Gladys Turner Faulkner
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 25, 1928
  • Date of passing: Oct 28, 2016
Let the memory of Gladys be with us forever

Gladys Turner Faulkner went to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning, October 28, 2016.

She was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Sallie Matthews Turner. She was a member of Butner Baptist Church for fifty-seven years and worked at John Umstead Hospital for thirty-one years. She also worked at Durham Regional Hospital and Rose Manor for twenty-seven more years before retiring.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Butner Baptist Church by Rev. Charlie Bryant and Rev. Glen Brock. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are her sons, Ronnie (Jennene) of Wendell. Ray (Joni) of Washington, and Steve (Teresa) of Butner, three grandchildren, Matt, Brittany and Steve and five sisters .She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ruth Helms Prayer Group, c/o Butner Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Monday evening, October 31, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Butner Baptist Church.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Laurie Andrews on 5th November 2016

I was so sorry to read about your mother's passing. I know how much
you love her. So glad she was with you for so many years. Find peace
in the fact that she was such a sweet person who touched so many lives."

This tribute was added by Doug Strickland on 3rd November 2016

"Bothers Faulkner, I'll be the first to say that your mother was one of the Butner natives. I can state with out a doubt that I never saw her un-set, how ever Ronnie, Ray & steve may disgree. Your sorrow and loss has been felt by many, as your mother was a sweet soul. Good to see you all Monday night and to see you all at peace with the passing with your mother. God Bless Gladys and your families."

This tribute was added by Cathie Cook on 2nd November 2016

"Gladys was such a kind, friendly gentle spirit! I was fortunate to work with her at Durham Regional Hospital. She was always enthusiastic and caring about her patients and colleagues.
Gladys was very close friends with Hazel Yarborough, my husband Robert Laws' aunt. Gladys told the story of coming home from somewhere and one of her sons said "mama someone has left some food for us. I don't remember her name but she must be poor like us b/c its pinto beans!" it was Hazel.
I was lucky and fortunate to work with Gladys' brother Coy at JUH. The heavens are full of joy with the Turners.
Love and thoughts of gladness for dear Gladys."

This tribute was added by Iris Allen on 1st November 2016

"Mrs. Faulkner was a very friendly neighbor.  Whenever I saw her we would have a casual conversation about her yard, her new car, or just about the weather. I admired the way she was active and independent until shortly before her death. I regret never taking her up on her invitation to attend Bible study at her church. I'm glad her transition was peaceful. Family, you have my sympathy, but how fortunate you were to have had her for so many years. Don't be sad that she died; be glad that she lived."

This tribute was added by Brenda Wooten on 31st October 2016

"Dear Faulkners,
We're so so sorry to hear of Gladys's death. She was such a sweet lady and we'll always remember her ready laughter. You have our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Barbara, Brenda and Bobbie Wooten"

This tribute was added by Nancy Jackson on 30th October 2016

"She was a great lady and will be missed by many.  My heart goes out to her family. She always brought a smile and kind words to everyone . Nancy Champion Jackson"

This tribute was added by Willis Herman on 30th October 2016

"Steve, Ronnie and Ray,
      Your mom has always been a blessing and ray of light to my family and to me personally. She always had a smile and a good word when I saw her, and always, always concern for her boys and their well-being. You were as blessed as I was to have such a mom, and with my own dad's death this past week and mom's still fresh on my heart, learning of your mom's passing was salt in an open wound. At the same time however, her faith has saved her and that is a sweetness to my soul and should be to yours. We can see her again, and ourselves be with her in heaven for sure. Jesus saves, Jesus saves; what a joyful sound."

This tribute was added by S Hill on 30th October 2016

"Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. May the comforting promises from God ease your pain during this difficult time.  One of which is found at Isaiah 25:8. There it says "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Je hovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

Again, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss."

This tribute was added by Denise Blalock Francis on 29th October 2016

"Ronnie, Ray & Steve,
So very sorry for your loss. Your mama was a sweet lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy."

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