Deborah H. Turner, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Terry Turner; son, Brian Turner & wife, Kimberly; grandson, Noah Rose; and Baby Turner due to arrive May 2013; aunts, Carol Cobb and Peggy Lewis; mother-in-law, Betty Turner, of Lawrenceville; several nieces & nephews in the metro Atlanta area; and countless children that did not share her name but shared her heart. Deborah retired June 1, 2012 after 22 years of dedicated service to Central Gwinnett High School. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Pastor Don Mulkey officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Deborah's memory, to The American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097 or Nemaline Myopathy Foundation, P.O. Box 5937, Round Rock, TX 78686-5937. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 19, from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. There were women who were loved and adored through history but this lady was truly the heart of Terry. He never missed a chance to brag on her. He had a picture in his office of himself, Deb and Brian – Deb was this tiny little thing standing in between two towering beefy men and Terry would chuckle, point to her and say, “That’s the boss..”
    My absolute best to you Terry, Brian and the rest of the family. It truly is a hard path you walk now.

  2. My heart breaks for Terry and Brian. Praying for comfort,strength and courage as you walk the road ahead without sweet Debbie D. She will always be a smile for me when I think about her. Love you very much

  3. There are so many memories I have of her when we worked together. She would always smile. She dearly loved Terry her best friend.Hold to you faith, prayers for you and Brain.

  4. Debbie will be missed by all who new her. Terry and Brian were the two greatest loves of her life. Stay strong Terry. That’s what she would want. Love to both you and Brian.

  5. Terry & Brian,
    My heart breaks for you both. Deb was one of the kindest people I had the pleasure of knowing. I know how close the three of you were as a family and there are not words to express how sorry I am for your pain. May God Bless you both and see you through this very difficult time.

  6. Deb has been a special part of my life since you all moved here 26 years ago. She was a dear friend and a part of our family. We all loved Deb so very, very much. I will forever cherish the memories I have of her. Terry and Bryan, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. God Bless, Chris

  7. Death is a heartache that no one can heal. Love is a memory that no one can steal. May God bless you and your family, Terry. Please stay strong Terry. I am praying for you and your family.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Turner family during this difficult time. Mrs. Turner was such a sweet lady and I am lucky to have known her.

  9. Debbie and I were co-workers at CGHS for some time. She was a confidante and friend. She was a strong support and voice of encouragement when works days seemed just a little bit more challenging. I will long remember and value this wonderful woman. My prayers go to the family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Sheila Sudderth

  10. Terry,
    Remember the good times you had together. Lean on your friends when you are ready. Time heals slowly. God bless you and the family in your time of sorrow.

  11. Debbie and Terry were great friends in our young days at Elizabeth City. The “Debbies” were great friends and laughed a lot through the otherwise lonely days as military wives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. The Bakers.

  12. Brian,
    I am sorry I never had the opportunity to meet your Mom. I know from your stories that she was a wonderful Lady! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May God hold you in his hand during this time.

  13. Terry,
    The journey is never easy when we lose someone but they are with us as we move forward.
    May you find comfort from all those that care so much about you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Terry and Brian, I pray God grant you both Peace and Strength in your time of sorrow! I will never forget this tiny woman with these 2 giant men on her side and of course those moist homemade brownies she made Terry would bring in the office to share. Rest in peace Deb!

  15. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Turner family during this difficult time. Mrs. Turner touched my heart in so many ways during my time at CGHS as a student years ago. I am blessed to have known such a remarkable woman.

  16. Terry and Brian, I loved Debbie so much. I always smiled when I saw her at Central riding in that “big ole truck”. I always looked forward to her coming into the office and sitting down by my desk so we could talk. Sometimes we talked seriously, but we always ended up laughing together. As you know so well, she loved you both so very much. Terry, you were just everything to her. And Brian, I thank God that she was here long enough to see you happily married with a wonderful family. She wished for that so much. I pray for comfort for all of you.

  17. Terry, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. You and your family have been in my prayers. God bless you. Carole Green

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