Wanda Ann “WAN WAN” Turner, daughter of the late Betty Lou Turner and Lee Herman Barnes was born April 11, 1968 in her Grandmother’s home in Newsoms, VA. She attended public schools in Newsoms and was a graduate of Southampton High School. She then left Newsoms to pursue her career to become a Teacher’s Aide at Norfolk State University. She was a very hard worker and worked most of her years at Norfolk State University and and Portsmouth Public School System until she became ill.
Wanda was a free spirited individual, who enjoyed laughing, telling jokes, stories, and spending time with her children, family and friends. She loved the ground her children walked on. She was a very active grandparent who never missed anything concerning them down to their birth. Wanda loved to cook and will feed everyone. Those who truly knew her, knew the type of women she was; very outgoing, supportive, caring and lovable. She received the name “WAN WAN” from her “J-Dub Family”.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Amber N. Turner and Jerry V. Pork, Jr; her siblings, Gerald L. Turner (Cherrelle Turner Minton) and Shonessa L. Turner (Claris S. Turner and Mont’e R. Turner). A very special cousin, Gail T. Porter (Larry Porter); three grandchildren, Jaiden V. Pork, Avonte L. Turner and Jaliyah N. Pork; three very special friends, Stacy Madison, Katrina Hamilton and LaMarlow Vaughan and a host of cousins, other relatives, family and friends.
Wanda Ann “WAN WAN” Turner, will truly be missed.
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Brenda Smith saysMay 10, 2022 at 10:05 am
Celebrating the life of a good person and mourning their passing with you.
Melody Lassiter and Family saysMay 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm
God’s love will carry you through. It ‘s hard loosing a mom but remember her love will always be with you and your brother. Hold on to God’s hands he will see you through. We will continued to keep you and the family in prayer. God bless you.
Denise saysMay 11, 2022 at 5:59 pm
Rest easy Wanda. You were a joy to be around. I loved working with you at PPS. You are going to be missed. TAKE YOUR REST BABY GIRL! Much Love. Condolences to the family. GONE TO SOON!
Tonya Goodson saysMay 11, 2022 at 7:52 pm
It’s still hard for me to believe it’s true. Wanda was such a special person. One of the sweetest spirits I’ve ever met. Rest well my friend. To Amber, Jerry, Poo Poo, Gerald, Duck, and Gail I send my sincerest condolences to you. I know how much you loved her. May God continue to give you the strength needed to conquer the days and nights ahead.
Parris saysMay 12, 2022 at 5:13 am
My heart and prayers goes out to The family. Ms. Wanda had a heart of Gold. We work together and was very good friends outside of work. She will be truly missed. Get your rest now. I pray God give her family strength during this difficult time.
Redell and Velma Brown saysMay 12, 2022 at 7:23 am
God bless the family of Wanda Turner. We often saw her visiting our neighbor, her cousins the Porters. She always had a pleasant smile and a friendly hello. Memories are wonderful and keep loved ones alive in our heart.
M Cross saysMay 12, 2022 at 9:17 am
My condolences and prayers to the family. Wanda had a pleasant smile lit up the room when she walked. Sweet person inside and out. Gone to soon. Rest in paradise.
Jacquelinetodd saysMay 12, 2022 at 7:54 pm
My condolences goes to the family may she RIP.