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1958 Stephanie 2021

Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner

July 1, 1958 — January 16, 2021

Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner
"Memories have a magical way of keeping our loved one near;
Ever close in mind and heart is the one we had so dear".
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and as part of the earth's creation, death
came quietly and gave gentle sleep. To those that I leave behind, please don't you weep. The
good Lord giveth, and at times he takes away. Nothing on this earth is here to stay.
According to the will of Our Heavenly Father, so it was, that God in His infinite wisdom sent an
Angel from heaven to reclaim the soul of Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner, Wife,
Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grand Mother, Sister, Aunt, Sister-in-Law, and Friend.
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner was preceded in death by her father and mother,
William James Campbell and Donnie Mae Campbell; brother, Dwayne Campbell; sisters, Mary
Alice McAllister and Betty Campbell;
"A Time To Be Born"
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner the beloved daughter of the late William James and
Donnie Mae Campbell was born on July 1, 1958, in Johnston County, NC.
"A Time To Die"
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner quietly departed this life with a smile on her face,
and peace in her heart, on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Wake Medical Hospital, Raleigh,
"A Time To Learn"
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner attended Johnston County Public Schools in
Johnston County, NC,
"A Time To Love"
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner was a devoted, supportive, and dedicated Wife,
Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grand Mother, Great-Great Grand Mother, Sister, Aunt, Sister-in-
Law, and Friend to all who knew and loved her – who spent her life grooming them for their
places in society. She was precious to us and will be missed. She will always be remembered by
many various Businesses, Organizations, and Agencies locally and surrounding counties.
"A Time To Serve"
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner was a member of Destiny Ministries; Freemont,
N.C.-Apostle Beverly Ham, Pastor. She loved the Lord with all her heart and she was a faithful
member. She received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues as the spirit of
God gives the utterance. She came to church with a praise in her heart. A few of her most memorable
songs are, "Glory, Glory Halleluiah", and "If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side –
Were Would I Be".
"A Time To Work"
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner was employed with Champion Products for many
years. She had a kind heart; a wonderful and loving disposition and she touched many lives.
Mrs. Stephanie Vernice Campbell Turner (A Special Woman): a precious one, from us, is
gone; a voice we loved is stilled. A chair is vacant in our home, which never can be filled. Her
words would brighten the life or lighten the load; Of some weary traveler lost on Life's Road.
Even though she's gone, we're never alone; We'll just remind ourselves – what does it matter
how long we may live; If as long as we live, we unselfishly give? She leaves to cherish her fond
Frank Turner, of the home; Angier, N.C.
Donna Campbell of Raleigh, N.C.
Step Daughters:
Felicia Turner Evans (Paul) of Raleigh, N.C.
Tammy Turner Taylor (Reginald) of Fayetteville, N.C.
Sherika Branch, of Raleigh, N.C.
Quincy Branch (Raleisha) of Charlotte, N.C.
Tray'vion Walker, La'Maria Walker, Travis Jr. Walker, Ru'Suul Walker, Nakeia Turner, Taurell
Turner, Sharoda Turner, Kevin Burgess of Raleigh, N.C.; Lamont Dobbin, and Terrance Dobbin of
Fayetteville, N.C.
Great Grandchildren:
Christareya, Khalil, Quinton, Ava, RaQuan, Qunitrez, Daisha, Tray'vion Jr, Jay'sya, Nova, Tytiana,
Travis III, Zaire, Kaleb, Talia, Talia, and Selena.
Great-Great Grandchild:
Aiden Smith
Evangeline Milburne of Raleigh, N.C.; Nellie Stith (Charles) of Clayton N.C., Lilly Johnson
(Charles) of Clayton, N.C., Linda Woodhouse (Thomas) of Clayton, N.C., Elizabeth Clark (Gerald)
of Wendell, N.C., and Connie Campbell of Clayton, N.C.
Billy Campbell (Roslin) of Clayton, N.C., Ernest Campbell of Raleigh, N.C., Wayne Campbell
(Patricia) of Selma, N.C., Danny Campbell of Baltimore, MD, and Paul Sanders (Bessie) of Augusta,
Barbara Wilson of Raleigh, N.C.
Cora Wilson (Truman) of Raleigh, N.C.
Mary Jenkins of Clayton, N.C.
Taqushia Walker and Rhonda Ray, both of Clayton, N.C.
And a host of Nephews, Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Nieces, Cousins, and other relatives and
special friends that we could not name you all. Please know and understand that Mrs. Stephanie
Vernice Campbell Turner loved you.

"The Strength Of A Great Woman''
A sweet smile on your face as you sleep the pain away, Resting in God's arms now,
although in the ground your body lay. He needed another angel in the Heavenly choir and
that's why you had to go. As you promised, you are still with us watching your children
here below.
We never would have imagined the end would be like this – comforting you. Holding your
hand, telling you not to worry was not an easy thing for us to do. And even in your weakest
hour, you tried to comfort us too, Caressing our face, and calming our soul as only a
mother can soothe.
You have always been there through the thick and the thin No matter what we've done,
unconditionally your love never wavering. When we told you of the mistakes we made and
all the times people saw us fall You simply nodded and gently replied 'so have we all'. The
key to success is learning from the past Ensuring a brighter future is now the present task.
A pillar of strength you were, even until the end Fighting all life's battles, knowing it's
triumphantly you would win Pushing us to be the best that you know we can be Reminding
us to keep the faith and allow God to lead freely. Knowing it's through Christ that we can
do all things And as He never makes a mistake we will come through victoriously. Mother,
we miss you more than these words could ever say The pain in our hearts is from one
unimaginable day After we cried all that we could; our eyes still shed countless more tears
, And when we try to sleep, we have nightmares of ten-thousand fears We walk in footsteps
on an unsure path Our load feels so heavy we're not sure we will last. Silly though we may
be, were afraid of life now that you're gone Because we've always had a mother. And
Mother, what about our sisters and our brothers. Oh Mother, we wish you could have
stayed just a little while longer, there's so much left to do We wonder if we prayed hard
enough and if so, did they get through. Finding relief in knowing we will see you again
someday soon. Remembering all you taught us as our soul we continue to groom We will
walk in the footsteps you have walked before us Seeing the path you walked lead us, Mother,
straight into victory.
So as you sleep Mother, in the cradle of the Lord, We are reassured of God's promises in
His Holy Word. We dream of the day when Heaven's gates open to receive… And with your
smiling face and loving eyes, reunited once again we will be.
We love and miss you…Your Loving Daughter – Donna "Tink" & Family

Wednesday, January 20
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Thursday, January 21
12:30 PM
Forest Hill
Clayton, NC 27520
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Forest Hill


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