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Mary Lean Turner

November 21, 1935December 1, 2019

Mary Lean Turner, age 84, of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday December 1, 2019. Mary was born November 21, 1935 in Haynesville, Louisiana to her parents Arlester and Idella Williams.

Mary is survived by; daughter Patricia Holly and her husband Ricky; daughter Phyllis Phillips and her husband Raymond; daughter Cynthia Burks and her husband Karl; son David Turner and his wife Karen; and son Frederick Turner and his wife Florence; sister Helen Robinson, sister Alean Williams, brother Wilbert Williams and brother Lester Williams. She also survived sixteen grandchildren; fifty two great grandchildren and eight great- great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband Willie Turner Jr .

A visitation for Mary will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Outreach Missionary Baptist Church, 5055 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77033. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, 5055 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77033. A graveside service will occur Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2426 Cullen Blvd, Pearland, TX 77584.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.advantagefunerals.com for the Turner family.


  • Patricia Holly & husband Ricky, Daughter
  • Phyllis Phillips & husband Raymond, Daughter
  • Cynthia Burks & husband Karl, Daughter
  • David Turner & wife Karen, Son
  • Frederick Turner & wife Florence, Son
  • Helen Robinson, Sister
  • Alean Williams, Sister
  • Wilbert Williams, Brother
  • Lester Williams, Brother
  • Grandchildren: 16

    Great-Grandchildren: 52

    Great -Great Grandchildren: 8


14 December


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Outreach Missionary Baptist Church

5055 Bellfort
Houston, TX 77033

14 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Outreach Missionary Baptist Church

5055 Bellfort
Houston, TX 77033

14 December

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery

2426 Cullen Blvd
Pearland, TX 77584


Mary Lean Turner

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Partia Williams

December 5, 2019

As a young kid when I would stay the night by my Auntie Florence and Uncle Fred place I loved the idea of them going to visit big MoMA n big Daddy or they would be going to pick up lil Fred n Ced cause I knew that deep freezer was gonna have some home made baked goodies on it. I would act like I needed to use it just so I could go back to the deep freezer or the kitchen counter just to stuff my face n pockets with cookies. 🤭 those was the days I loved watching her in a calm manner put the kids and my uncle in they place I never knew if she was serious or playing. Such an humble woman. I send my condolences to all my Turner cousins n family I know she was y'all big baby, love Tudy ❤😘

Jade Jefferson

December 4, 2019

Those loving hugs, kind words, and short phrases of wisdom you shared with me will forever live in my heart! Love you forever Big Mama!

Melba Logan

December 4, 2019

To my Turner family, words itself can't express how I feel with this unexpected death of Auntie. God knew that her time had come but the thought of not seeing Auntie smile again, only in the Spiritual realm. Her wings were ready but your Heart weren't.
Sincerely yours,
Evangelist Melba Logan
Daughter of Faith Ministry ❤️

Frederick Williams

December 4, 2019

Love u granny and gonna miss u so much now u and big daddy can continue to be together

Kim Turner

December 4, 2019

Love you Bigmama!!!

Veronica Snelgro

December 4, 2019

Sister Turner better known as Big Momma her house was the only house I could spend the night as a child. I will never forget the first time I had my first personal sweet potato pie! As a kid I taught that was the best thing in the world! Big Mommy will be truly missed by all who had a chance to meet her. Now that you are in Heaven tell my mom I miss her.

Charlotte Williams

December 4, 2019

I grew up on the same street with Bro. & Sis Turner. She was one of the sweetest & humble woman I knew. Would always make me one of her prize winning sweet potato pie. She treated my son Damien like he was one of her grandchildren. I will miss her and Bro Turner.
Just know that her and Bro. Turner are now together.. I Love you all, if you need me call me.