Silas Means Turner

Oct 16, 1920 - Oct 28, 2010


Silas Means Turner Sr.
Silas M. Turner Sr. departed this life on the evening of Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Mercy San Juan Hospital. He was 90 years of age having been born on October 16, 1920 in Citronelle, Alabama.
Mr. Turner was a retiree of the federal government but during his life he also served in the US Army (WWII veteran), was a merchant marine and was a small business owner. He was a member of Murph Emmanuel AME Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents (Brainard and Minnie Turner), his wife (Addie G. Dennis-Turner), his brothers (Steve, Ellis and Sphinx), his sisters (Zenobia, Mayola, Minnie and Mary), and his step-son (Anthony Hendricks). He is survived by five children, Silas M. Turner Jr., Gwendolyn A. Turner, Gary L. Turner, Terry B. Turner, and Beverly E. Turner Willrich: two daughters-in-law, Gloria Forniss Turner and Brenda Lane-Turner; 10 grandchildren, Tyronnda, Shanetta, Silas III, Todd, Taronda, Taize, Terry Jr., Anthony, Mandel, and Nickolas; 12 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
East Lawn Mortuary on Greenback Lane has charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 4:00 Pm to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the funeral home. The private family service will be held on Wednesday.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Rosalyn DeLane-Gilliam says:

    My sincere condolences and may God be with you, Love Rosalyn DeLane

  • Lisa Tarrer Lacy says:

    My prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort and God bring you peace through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Blessings, lisa tarrer lacy

  • Dr. Howie DeLane says:

    May you find peace during this time of sadness. Your loved one will always be with you in death as he has always been during his time on earth. It is up to you to keep his memory alive through your good works and your caring for others.

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