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Shirley I. (Boykin) Turner

October 17, 2022
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Shirley Turner Obituary

Shirley Irene Boykin-Turner, of Glen Hazel, was born on February 28th, 1935 to the late Stanley and Doretha Boykin in Homestead, Pennsylvania. 


Shirley attended Burgwin Elementary, Gladstone High School, and Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Her love for being neat and orderly led her to domestic-work for over 30 years. Shirley had an infectious laugh and a smile that could light up a room. She enjoyed baking for loved ones, making sure no one left her home hungry, listening to music, dancing, playing card games and puzzles but she had a special love and passion for BINGO.


Shirley was devoted to her family; instilling within them the importance of a personal relationship with the Lord. She gave her life to Christ at an early age. She valued prayer and leaned on the Word of God. In the 50s, Shirley married the love of her life; her childhood sweetheart, the late Jesse Jerome Turner. Through this union, she was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Darling Williams (eldest daughter) (Nathaniel) and Doretha Turner. 


Shirley Boykin-Turner departed this life peacefully on Monday, October 17th, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, (4) siblings: Sonny, Delores, Ernest, and Gloria; and nephew Ernest “Ernie Boy”.


She leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren: Melanie (Keith), Tiffany, Ronald, Jamie (Joshua), Monica (Demetreus), and Ashley; fifteen great-grandchildren: TaéJah, Trevaun, Terrin, Keith, Keith Allen, Tayler, Myles, DéAirah, Amier, Myranda, Tristyn, Lincoln, Caleb, Demetreus Jr., Joshua, and six great-great grandchildren: Kamauri, Kassidy, Kamryn, Karter, Kaisen, Kaine; and a host of relatives and friends.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday,

October 22, 2022 from 11 AM TO 12 PM the hour of services

in the new location of the-Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home,

828 Richford Street and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne/West Mifflin, PA 15110.

You are invited to sign the Online Guest Book at the top of the page to pass along

your personal message or tell a story to support the family.

With warmest regards,

John N. Bauer and the Staff of the new-Elmer L Herman Funeral Home

"Where Every Life is Cherished & Every Family is Treasured"

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October 22, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Elmer L Herman Funeral Home
828 Richford St
Duquesne, PA 15110

Going Home Services
October 22, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Elmer L Herman Funeral Home
828 Richford St
Duquesne, PA 15110

Interment following funeral service
October 22, 2022

Jefferson Memorial Cemetery
301 Curry Hollow Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15236


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