Janice Sartor Turner

Janice Sartor Turner

Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Sartor Turner were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague with Bro. Johnny Veretto and Rev. Jerry Fulton officiating. Interment followed the services at Union Cemetery near Freestone. Visitation was held Friday, May 6, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Turner passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 4, in an automobile accident near Teague. She was born in Teague on November 14, 1937, and was a lifelong resident of Teague. She graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1956, and attended Navarro College. Janice worked in various banking jobs beginning with First National Bank in Teague. She later went to work for Bi-Stone Savings and Loan in Mexia and opened a branch in Teague as the manager. After the Teague branch closed, she returned to Bi-Stone in Mexia before moving to First National Bank of Mexia where she remained until her retirement. She married Donny Turner on December 8, 1990, and shared over 25 years together. Mrs. Turner loved to play bridge and dominoes, and always dressed up for every occasion. She was well known throughout the area for singing at numerous churches, community events, and funerals for many years with her father, R.E. Sartor, and her sister, Linda Steen, while her uncle, A.G. Sartor, accompanied the trio on piano. Mrs. Turner was a lifelong member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

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