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East Windsor Woman Dies at 96

Helen Turner worked at The Peddie School and within the East Windsor Regional School District.

Helen Harriet Mary Jane Houston-Turner, 96 of East Windsor, NJ died on Friday, Nov. 22. Born in Cleveland, NC, Helen at the age of 21 left home and moved to Hightstown, NJ where her aunt, the late Alice Brown, resided. She began working at The Peddie School as a laundress. Helen went to work with the East Windsor Regional School District. Helen was asked to oversee the kitchen of The Ethel McKnight Elementary School. She was a dedicated member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of Hightstown, NJ.

Predeceased by her husband, Samuel B. Turner; parents, Eugene and Ella (Chambers) Houston; two sons, Austin Eugene Turner and William Houston Turner; two foster daughters, Betty Timms and Rose Owens; a daughter-in-law, Deena Turner; four brothers, Richard Alexander, Harold, Joseph and Theodore Houston and three sisters, Lethia Gross, Faye Hunt and Alice Banks. She is survived by four sons, Donald R. Turner (Shirley)of Lawrenceville, NJ; Samuel L. Turner, Sr. (Carilyn) of East Windsor; Richard B. Turner (Darlene) of Willingboro, NJ; Larry A. Turner of Chicago, Il and ex-wife Connie; two brothers, John Houston (Charlotte) of Greensboro, NC; Hilyoud Houston (Naomi) of Salisbury, NC; two sisters, Cleona Morris of Clemson, SC; and Dorothy Torrence of Hampton, VA; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, church family members and many friends.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 21 Rev. William L. Powell Drive Hightstown, NJ. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown. Calling hours were on Friday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Chapel, Trenton.

-Obituary provided by Campbell Funeral Chapel. 

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