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Jewelene Turk

August 4, 1929 — March 1, 2022

Jewelene Turk

Reflections of Life


Jewelene Jones Turk was born on August 4, 1929, in Minden, LA to the late Colbert Jones and Rosie Mae Jackson Jones Bailey.  She was the second of six children.

She accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Pero Baptist Church of Dubberly, Louisiana.  Under the leadership of Reverend David Rushing.  Jewel was a faithful choir member.  Later, she joined Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of Dubberly under the leadership of Reverend O. F. Pierce.

Jewel was educated in the Webster School Parish system.  After completion of school from Central Consolidated High School in Dubberly, Jewel was united in matrimony with Junior Turk on May 26, 1951.  During their blessed marriage of forth-two years, four children were born.

"Ms. Turk," as she was fondly called, was a homemaker, but she was a seamstress for the community.  After raising their four children, she worked at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant for several years.  After retiring, she managed several local laundromats where she touched numerous lives and established many long-lasting friendships.  

Preceding her in death are Junior Turk (husband), Larry Turk Jr. (son), and Victoria Abner (daughter); four siblings: Louis T. Jones,(brother), Rosie Lee Johnson, (sister), Eula B. Scott (sister), and Maxine Hollinquest  (sister).

Jewel is now at peace, resting in the redemptive love of Jesus Christ.  Her memories will be cherished by Shirley Turk (daughter) and Robert Turk (son), both reside in Minden, LA; Eura "Pat" Darrett (sister) of Houston,TX; Elgie Abner (Rosa) (son-in-law) of Bossier City, LA; Rebecca Myles and Sharon Jefferson (God daughters) both of Minden, LA; Five bonus daughters, Myrtle Swafford of Shreveport, LA; Drucilla Pierce, of Brookfield, WI; Ann Moore of Dallas, TX; Lillie Norton of Shreveport, LA; Florine Stanley of Minden, LA.  One bonus son Samuel Orange, Jr. of Opelika, AL.  Her memories will be especially cherished by four grandchildren Tari Abner Thomas of Shreveport, LA; Lamaris Abner of Bossier City, LA; Kwesi Corley of Shreveport, LA; and Larryante Rogers of Minden, LA; and four great grandchildren Morgan Thomas, Tayler Thomas, Kwesi Jr., and Damaysia Corley along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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