Linda Ann Broadnax Turner

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Linda Ann Broadnax Turner was born on September 20th, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio; the third born of Arthur Lee Broadnax and Beverly Jean Johnson (Broadnax) Smith. She was a life-long resident of Columbus.

Linda, was one the matriarchs of the Broadnax-Turner family and a beautiful soul. She knew no stranger, she was a very encouraging God fearing woman, surrogate mother, servant, and Prayer Warrior to many. She met the love of her life Roosevelt Manley Turner in January 1980, they married March 1985 and enjoyed 36 years of marriage together. Out of their union, they had 3 children: DerRick Anthony, DerRon Adam, and Christina Danielle. As an adoring wife and mother, she loved spending time with her family, especially laughing, playing and cooking with her granddaughters; Imani and Isabella, creating jewelry, and an avid NBA fan, specifically the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. She was also an enthusiastic historian and genealogist who loved to learn and understand the history of her family.

Growing up, Linda attended Felton and Koble Elementary, Beery Junior High, and Marion Franklin High School in Columbus Public Schools. After high school, she attended Columbus State Community College. Her work history included time with National City Bank, Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS), and her personal in-home childcare center. She attended Trinity and Bethany Baptist Church, where she was baptized and accepted the LORD as her personal savior at the age of 13 years old, under the leadership of A. Wilson Wood at Bethany. She received the Holy Ghost while attending Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith and then went on to attend and join New Covenant Believers Church under the direction of Bishop Howard Tillman. Linda wanted the world to know that she truly loved the LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, and thanked him each and everyday for dying for her.

Linda is preceded in death by her husband; Roosevelt Manley Turner, father; Arthur Lee Broadnax, mother; Beverly Jean Broadnax-Smith, Step-Father; Rev. Stuart Dean Smith, maternal grandparents; Luther and Iona Johnson, and paternal grandparents; Jerry Lee and Lizzie Ella Broadnax.

Linda leaves to cherish in her memory, Sons; DerRick Anthony Turner, DerRon Adam (Erica) Turner, daughter; Christina Danielle Turner. Granddaughters; Imani Yvonne Turner and Isabella Payton Turner. Brothers; Gary Broadnax, David (Jackie) Broadnax, Elgin Broadnax, and Quintin Broadnax. Closest friends/sister/cousins; Izetta Brown, Mellanie Guess, Cynthia Broadnax, Rhonda Lawrence, Robin Hunter, Debra Sparrow, Karen Travis, Lisa Cooper, and Vernetta Chisholm. Mother-in-law; Irene Turner. Special Cockapoo-Yorkie Kobe Bryant and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at New Covenant Believers Church Thursday June 29 Viewing 10:00 AM Service 11:00 AM. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Ministry of comfort entrusted to Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home Chapel of Peace East 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To order flowers and to offer condolences to The Turner Family, visit


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  1. I and the Hill brothers love you Broadnaxes to pieces. I think of y’all as our first neighbors growing up on Omar Drive in the Koebel/Southfield area. Lots of fun times.
    This loss of Linda is so profound that I’m numb. I am so sorry that she is gone this soon from the earth.
    I know she has been you all’s rock since the passing of your mom and that there is an unexpected, shocking, gaping hole in y’all’s hearts and souls.
    I am praying for each of you.
    I also submit that she is more than fine and dandy at this time in heaven with no need for a breathing apparatus.
    I believe for y’all that the best is yet to come.

    Mark P. Hill

  2. Johnny Coleman, Jr.

    My deepest condolences to the Broadnax family. We all grew up together on Omar Dr. Went to the same schools. May the Lord bless and keep all of you in this time. His peace be with you. His grace be upon you.

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