst, Virginia. She fell asleep in death on January 3, 2020. Clarice grew up in a large, close-knit family. As a child she grew up with three of her brothers, David, Melvin and Michael. She was the only girl. She would tell you proudly I grew up with boys - I'm tough. Later her younger brother, Demetrius, was born. As soon as she was to receive a baby sister-Wylicia, Clarice became pregnant herself with a baby girl-Anika and then later had another baby sister-Shanta.
The joys of her life included the over 30 year relationship with the father of her child who preceded her in death, time spent with family and friends and the birth of her daughter. Clarice did her schooling at Brookland Elementary School, Langley Junior High School and Roosevelt STAY High School. She grew up in a close-knit community.
Clarice worked at a number of jobs, including at the National Education Association. She also worked with various companies as a Security Officer. Her last job was working as a Security Officer with Admiral Security."
Clarice is known as a hospitable and wonderful person, always going beyond the call of duty and the extra mile for people. She also had great determination and perseverance, always trying to see the bright side of things. Clarice was the pillar of support in the family, the adhesion that kept the family together. Her baptism on July 3, 2004 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses also brought great joy to her life. Her love and dedication to Jehovah God was paramount. She spent 16 years as a faithful Kingdom preacher of God's Word, as well as serving as a full-time evangelizer for some time. Her love for people and deep spirituality are evidenced by her treasured friends and the ones whom she assisted in drawing closer to her God, Jehovah and his son, Jesus Christ.
Clarice leaves behind one daughter and son-in-law, Anika and Matthew, one stepfather, Leon, five siblings David, Michael, Demetrius, Wylicia and Shanta. She was preceded in death by her brother Melvin. She also is survived by 3 uncles and 1 aunt, nephews, nieces and a host of family and friends. Clarice dearly treasured her family and friends and will be dearly missed. We look forward to seeing her again in the resurrection.
- Gathering Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Memorial Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Clarice Irene Turner
January 15, 2020
Clarice was an amazing woman. She held people accountable. I'll miss her dearly. For those who didn't stop and say "hi" she would teach them skills they probably have never learned.
January 14, 2020
You will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for the many minutes and memories you filled with joy, laughter and respect in our lives. I will never forget how kind you were to my family. May your family be comforted by the beautiful legacy of the life you lived well. May they feel love and sympathy from far and near. We love you Ms Clarice.
January 11, 2020
Clarice was a wonderful neighbor and a kind and sensitive woman. She was attentive and generous to those she encountered. She decorated our hallway with beautiful plants throughout the year. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
January 10, 2020
I worked with Clarice for almost eight years. She was always going out of her way to help me and I enjoyed our morning talks about how we were feeling, our weekends and upcoming events. It was always fun to laugh with her. Clarice was so good at what she did and her presence is deeply missed!
January 10, 2020
I worked in the building next door to Clarice job for over 11 years. We have always spoke to each other when I would enter the building. Her demeanor and smile were infectious and she was always about the business of her work. She recently learned what my name was and had a note up to remind her of it, when she finally got it and I would come in and say good morning Clarice, she would respond good morning Marva. We just recently shared about her recent illness, and I offered her some advice. Clarice, will definitely be missed. Sleep in Peace dear sister. You will be missed.