Eleanor Turner Kimbrough
Mrs. Eleanor Turner Kimbrough of Atlanta, Georgia, passed on May 29, 2021. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 551 Harwell Rd., NW Rev. Jerome McKenna, C.P., Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at South-View Cemetery. The remains will be placed in state at the church at 10:00 a.m. The public viewing will take place on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at our chapel from 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.
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Eleanor Sylvia Turner Kimbrough, the third born child of the Late Robert Claymon Turner and Berlie Kirkland Turner. Eleanor was united in marriage to the Late William Fisher Kimbrough on July 10, 1956. To this union was born a son, Ivan Clay Kimbrough on May 12, 1958. He preceded his mother in death on October 9, 2008. Her son and family had her love, wisdom, intelligence, experience, guidance, nurturing, encouragement, and spirit to be the best we can be. Everyone who knew her was blessed by her.
Eleanor was a loving, kind, outgoing mother. She enjoyed entertaining and preparing delicious meals for family and friends. She loved listening to classical music. Her love of travel took her to countries around the world to the distant shores of Egypt, China, Jerusalem and many more. She was an exceptional historian of the Atlanta culture. She was a phenomenal record keeping guru. She graduated from Clark-Atlanta University on June 3, 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She completed thirty-nine years of service as educationalist with the Fulton County School District.
Some of Eleanor's favorite affirmations to God are always pray, never stop praying, never give up on God and ask God for forgiveness. One of her favorite thoughts is "Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." Eleanor held onto her outstanding character and integrity until she heard the Lord say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Now come hither and take your rest."
We the family truly love you Eleanor and will miss you SO much. We will cherish your memories in our hearts. Eleanor's memories will always be cherished by her granddaughter, Shuntavia Simmons Foster; three grandchildren, Janeiyah Thompson, Isaeh Lester Jr. and Aiden Foster, Jr., three nieces, Mrs. Julie Turner Hodo, Mrs. Joi Turner Thompson, and Mrs. Carol Turner Dismuke; many cousins and a host of loving friends.
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