Lela Turan, 88, passed away on Sunday November 14, 2021, in Saucier, Mississippi. Lela was born on September 15, 1933 in Carnes, MS to Clayton and Myrlie Landrum.
Lela was born and raised in the Pistol Ridge community where she graduated from Forrest County Agriculture High School. Lela got married to Leonard Turan when she was 18 years old and they would go on to have five lovely children and 65 wonderful years of marriage together. Lela, the matriarch of her family, was the glue that held everyone together. When Lela had spare time, she loved to spend it in her garden. She loved to travel, shop, and host cookouts for her family. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Lela always had a stock of Reese's Cups on hand when the kids would visit, and because of that she became known as Reese Cup Maw Maw. Mrs. Turan was a great mother, grandmother and friend to many; she will be lovingly remembered.
Lela is preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Leonard Turan; parents, Clayton and Myrlie Landrum; and siblings, Hershel Landrum, Nadis Landrum, Hulon "Teak" Landrum, Vadis Daughdrill, Starlin "Cowboy" Landrum, and Verlie Thames.
Mrs. Turan is survived by her children, Gerald (Roxanne) Turan of Saucier, MS, Walter (Esther) Turan of Saucier, MS, Randall (Salina) Turan of Saucier, MS, Melissa (Dennis) Meyers of Saucier, MS, Belinda (David) Skelton of Saucier, MS, and her sister, Nell Sines of Brooklyn, MS. Lela is also survived by her life long best friend Sherry Cuevas, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Saucier Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday November 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday at Saucier Missionary Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Internment will follow at Saucier Cemetery, adjacent to the church.
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