Ms. Rudene Boyd TurnerJanuary 29, 1949 ~ August 2, 2016 (age 67)
Ms. Rudene Boyd Turner was born in Little Mountain, South Carolina, on January 29, 1949, to the late William Earl Boyd and the late Elizabeth Martin Boyd. She entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC.
She was reared in the home by the late Allen and Mable Martin Bailey in Peak, SC and educated in the Newberry County Public Schools.
During her early years, she was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Pomaria, SC and later joined Fellowship Baptist Church, Columbia, SC. She loved the Lord and loved singing praises unto Him by using the gift God had given to her (her voice). From a little child, she would stand in front of the mirror and use the broom as her microphone and just sing. She loved playing her guitar and piano. Music was embedded in her soul. Rudene was an avid lover of pets, especially her cats. She also loved her family dearly.
She leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Ms. Tornetta Boyd of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Ms. Mable B. Eargle of Columbia, SC and Ms. Ethel B. Wilson of Beaufort, SC; one grandson, Andre Sims (Michelle) of Columbia, SC; a very special and devoted friend, Mr. Vincent Weeks, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly, but rejoice that she is now resting with the Lord.
Funeral service and burial will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Saint Paul AME Church, 1945 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126 (viewing one hour prior to the service).