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Gloria J. Turner

September 23, 1948 — March 23, 2023


Gloria J. Turner

An angel got her wings on March 23, 2023, when Gloria Jean Turner entered into the heavenly gates after a brief illness.

She was born to Colleen E. and Elliott L. Turner, Sr. on September 23, 1948, in Clearwater, FL.

She would grow up around Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC where she graduated from West Mecklenburg High School.

She began a career with BellSouth as a telephone operator. BellSouth merged with AT&T and she was promoted to a Customer Service manager. She was a frequent recipient of the Presidents Club honor, a recognition of excellence in her job performance. This career spanned 36 years and would take her back to Florida for her last 20 years.

Gloria was happiest surrounded by her fur babies, family and friends. Her favorite hobbies were sitting on her back porch overlooking the pond while enjoying the cool breeze blowing through. She loved to shop, shop and shop with her sisters. After a long day of shopping, she had to have a Dunkin hazelnut coffee with 6 pumps of hazelnut syrup and 4 extra creams. Her standard dress was Disney character t-shirts and crazy, wild-color leggings. Her clothing HAD to be color coordinated. She and her sisters enjoyed many laughter-filled adventures traveling to Hawaii, Cancun and most recently San Francisco, CA.

In summer of 2022, she moved to Charleston, SC to be closer to family. She is pre-deceased by her parents. She is survived by her siblings: Sandra T. Mills (Ernie), Elliott L. Turner, Jr. (Susan), Judith T. Anthony, Deborah T. Anderson (Skip) and Andrew Thomas Turner. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, and twelve great-nieces and nephews; her fur babies, Shadow and Moe-Moe, along with special family friends, Mary Catherine Rodgers, Lucy Cribelis and Peggy Orndoff.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to your local animal rescue society, making memories with those you love, or doing a random act of kindness in Gloria's memory.

Gloria requested to have no public service. She also requested to be cremated, with her ashes to visit each sibling.

Messages of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.

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