By Message Staff
OAKDALE – Members of Oak Hill Community Baptist Church in Oakdale are mourning the loss of the wife of their pastor, who was killed in a car accident Tuesday, Nov. 19.
“Pray for the family as they make arrangements today, and for their comfort and peace as they face the days ahead,” Mt. Olive Baptist Association Director of Missions Jerry Johnson told the Baptist Message.
According to a news release from the Louisiana State Police Troop E, Myra Turner, the wife of Pastor Don Turner, died after the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze she was driving westbound on state Highway 489 collided around 4:30 p.m. with a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by an unidentified driver, southbound on state Highway 121.
Turner, who was the only person in her vehicle, was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash, but was pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation.
A memorial service is scheduled for Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Community Baptist, with visitation at 9 a.m. Online messages of condolence may be posted at rushfh.com.