Lamont K. Turner

Lamont Kristian Turner was born on November 17, 1992 to his parents James and Andrea Turner in Columbus, Ohio. He was a very intelligent young man, an inquisitive as well as a critical thinker, a worldwide sought-after ESL teacher, chess player, star track and field runner and family impressionist. As a child he loved to ride his jeep and dog Saint. People always told his mother Andrea that he could be the next Gerber Baby or model.

As he grew up his parents began to learn that Lamont was not your average child. He was kicked out of several schools starting with City Kids Day Care, Advent Day Care, and Saint Thomas Catholic School because he was a very smart, determined and strong-willed child. His father realized he needed a challenge and enrolled him in Liberty Christian Academy, East where he was a frequent visitor to the principal’s office. There he was finally able to grow and accomplish many things as a kid. He immediately started earning straight A’s and there was no slowing him down.

Throughout Lamont’s life he achieved many accomplishments. Most of them are listed below but here are just a few to mention. He became a writer and author of the book “Mante” which means “Courage” finished in 2019. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High School with honors in 2011. He was on the Dean’s List at OSU and National Honor Society. When he was in the Salesian Boys and Girls Club Summer School Program, he placed 42nd in class Plaque Rank in Louisville, Kentucky in 2006. However, his mother’s favorite memory of him and best accomplishment in life was the day he graduated and walked across the stage of The Ohio State University on “Mother’s Day” to receive his Bachelors of Arts Degree. At that time, it was the largest graduating class for OSU. (over 11,000 graduates)

Lamont loved poetry and short stories. He was a gifted speaker and loved the word of God. His sister Shawana remembers him playing with her as a child. They used to play Naruto and create the characters from scratch using anything they could find. (printer paper, Uno cards, etc.) She’s going to miss him dearly but recognizes that he set a high bar to achieve. She is not that far behind him but is close on his tail. In Shawana’s first year of college, Lamont wrote her a 9-page letter on what to expect and how to survive the first couple of years of college. He was a very sweet and loving brother and she’s going to miss him very much.

James the father of Lamont is going to miss him dearly as well. He’s going to miss his courage and determination to be the best. He was a neat freak like his mother. Everything in his room had its place. He even organized his father’s semi-truck and paperwork while out on the road working with his father. His ability to face obstacles no matter how hard they were on his own was truly amazing.
Lamont went abroad to teach in Thailand in 2018 where his students called him Teacher Lam. He loved martial arts (especially the weapons). Even while working abroad, he continued to practice martial arts regularly. When he was 3 years old, he went to Japan and was hoping to return one day. Lamont has always been very soft-spoken his mother said and would not hurt a fly.
Lamont was a very good speaker and writer. While still in high school, he was a public speaker at Dr. Ann Hill’s Retirement Party. She was like a second Mom to him. After he spoke, he left everyone in tears.

James and Andrea loved to watch him run track, however, they recognized his special gift was writing. He knew how to convey words and speak with a mannerism and fluency on a professional level.
Lamont did things his way. Lamont “Pooter” as his grandmother and brother, Nigel would call him was a Gift of Joy! Lamont stayed true to his truths and what he believed to the end. His smile, which could light up a room will surely be missed. We love you Lamont and may you be forever in God’s Hands and Glory.

Lamont is preceded in death by two brothers, Nathaniel and Nigel Turner; maternal grandfather, Keitt E. Jacobs; paternal grandmother, Mary Jenkins; paternal grandfather; James E. Turner, Sr.

He is survived by his parents James and Andrea Turner; siblings, Isaac and Shawana Turner; grandmother, Virginia Jacobs; godmother, Sherrie Moore; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation 12:00pm and Funeral Service 1:00pm Thursday, August 8, 2019 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. James:

    Prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family during this time of loss from all of us at Interstate Van Lines.

  2. My Heart Is Very Heavy Hearing The News Of Your Passing. Remembering The Days When I First Met You When I Worked At Advent Church’s Daycare. You Took To Me Immediately! You Were Like My Son. Remembering When You Would Come And Spend Nights With Me & My Kids. Remembering You Calling My Mom Grandma. My Eyes Are Filling Up With Tears While Writing These Memories Of You. I Am Going To Miss You! I Love You Lamont (Mont Man) Turner. R.I.H Sending My Deepest Condolences To The Turner Family! Praying For Comfort.

  3. Peggy Allison (Mrs. Allison)

    I just learned of Lamont’s passing. I don’t know what to say….such devastating news. My deepest condolences to the Turner family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Let not your Heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me in my father’s house there are many mansions if it were not so I would have told you Lamonts mansion was ready and God called him home. I am praying for the

  5. Walter D Aaron

    Sitting here wrighting this I’m still having a hard time believing your gone you were a great friend I can only imagine what your family has been through my deepest condolences and love to the Turner Family rest easy my friend

  6. Dr. Ann Wagner Hill

    Mr. & Mrs. Turner,
    Today is August 14, 2019 and I just recieved a call from a former student & Lamont’s classmate about his passing and homegoing services. If I had known, I surely would have been there.
    Before leaving for Thailand, Lamont & I spent an afternoon together exploring all types of subjects, memories and his future. He was one of my all-time favorite students, loving, gifted, intelligent and just a joy.
    I will always remember the profound tribute he composed and spoke during my retirement. I will forever keep him in my heart.
    My deepest sympathies to the family.

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