OBITUARY

Crisea Rajean Turner

December 18, 1967August 3, 2019
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Crisea Rajean Turner, 51, passed away peacefully with sisters by her side on August 3, 2019. Crisea was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 18, 1967.

She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Olen Eugene Turner (she loved him so much and missed him badly after he was gone); and baby twin brothers, Joseph Scott and Kenneth Scott Turner. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Daniel Utter; her mother, Jo Ann Turner; brother, Robert Douglas Turner (and wife, Kristine); sisters, Aaron Paige Owens (and husband, Jeff) and Cyndea Joann Wendell (and husband, John); nephews, Liam Owens, Jeremy Turner and Cory Quire, and; nieces, Melanie Roberts (and husband, Matt); Brooke England (and husband, Kenny), Amy Wendell, Jaiya Wendell; great nieces Brianna England, Chloe Turner, Skyler Wendell, Shiloh Hawkins, and numerous aunts and cousins. Crisea adored her precious and loving son, Daniel, and was so proud of his accomplishments. He constantly brought her great happiness and abundant joy. His positive outlook on life and his natural tendencies to want to make everyone laugh who had the opportunity to spend time with him made her so proud. She mentioned that she really couldn’t remember a day in his life that he wasn’t smiling and happy. She often bragged on him to family and friends, as well as medical staff who cared for her, and even to strangers that she’d meet and have conversations with. She was deeply devoted and dedicated to him. He was her bouncing baby boy sent straight from heaven above. Crissy was so thankful to have him as her son -- he was her pride and joy in life.

She loved her sweet mother dearly and enjoyed getting to spend the last many months living in her mother’s home and being able to wake up to share each day with her. Crissy was thankful to get to joke and laugh and share memories with her Mom and to get to share meals with her (she loved her Mom’s cooking and often requested special dishes that would always be prepared for her with eagerness and love). She liked to go out to stores and visits to loved ones with her Mom, and play games and watch favorite TV shows with her. And Crissy loved being able to tell her Mom that she loved her as she wished her good night each night.

Crissy loved spending time with her family. And she was a loyal friend to her friends. She never turned anyone away who needed anything. She loved having family gatherings and helped organize many family reunions and birthday parties. For these very special events she always made beautiful hand-crafted decorations and party favors, planned games and activities, and made sure that everyone who had the joy of being at one of her gatherings had a grand ol’ time and left filled with happiness from a fun party with loved ones. And she also made sure that each person left with a special hand-made “goody bag” and/or items (made with love) to be sure that they would forever have fond memories of each wonderful event.

She was an accomplished cross-stitcher and used her talent to make for her loved ones gorgeous art to beautify their homes, along with cherished bracelets, earrings, bookmarks, and greeting cards that we will all enjoy for the rest of our lives. She also loved scrapbooking and documented family history and events in fantastic scrapbook pages. And she loved her pets. She rescued, loved and nurtured several dogs. She also loved her cats, gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs (who she used to take on walks with a leash).  And Go Big Blue! She was an avid UK basketball fan and loved following their seasons and watching their games.

Crisea loved her work – she was a Home Health Physical Therapist in the Lexington, Kentucky area. She thrived on helping others and she loved her patients, many of whom stayed in touch with her after she became ill. She told many endearing stories about different patients that she’d had the joy of caring for over her years as a PT. Assisting those who couldn’t walk or who needed other physical therapy brought her so much happiness. Her compassion and gentle ways coaxed many hopeless patients to work hard under her wise guidance and regain their strength and natural abilities.

We will sorely miss our precious Crissy, but we are so thankful that she is no longer in pain or suffering from weakness and side-effects from the cancer that claimed her life. We are grateful that she is now with her loved ones up in heaven. She fought a hard and brave battle against colon cancer. After she overcame her initial fear and shock, she even began counseling and comforting other cancer patients going through similar trials and tribulations that she was experiencing. She was extremely and unbelievable strong throughout the many months that she suffered and, in fact, she helped to calm and reassure those of us who were with her during those months. Crissy turned out to be our rock and strength through her illness. She comforted us as much as we comforted her. She exuded smiles and joy while she faced the cancer head-on. And cancer did not win out because she lives on in spirit and will always be an inspiration to everyone that she touched.

