Veraldine ‘Tena’ Josephine Turner Garrison

Veraldine ‘Tena’ Josephine Turner Garrison departed this life on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home in Oakville, LA at the age of 78. She was a native of City Price, LA, and a longtime resident of Oakville. She retired from the Metropolitan Development Center (Belle Chasse State School) as a cook. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, sewing and watching the New Orleans Saints play. Daughter of the late Bertha LaFrance Turner and Benjamin Turner Sr. Wife of the late Oscar Lee Garrison Sr. Devoted mother of Chenelle (Walter Sr.) Ragas, Oscar (Late Lisa) Garrison Jr., Bertha Barthelemy (Late Tommy), Lisa Garrison and Anthony Garrison. Beloved sister of Steve Turner Sr. (Charlotte), Lana Jones (Benjamin Sr.), Jacquelyn Littleton, Benjamin Turner Jr., Errol Turner Sr. (Annie), Jeffery Turner Sr. and the late Raymond Hart (late Iona), Henry Turner (Doris), Ellery Turner, Gaynell Turner and Shirley Williams. Best friend of the late Alvin Gibson. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, two godchildren, several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in law, cousins and devoted friends. Relatives and friends of the family also employees of Catholic Charities, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department, Rouses Supermarket, Lil G’s Restaurant, Plaquemines Parish government, Belle Naval Gates Suite Station, Versa Tech, Duplessis Construction and all neighboring churches in Plaquemines Parish attended the visitation and funeral service on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Greater St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church 182 West St. Peter Street, Belle Chasse, LA 70037. Dr. Darnell Smith Sr. was the officiant. Entombment followed in Barthelemy Cemetery, Diamond, LA. Please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign online guestbook.

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