Margaret Parish Turner

November 11, 1915 - April 18, 2020

Margaret Parish Turner, 104, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Beaumont. She was born on November 11, 1915, in Beaumont, where she had lived all of her life. She was the daughter of Corine and Tom Parish, and the last surviving grandchild of Margurite and Theo Broussard. There were fifty-six grandchildren in all.

Margaret had been a member of St. Anne Catholic Church since 1958. She was a member of St. Anne Ladies; helped organizing the senior group, the “49ers”; and also served at Some Other Place. Margaret was a member of R.C.I.A. and many other services within the church. First year United appeared was in Beaumont, she served as co-chairman of the Women’s Division and the next year as chairman. Margaret was the first chairman of Toys for Tots drive; and also active in the Y.M.C.A. She served as membership chairman of the Beaumont Rotary Club.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Cindy Reed and her husband, James; grandchildren, Reagan Hodge and her husband, Ben and Peyton Reed; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Jack, Luci, and baby Major, on the way; nieces, Kay, Janice, and Pattie; nephew, Tommy; and dear friends, Cindy, Kim, Connie, Diane, John, Bill, and Russ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Corine and Tom Parish; husband, Jack Aubrey Turner; and brothers, Lee Parish and Everett Parish.

A family graveside service for Mrs. Turner will be held at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. At a later time, the family will gather for a Memorial Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, P.O. Box 3429, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

Comments (1)

    Lorna Sonnier-Diaz says:

    She was my neighbor on Hooks St.
    I loved her and Mr. Turner!
    She told me why her house always smelled so good. It was the ‘Potato Chip’ cookies that Mr Turner loved she said. She baked a batch every day for him.
    I make that recipe often!
    She and Mr Turner were the best! When we moved to the country….Mr Turner sat on my tractor. I have pics!!!
    All my love!!!

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Patricia Hogan Furby

Margarate was such a lovely soul. Took mother to church often & was our neighbor. Loved her big smile.

Patricia Hogan Furby

Lovely woman with a sweet smile always! Brought mother to church often.

Jim Petkovsek

so many great memories of “ Mrs. Turner” from my youth. She always welcomed us into her back yard after climbing her fence. She was our grandmother of Ida Reed. Always having a smile and anxious to hear of our adventures. Her excitement in life was infectious. Our world was a better place with her in it. Now heaven will know her joy.

Mary Ferguson

I am so sorry for your loss!! I do not know her or anyone in her family!

Mary Broussard

I’m so sorry to hear of cousin Margaret’s passing. I had the chance to visit her in January, and am so glad that I did. She was a lovely, sweet woman and I loved her dearly.

Geraldean Dentremont

Beaumont just suffered the loss of a great lady. Rest in peace Margaret

Nancy and Ann Bennett

So sorry for your loss, Margaret was a great friend @ terrific bridge player. Margaret will be deeply missed. Love Ann, Nancy and Barbara Bennett

Fran Ewing

Margaret was a fine lady and wonderful person. Her smile could light up a room. She will be missed.

Joanie and Burnell Cook

Cindy and family, What a beautiful lady your Mom was and what a wonderful role model for so many. We (all of the Petkovsek family) have some pretty special memories of your Mom and your Dad that we hold close to our hearts. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to celebratiing with you all at Mass in the near future. Peace and Love, Joanie and Burnell Cook

Jim Brocato

Turner Family, Ms. Turner was a special person to our family. Her smile and laughter always made family gatherings enjoyable. I was always glad to see her at my Aunt Mick Petkovsek , every time she made a point of making my brothers and and I feel special . Proudly telling everyone we were her paperboys. I will miss her! Please know she and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during these unusual times. God bless, Tony, Walt, & Jim (triplets)

Frances Bethea

I volunteered with Mrs Turner at the Beaumont Heritage Society tour of the Phelan Mansion one day in the early 1980s. She was such a gracious, sweet, and lovely lady she made a lasting impression. I still remember her after all these years..

Nancy Brown Champagne

Ms. Margaret was a part of RCIA when I was attending and learning about being a Catholic Christian. She was always, always welcoming and supportive and I loved her for her living faith that she shared with all of us catechumens. When I would see her at Mass, she would always acknowledge me and I would seek her out as well. She was a wonderfully precious lady and all of us who knew her were richer for her presence. The world now, is a little less brighter by her absence. Rest well Ms. Margaret. God Bless her family and friends.

Tony Brocato

Mrs Turner was a very kind person. I was her paper boy in the 1970s. She and Mr. Turner often gave me cookies and milk. Later in the 1980s, Mrs Turner worked at the election table and she always encouraged you to vote. Just a few years ago I saw her often at Sat evening Mass at St Anne. with her daughter She was part of the generation that believed in active participation in church as well as civic duties. She was a wonderful person.

Patricia Adams

Your sweet mother! She loved everyone and always greeted us with her big smile. You are so blessed God chose her as your mother!

Frances Sheffield

Cindy So sorry about your Mom She was sweet lady. So glad we could do the Christmas trips to Plano.. Take care

Shirley Ferguson and family

Dear Cindy, We knew the day would come when we would have to say goodbye, and the loss for us is great. The loss is not any easier that Margaret was ready. She inspired us all as a true witness with her unwavering faith in God. We pray that memories of her bring you and your family peace at this time.

Tommy Peterson

Cindy and Family, Your mom and dad were always the perfect example of a loving Christian couple. I was glad to get to she your mom at Saturday 5 pm pass and doing her duty as a volunteer on Election Day. She was always so personable and caring . We are all blessed to have know her I look forward to seeing you at her funeral Mass. Prayers and hugs! Tommy

Dynasy Phelan

I was blessed to get to know Mrs. Turner through RCIA and she became my sponsor. It was special to learn she had a long friendship with Lucy Nosek (Janey Phelan's mom) before our meeting. I asked her to be my "Godmother" and she celebrated many special occasions (Baptisms and First Communions) with my family and our extended family. Dearest, sweetest woman who I will remember fondly and miss greatly. My sincere condolences, Dynasy Phelan

Debbie Polk

Mrs. Turner was my neighbor for 20 years, she was a sweet kind lady, she will be missed. Prayers for her family.