Mrs. Donna Estep Turner

02/09/1949 - 04/19/2021


Mrs. Donna Estep Turner, also known as “Gegaw” by her family, age 72, of South Hill, died on Monday April 19, 2021. She was a retired Registered Nurse for VCU Community Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard A. Turner, Jr. of South Hill; her two daughters: Melissa “Missy” Turner of South Hill and Kimberly Turner of Blackstone; her son, Richard Travis Turner and his wife Katherine of Emporia; her granddaughter, Catlin Turner and her sister, Jean Blankenship and her husband Jim of Winchester. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ruby Estep; two sisters: Billie Barlow and Mary Ingle and her brother, Curtis Estep. The family will be holding a private service at a later date. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Turner’s name may be made to the Union Gospel Chapel at P.O. Box 685, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Turner family.

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  1. RN, BSN, CDP

    Donna, I am saddened to hear of your passing. You oriented me on night shift at CMH in 1982 when I was a brand new LPN. You taught me so much, and we had many laughs together. You were a true professional.
    My heart goes out to your family that you loved so much. Rest easy in the arms of our Lord and Savior. I love You.

  2. Condolences

    We were surprised and saddened to learn of Donna’s death. It has been a long time since Forest’s parents Forest,Sr.and Lucille Porter were your neighbors. You were such good neighbors and we appreciate all you did for them. Our daughter Sara always enjoyed playing with Missy and Travis when ever we visited. Please accept our sympathy. May God give you comfort and peace at this time.

  3. Deepest sympathy......

    Dear Richard, Missy, Kim and Travis,

    I am sorry to learn of Donna’s death. She fought a valiant fight and you all were right there with her, every step of the way. I think back so often when we were neighbors and the long hours she spent at the hospital and being a wife and Mom. She was a sweetheart. Please know that Gloria and I send our deepest sympathy and hope to see you soon.


  4. Richard, Billy and I sending our thoughts and prayers to you and family. Donna was a great nurse that I enjoyed working with and a better friend. Our love to all and will see you soon.


    Richard, Jimmy and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Donna. May the Lord comfort you all during this sad time.

  6. Donna Turner

    We are so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. She is safe & well in the arms of Jesus. Lord Jesus, put your arms around her family, and give them peace knowing that she is safe,& whole & with you in her heavenly home. God bless each & every one of you, her family, friends, & loved ones.

  7. Deepest sympathy

    I am remembering Donna again because I did not know all of her children. Sounds like we only are sad for
    Missy, but please know you all are in our prayers. Your Mom was a very special lady and I know you all will
    miss her greatly. May God be with all of you as you go through the days and months without her. Lots of love
    to you all.

  8. Richard, Missy, Travis, Kim and family, Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Donna was a wonderful caring woman who loved her family and friends. Stay strong in the beautiful memories that you all share and know that she left a legacy that is shared by all of you. She will be missed. You will never be alone.



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