James Lee Turner
Mr. James Lee Turner of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2020. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in July of 2013 and displayed tremendous strength and determination over the years while facing the challenges associated with the disease.
Mr. Turner served as an educator for the majority of his life. He received an undergraduate degree from Livingston College in Salisbury, North Carolina and his master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his career, he served as a music teacher, guidance counselor and an assistant principal. He was also a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and an elder at Memorial Presbyterian Church.
In August of 2013, Mr. Turner, along with Mrs. Carolyn Wilson, became the founder of the Historic West Charlotte Multiple Myeloma Support Group. After Mrs. Wilson's passing in 2014, he became the sole leader of the support group. Under his guidance, he touched the lives of numerous myeloma patients to encourage and educate them to cope with their issues with the disease. The group continues to be a haven for patients to fellowship and gain knowledge regarding myeloma.
Mr. Turner is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Evelyn Turner, his son Lemuel Turner (Cassandra), four granddaughters; Alexis Turner Freeman (Proctor), Jadda Turner, Jessica Turner, Bailey Turner and great grandson Theodore Freeman. He will be missed by his family, friends and community but always remembered!
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made online or by mailing a check to the International Myeloma Foundation:
International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
in James Lee Turner's name.
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