Wesley Antonio Turnage was born on June 29, 1977 in Chicago, IL. Son of the late Thomas Randle and Diane Turnage. Affectionately known by many nicknames - “Wes”, “Meatball”, “Big Jr.” and “Phat Mack”. Growing up in Pelahatchie, Mississippi, Wes was an outgoing, caring young man. He attended the Pelahatchie school system. He then went on to Hines College where he played collegiate football. He left Mississippi and moved to Georgia in 2009. Wesley had a passion for tinkering with cars at an early age and went on to pursue a career as a mechanic until the time of his passing. Wesley loved his family….. He was a devoted husband, loving father and an awesome son. Wes encouraged his children to pursue their dreams whether it was following their passion for sports or furthering their education. He provided guidance and encouraged them that they can achieve greatness in whatever they desired. Most importantly, he ensured that they understood the value of service, giving and following God’s path in all that they do. He was well loved by his family and friends and those he met were immediately drawn to his magnetic personality. Wes was actively involved in the Collins Hill athletic community and was a mentor, volunteer and coach. He participated with Boy Scouts, coaching and cheering his “boys” in football, lacrosse and basketball. He even held a special place in Mari’s girl scouts group and was known as the “best girl scout cookie seller dad” and softball cheerleader. Known as a great listener, he became an advisor, a confidante for many of those he interacted with. Wes attended 12Stone church and was excited to share his faith. He became a greeter and a small group leader at 12Stone. He was influential in the lives of many young people in the community and became someone they would confide in. Wes’ reputation of assisting anyone in need is evidenced by the many stories shared in recent days. Wesley’s life is to be celebrated as a God-fearing, gentle giant who gave the best hugs with a kind and loving spirit. Cherished memories linger in the hearts of: Wife: Keeba Children: Xavion, Idarias, Tommy & Kamaria Mother: Diane Turnage Brothers: Charles “Chuck” (Patrice), Kenmetrius “Pee Wee” Sisters: Theresa, Tamika & Chrisyatta. In-laws: Scotty (Erika), Kista (Spencer Ray), Other Relatives & Friends: Aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of others including 12Stone Church family and the entire Collins Hill Community. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, Love leaves memories that no one can steal! May he rest in eternal peace. We love you Wes! In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to children's college fund.PayPal: CashApp: $KeebaGT  

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  1. Keeba,
    We can’t imagine all that you and your family are going through. Wesley was an amazing man, husband, father, friend to everyone and he is already missed so very much. We are grateful to have had him in our lives and will cherish all of the special memories of his friendship forever. He is with God now and will continue to watch over all of us with his amazing love for everyone.
    Please know that we are here for you and your family for anything you may need. Don’t hesitate to ask as we are family and love all of you very much! Our deepest sympathy, Cindy, Mark, Johnny, and Marc

  2. Keeba, Kamaria and Tommy, No words will inform you over the loss of Wesley. He was the kindest man I’ve ever met and always willing to help. He is with the Lord now but always with you all in spirit.

  3. Wesley was a great guy with a big heart! We were happy to know him and send love and prayers to his family and friends. Tommy, keep making him proud. ❤️ With love and sympathy from the Skidmores

  4. Dan and I can’t imagine what you are going through. Wesley was an amazing man. He was always so positive and so willing to help others. He always seemed so happy. He and Dan would talk about all the great food they used to eat back in Mississippi. And Wesley was proud to talk about his family whom he loved so much. We are missing him alongside you.

  5. Keeba,

    My best friend. It is with saddened heart to hear the loss of Wesley. I know that Wes touched so many hearts and he will be so greatly missed. I know words can not describe the way you are feeling.

    I know your faith is so strong. You have helped me so many times through different hardships. I will always be grateful for you and your prayer and support.

    I know that in times like this our faith is put to the test. We know that we must accept his passing and give thanks for the wonderful life he lived. As sad as it will be, we will always have the memory of him to hold in our hearts.

    The Bible reminds us that “Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted.” I pray that this will be especially true for you as you mourn your loss.

    I pray that God will give you, Tommy and Kameria the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time.

    My God Bless you and your beautiful family. I am hear for you if you shall every need anything.

    Love you so much Keeba

  6. We are very saddened by Wesley’s passing. He was one of the kindest people we were privileged to know. He will be missed immensely. Please let us know if there is anything you need, our door is always open. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul, April & Nicholas Fraase

  7. Keeba,

    My best friend. It is with saddened heart to hear the loss of Wesley. I know that Wes touched so many hearts and he will be so greatly missed. I know words can not describe the way you are feeling.

    I know your faith is so strong. You have helped me so many times through different hardships. I will always be grateful for you and your prayer and support.

    I know that in times like this our faith is put to the test. We know that we must accept his passing and give thanks for the wonderful life he lived. As sad as it will be, we will always have the memory of him to hold in our hearts.

    The Bible reminds us that “Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted.” I pray that this will be especially true for you as you mourn your loss.

    I pray that God will give you, Tommy and Kameria the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time.

    My God Bless you and your beautiful family. I am hear for you if you shall every need anything.

    Love you so much Keeba

  8. The O’Reilly teams that have had the privilege of getting to know Wes over the years are saddened by his passing. I personally will miss his positive attitude and phone calls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Keeba,
    Wesley was a great guy ,always nice and with the biggest heart, always helping others. He will be greatly missed but always
    be the angel that sits on your shoulders to help you through. You will always have the memories in your heart that will be forever. Here at Oh So Good Water, we will be praying for your family.

  10. Wes was a great guy who was always so friendly and eager to help anyone he could no matter the situation. Everytime he came to O’Reilly’s he would with out a doubt always make us all laugh and smile! I’m very grateful I got to know Wes and for the knowledge he shared with me about cars. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  11. Keeba your family are forever in our hearts and prayers. May you find the peace and strength you need in God. We love you. The Blake Family

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