Crissy loved Disney. She traveled to Disney World multiple times and even generously and graciously treated some of her family members to trips to The Happiest Place on Earth. She also visited Disneyland and loved every Disney experience that she had herself and that she shared with loved ones. She was always our family “Disney Guru” because she knew every little secret and tip to share so that we would all experience hidden secrets and sites that the vast majority of Disney visiters don’t even know exist. She didn’t want us to miss out on a single special part of Disney World. Disney trips will never be the same without her.

She loved Tom Petty and, in fact, pre-planned her funeral to be a Wildflower theme. One of her favorite Tom Petty songs is entitled, “Wildflowers”. The song will be played and she’ll wear a t-shirt that she specially requested be made by her sister with some of the song lyrics on it – “You Belong Among the Wildflowers”. And she wanted everyone to have wildflower seed packets to plant in her memory so that all can enjoy wildflowers as much as she did. We are sure that she’s up there enjoying watching Tom Petty again play his songs as he entertains in heaven.

For all of their caring attention and love to our sweet Crisea, we wish to thank wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff at Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Crissy appreciated all of you and felt the love you extended to her. And all of her family appreciates you as well.

Crisea asked that if anyone wants to make a donation in her name, to please support the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, the Kentucky Humane Society, or donate a book to a school.

Crissy loved Jesus deeply, and we thank God for letting us have her in our lives as long as we did. We are truly blessed.

A visitation and service will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Arch L. Heady Funeral Home. Visitation will be begin at 10:00 am and the service will be at 3:00 pm.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Celebration Of Life Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Denise Isaacs

August 5, 2019

This is the group shot from our amazing Family Reunion in May of 2017. Our gang will never be the same without sweet Crissy! ❤️

Denise Isaacs

August 5, 2019

This is a memory from one of our many Family Reunions. Crissy was always serving and willing to help behind the scenes in some capacity. She was also very creative with crafts, just like the rest of the women in her family. She was decorating cookies in this photo. That was a fun evening getting to hang out with my fun cousins at Doug’s amazing house! I will never forget that weekend and Crissy’s sweetness!

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Biography

Crisea Rajean Turner, 51, passed away peacefully with sisters by her side on August 3, 2019. Crisea was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 18, 1967.

She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Olen Eugene Turner (she loved him so much and missed him badly after he was gone); and baby twin brothers, Joseph Scott and Kenneth Scott Turner. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Daniel Utter; her mother, Jo Ann Turner; brother, Robert Douglas Turner (and wife, Kristine); sisters, Aaron Paige Owens (and husband, Jeff) and Cyndea Joann Wendell (and husband, John); nephews, Liam Owens, Jeremy Turner and Cory Quire, and; nieces, Melanie Roberts (and husband, Matt); Brooke England (and husband, Kenny), Amy Wendell, Jaiya Wendell; great nieces Brianna England, Chloe Turner, Skyler Wendell, Shiloh Hawkins, and numerous aunts and cousins.
Crisea adored her precious and loving son, Daniel, and was so proud of his accomplishments. He constantly brought her great happiness and abundant joy. His positive outlook on life and his natural tendencies to want to make everyone laugh who had the opportunity to spend time with him made her so proud. She mentioned that she really couldn’t remember a day in his life that he wasn’t smiling and happy. She often bragged on him to family and friends, as well as medical staff who cared for her, and even to strangers that she’d meet and have conversations with. She was deeply devoted and dedicated to him. He was her bouncing baby boy sent straight from heaven above. Crissy was so thankful to have him as her son -- he was her pride and joy in life.

