Rev. Dr. August Turner, affectionately known as Rev. Aug, was the oldest child born to Carolyn Emery Turner and the late Rev. Dr. Samuel Turner Sr. on November 2,1968. He was a graduate of St. James High School, St. James, La. and attended Nicholls State University, where he completed 3 years majoring in Pre-Pharmacy. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 23yrs. On July 21, 1991 he was baptized at the Mount Bethel New Hope Outreach Ministry by the Rev. Dr. Charles Geason Sr. He was called to preach and was taught by Rev. Dr. Charles Geason Sr. and his dad. He served as Assistant Minister at Mt. Bethel New Hope Outreach Ministry. Later God gave Pastor Geason the vision and Rev. August the enlightenment, that it was time to take his ministry to another level. Rev. Dr. August Turner was the first minister to be ordained by the New Hope Ministerial Alliance. He was later voted as the Secretary and Treasurer for the New Hope Ministerial Alliance and later became a teacher in the Alliance until his health began to fail. He was also the Sunday School Superintendent at Mt. Bethel. Rev. Dr. August was employed with St. James Parish Sheriff Dept. from November 23, 2004 until May 17, 2007. His favorite hobbies included studying God’s word, preaching, teaching and drawing. His favorite scriptures were 1 Corinthians 15: 51-58 and his favorite hymn of praise “I got a new home over in Zion”. Rev. Dr. August had a very special bond with his doctors; Dr. Thomas Gregory Chaisson, Dr. Allen Vander, who called him “Buddy” and Dr. Kevin Modisette and wife Tanya, who called him “Chief”. Rev. Dr. August never met a stranger and always had something comical and funny to say. He leaves to cherish his memories, devoted mother, Carolyn E. Turner, Vacherie, LA; siblings, Yvette S. Jamison (Tommy), Monroe, LA, Adrienne and Samuel Turner Jr., Vacherie, LA, one nephew, Juwan Joseph, Monroe, LA; devoted aunt and uncle Janice(Owen)Steward, one great uncle, James Emery (Anna Lee), his godchildren, Shaquille Harris, Raven Isom, and Mia Jasmin; devoted friends; Rev. Dr. Kenric Batiste Sr., Lashanta Melancon, Arnold and Randolph Cole, his caregivers; his own little brother Samuel Turner Jr., Uncle Owen Steward, bus drivers, Alexander Joseph and Rev. Arnold Jones and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Dr. Samuel Turner, Sr., maternal and paternal grandparents, Myles Turner, Sr. and Elouise G. Turner, Joseph and Betty P. Emery, Katherine D. Emery and Carrie Dabney, and best friend, Warren Marshall, Jr.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 from Mt. Bethel New Hope Outreach Ministry, 6234 Burton Lane, St. James, LA. Pastor and officiant, Rev. Dr. Charles Geason, Sr. Visitation begins at 9:00am with service following at 11:00am. Interment St. Luke Baptist Church Cemetery, St. James. Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA have been entrusted with his final care.
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