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Mrs. Irma S. Eccles Turner departed this earthly life on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Jamestown, NC. She was born on January 5, 1935 in High Point, NC to the late Genevieve Eccles and Charles Lawrence. She was also preceded in death by one brother,  Richard “Sonny” Eccles.

She attended William Penn High School after which she was employed by the Schoch and Ragsdale families for several years, and most recently retired from the Rives family where she was employed for over 35 years.

Mrs. Turner enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She was especially fond of her Entre Nous Club members and the many fun times they shared. She was the Matriach of her family, loved dearly by all and will be forever missed and never forgotten.

Left to cherish many fond and loving memories are six children: Glenn Eccles of the home, Darrell Turner and Charles (Joyce) Turner, Jr.  both of High Point, NC; Allysn Turner of Simpsonville, SC, Karen Lynne (Charles) Lindsay and John Turner  both of High Point, NC; ten grandchildren: Katina Lindsay, Brittany Turner, Jeremy Turner, Jessica McManus, Marissa Brown, Justin Turner, Ashley Capers and Brittany Scott all of High Point, NC, Ryan Turner of Washington State and Fallon Johnson of Chicago, IL; six great grandchildren: Tyrin Miller of Charlotte, NC, Jordan Timberlake, Destiny McManus, Kysian McManus, Bria McManus, Kayshon Williams all of High Point, NC; and a host of other relatives and special friends.              

She was also affectionately known as “Nanah” by Holland Holt, Jackson Rives, Brennan Vanderberry, Olivia Kiefer, Perren Howard, Jordan Rives, Harden Rives and Jesse Millis all of High Point, NC.                

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.





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  • Monday, June 3, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    My Sincere Condolences to the Turner Family, you are in my prayers.
    ~ Angel Mcbee   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please take comfort in Gods promise to wipe away your tears, Revelation 21:4
    ~ GG
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does, and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. God is the creator of life. The Bible calls Jehovah God "the source of life." (Psalm 36:9; Acts 17:24,25) The one who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Please visit our website www.jw.org There you can learn more about this promised resurrection as well as all the other promises that Jehovah has in store for obedient mankind.
    ~ Lonnie Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    If my condolences here expressed seem lengthy, please forgive. I’m 76 years old and have known and loved Irma now for over 60 years. She was my mom’s (Louise Schoch) best friend to the end and my family always considered Irma family. On this-- my Mother’s birthday (she was born June 7, 1909), and to all Irma’s surviving family and loved ones, permit me to share what I’m feeling, which I believe to some extent may be akin to what you are presently feeling. Irma is now in your realm and dimension of “sacred”. I personally claim no certainty about “God” or heavenly matters and won’t here make any declarations about what or where He or heaven might be. I do however—totally—believe in a thing or dimension I term, for want of a better word, “sacred”. When our earthly minds try to grasp things like infinity, birth and death, and other things like indescribable beauty, true love, longing and grief over the loss of one truly loved, we normally fail miserably. We can’t grasp these things with our minds. But we do have clear physical evidence that we can commune with and in fact sense the sacred in our lives. What our brains can’t understand, our hearts can and do. One clear sign that our hearts are in communion with the sacred realm, where love and our beloveds never die, is that telling “lump in the throat”. Love enters our lives with the feeling of butterflies in the belly. When the people we truly love pass from our lives in the physical sense, the butterflies take flight, as they must, as natural law has made all life … migratory. As they fly, their loving wings set up a permanent turbulence as they flutter up past our hearts on their long treks back home. The turbulence is manifested by a sense that our hearts are in fact “sinking”. But since it’s not our time yet, our hearts, though heavier, keep on beating for an indeterminable while. But the butterflies were always incorporeal – not physical--but rather sacred stuff. That sacred stuff never disappears because it was made of a fabric that was never there in the material sense. But sacred things and worldly things have one thing in common – they all oscillate. When living things die, they cease to expand and contract as they did while they were alive, breathing in and breathing out. But the sacred part of living/loving things never ceases moving itself and us. We have no control over its movement in and through us, no will or power to cease commingling with it. As it eternally continues passing into and out of and through us, it always signals its presence and its passings. That signal is the lump in our throat we get as the butterfly flutters up from the belly and past the heart. You will be able to feel Irma in your throat today, and tomorrow and for as long as you (both) live… in the very real, sacred and loving sense, as the source of the butterfly’s relentless migratory journey to us and from us and back again is infinite. Irma, from me, mom and the Schoch family, this is just goodbye for now-- With love abiding. Dusty Schoch
    ~ Robert Schoch   High Point, NE
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    We are so sorry for your loss, Carol Ann. Praying for you & the family.
    ~ Jerry & Sonja Townsend   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    OUR PRAYERS BE WITH YOUR FAMILY FOR THE HOME GOING OF MS. IRMA. PEACE VE WITH YOU ALL
    ~ Kennedy Family   High Point N.C
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
    To the family and friends please find comfort in our life giver Almighty God and his promise in the scriptures assure us of his power to resurrect our dear loved ones. (Isaiah 26:19)
    ~ L. Warren   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds." God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1; "God is our refuge and strength." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; Psalm 62:7,8)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC
  • Monday, June 10, 2019
    To Allsyn and The Turner Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother! I have wonderful childhood memories of Ms. Irma keeping us on the straight and narrow path, as teenagers she allowed us to come in and out of her house, while keeping us in line the entire time! Ms. Irma was a beautiful woman, and she definitely showed us what a regal woman was, combined with gracefulness! May God give each of you the continued strength needed to endure during this most difficult time of your lives!! Praying for you all. MaLinda Murray Drayton
    ~ MaLinda Drayton   Greenville, SC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    OUR PRAYERS BE WITH YOUR FAMILY FOR THE HOME GOING OF MS. IRMA. PEACE VE WITH YOU ALL
    ~ Kennedy Family   High Point N.C
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    OUR PRAYERS BE WITH YOUR FAMILY FOR THE HOME GOING OF MS. IRMA. PEACE VE WITH YOU ALL
    ~ Kennedy Family   High Point N.C
  • Monday, June 10, 2019
    To Allsyn and The Turner Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother! I have wonderful childhood memories of Ms. Irma keeping us on the straight and narrow path, as teenagers she allowed us to come in and out of her house, while keeping us in line the entire time! Ms. Irma was a beautiful woman, and she definitely showed us what a regal woman was, combined with gracefulness! May God give each of you the continued strength needed to endure during this most difficult time of your lives!! Praying for you all. MaLinda Murray Drayton
    ~ MaLinda Drayton   Greenville, SC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    To the Turner Family: I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant each of you strength, to get you through the days ahead. My heartfelt condolences.
    ~ Robbie Carter   West Columbia, SC