She loved her sweet mother dearly and enjoyed getting to spend the last many months living in her mother’s home and being able to wake up to share each day with her. Crissy was thankful to get to joke and laugh and share memories with her Mom and to get to share meals with her (she loved her Mom’s cooking and often requested special dishes that would always be prepared for her with eagerness and love). She liked to go out to stores and visits to loved ones with her Mom, and play games and watch favorite TV shows with her. And Crissy loved being able to tell her Mom that she loved her as she wished her good night each night.

Crissy loved spending time with her family. And she was a loyal friend to her friends. She never turned anyone away who needed anything. She loved having family gatherings and helped organize many family reunions and birthday parties. For these very special events she always made beautiful hand-crafted decorations and party favors, planned games and activities, and made sure that everyone who had the joy of being at one of her gatherings had a grand ol’ time and left filled with happiness from a fun party with loved ones. And she also made sure that each person left with a special hand-made “goody bag” and/or items (made with love) to be sure that they would forever have fond memories of each wonderful event.

She was an accomplished cross-stitcher and used her talent to make for her loved ones gorgeous art to beautify their homes, along with cherished bracelets, earrings, bookmarks, and greeting cards that we will all enjoy for the rest of our lives. She also loved scrapbooking and documented family history and events in fantastic scrapbook pages. And she loved her pets. She rescued, loved and nurtured several dogs. She also loved her cats, gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs (who she used to take on walks with a leash).  And Go Big Blue! She was an avid UK basketball fan and loved following their seasons and watching their games.

Crisea loved her work – she was a Home Health Physical Therapist in the Lexington, Kentucky area. She thrived on helping others and she loved her patients, many of whom stayed in touch with her after she became ill. She told many endearing stories about different patients that she’d had the joy of caring for over her years as a PT. Assisting those who couldn’t walk or who needed other physical therapy brought her so much happiness. Her compassion and gentle ways coaxed many hopeless patients to work hard under her wise guidance and regain their strength and natural abilities.

We will sorely miss our precious Crissy, but we are so thankful that she is no longer in pain or suffering from weakness and side-effects from the cancer that claimed her life. We are grateful that she is now with her loved ones up in heaven. She fought a hard and brave battle against colon cancer. After she overcame her initial fear and shock, she even began counseling and comforting other cancer patients going through similar trials and tribulations that she was experiencing. She was extremely and unbelievable strong throughout the many months that she suffered and, in fact, she helped to calm and reassure those of us who were with her during those months. Crissy turned out to be our rock and strength through her illness. She comforted us as much as we comforted her. She exuded smiles and joy while she faced the cancer head-on. And cancer did not win out because she lives on in spirit and will always be an inspiration to everyone that she touched.

Crissy loved Disney. She traveled to Disney World multiple times and even generously and graciously treated some of her family members to trips to The Happiest Place on Earth. She also visited Disneyland and loved every Disney experience that she had herself and that she shared with loved ones. She was always our family “Disney Guru” because she knew every little secret and tip to share so that we would all experience hidden secrets and sites that the vast majority of Disney visiters don’t even know exist. She didn’t want us to miss out on a single special part of Disney World. Disney trips will never be the same without her.

She loved Tom Petty and, in fact, pre-planned her funeral to be a Wildflower theme. One of her favorite Tom Petty songs is entitled, “Wildflowers”. The song will be played and she’ll wear a t-shirt that she specially requested be made by her sister with some of the song lyrics on it – “You Belong Among the Wildflowers”. And she wanted everyone to have wildflower seed packets to plant in her memory so that all can enjoy wildflowers as much as she did. We are sure that she’s up there enjoying watching Tom Petty again play his songs as he entertains in heaven.

For all of their caring attention and love to our sweet Crisea, we wish to thank wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff at Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Crissy appreciated all of you and felt the love you extended to her. And all of her family appreciates you as well.

Crisea asked that if anyone wants to make a donation in her name, to please support the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, the Kentucky Humane Society, or donate a book to a school.

Crissy loved Jesus deeply, and we thank God for letting us have her in our lives as long as we did. We are truly blessed.

A visitation and service will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Arch L. Heady Funeral Home. Visitation will be begin at 10:00 am and the service will be at 3:00 pm.