Published 12:02 pm Monday, August 28, 2023
SMITHFIELD – Lucille (Lucy) Rebecca Crocker Turner, 86, of Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. Born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on Nov. 18, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Peter Frank Crocker Sr. and Lillian Marie Brock Crocker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Seward Turner Jr.
Affectionately known as “Mimi,” she is survived by her daughter, Karen Annette Turner Crocker (Steven); son, Eddie Seward Turner III (Martha Anne); grandchildren, Amanda C. Jarratt, Jarred S. Turner, Joseph Luke Turner and Gregory W. Crocker (Laura); great-grandchildren, Chloe, Claire, Nathaniel, Ethan, Joseph and Isaac; sisters, Lottie Frances Crance and Erma Marie Stephenson; and brothers, Peter Frank Crocker Jr. and James Edward Crocker (Doris). She was also preceded in death by her longtime friend, Jack Hawley.
Lucy was a graduate of Smithfield High School and a member of Beta Sigma Pi. A military spouse for 27 years she resided in Hawaii, San Antonio, Texas and the Panama Canal Zone. She retired after many years as a bank teller at the Bank of Smithfield, Farmers Bank and the Bank of Sussex and Surry. Every family function included her chicken salad. Numerous families enjoyed her homemade jelly and pickles. A master of the art of cross stitch, her work hangs on the walls of many family homes. Lucy loved to travel and would drive for hours to enjoy a delicious meal or purchase a certain brand of eclairs. She loved her family fiercely and was not known to mince words. Lucy had a tremendous heart. She was generous with her time and always had the most thoughtful gift for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at Little’s Funeral Home in Smithfield, with burial to follow in St. Lukes Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday Evening from 6 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Central Hill Baptist Church, 10270 Central Hill Road, Windsor, VA 23487 or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.
Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com.