We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Toombs by Crystal Funeral Service Muskegon
Bertha Turner, our beloved Queen and Matriarch was born as Bertha Young on February 14, 1955 in Gatlinburg, AL to parents Bertha Ree Young and Craig Young Sr. She was wonderful mother, an awesome grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. She passed away peacefully to go home and be with her Creator on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:01 am at the blessed age of 66.
Bertha loved God and she put her ultimate faith in Him. Before moving from Saginaw, Michigan to Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was an active member at Candle Light Baptist Church. Bertha was so dearly loved by all of her family. She had a very giving spirit and gave to anyone in need and loved spreading love to everyone and everywhere that she could.
Bertha loved to cook. In fact, you could say she was passionate about cooking. She would make sure that she cooked enough to feed anyone and everyone that was hungry. Everyone knew that if they came to her house, they we’re going to receive a good meal and lots of love.
She loved spending time with her seven children, nineteen grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, especially “Fat Daddy” and Nevaeh “Lay Lay” of whom she spent most of her time. To know Bertha was to love her and everyone who knew her was graced by her loving and beautiful presence. She will definitely be missed by all of her family and friends, especially by her children, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Bertha Turner our beloved Matriarch is preceded in death by her grandparents: Nathaniel and Mary Blevins-Perkins; parents; Bertha Ree Young and Craig Young Sr.; three brothers: Eddie Lee Perkins, Ernest Perkins, and Willie Lee Young ; one sister: Annie (Wallace) Anderson; two uncles: James (Maggie) Perkins and Nathaniel (Willie Mae) Perkins; two aunts: Fannie (James) Coleman and (Alice (Craig) Swift; one grandson: Nicholas Denzel Burton; one niece: Latasha Renee Norman; two nephews: James Carl Little and O’Neal Givan; one great-nephew: Allin Kinta Little; and eight cousins; Carol Ann Coleman, Takela Pearson, Felicia Perkins, Margaret Perkins, Robert Lee Perkins and William (Slim) Perkins.
She leaves to cherish her memory her five sons; Anthony (Gwendolyn) Turner of Iowa, Lance Cope, Demarco Turner, Quincy Turner and Reggie Turner all of Grand Rapids, MI; three daughters: TyKisha (Marlon) Humes, Quondella Turner and Vonola Turner all of Grand Rapids, MI; eighteen grandchildren: Deavion Wilform of Iowa, Curtis Robinson-Walker of Nevada, Ja’Quan Bates, Christopher Burton, Kevin Burton, Willie Burton, Charday Humes, Emmanuel Humes, Jaylin Humes, Marlon Humes Jr., Marcel Humes, Marvonta Humes, Deonjai Lowery, Arianna Turner, Deltorion Turner, Demarco Turner, Jayden Turner and Quavion Turner all of Grand Rapids, MI; four brothers: Gordon (Adrienne) Turner, Clarence (Catherine) Young, Craig (Saijai) Young and Nathaniel (Linda) Young of Saginaw, MI; two sisters: Leola (Bobby) Beal, Viola (John) Torrence all of Saginaw, MI. She also leaves a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins and a very special in-law Helen Michelle King.