July 17, 1939 - April 15, 2017
Little Rock, Arkansas – Glynda Allison Turner, 77, of Little Rock, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. Glynda, known to many as Yo-Yo, was born July 17, 1939 in Banks, Arkansas. She was the wife and soul-mate of Joseph Michael Turner for nearly 55 years. Her parents were the late Glynn and Maylah Allison. She was a long-time and active member of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church.
Glynda was a Tiger, Reddie, Sooner, social worker, entrepreneur, world traveler, Cooperative Baptist, and a mother and friend to anyone needing such attention.
In addition to Mike, Glynda is survived by one daughter, Cathy Theisen, and her husband, Greg, of Frisco, Texas; son Jay and his wife, Suzette, of Little Rock; and son Andy and his wife, Charity, of Dallas, Texas. The greatest joys of her life were her eight grandchildren: Drew, Marian, Mallory, Allison, Margaret, A.J., Michael, and Adam. They will miss their happy sacks and Camp Yo-Yo.
A few of the people and organizations near to Glynda’s heart were: TWT; the Parkview Patriots; PHBC youth; PHBC choir; Mac & Eddie’s RV Services; PARK; People Against Trafficking in Humans; Hearts In Service; BRI water group; The Board; Questers; Sturbridge Garden Club; the Lower Ladies of Coachlight; and YoungLife.
The family will celebrate Glynda’s life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 75205, with a reception following in Hicks Hall. Please make any memorial gifts to the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252