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Passing of Alumnus J.B. Turner

November 27, 2007

It saddened our hearts to hear of the passing of one of our loyal alumni Mr. J.B. Turner, on Friday, November 23, 2007. Mr. Turner played a significant role in the obtaining of B-CU's present field house and is on the University's FTC Committee, which is spearheading the effort to finance the building of a new Football Training Center. He and his wife, Katie, worked hard to raise money for this project.

He was a member of the National Alumni Association's Life Membership Club and a member of the Miami-Dade Chapter's Diamonds Scholarship Club. His wife, Katie, is an honorary alumni and long-time B-CU supporter herself, and she can be reached at 954-431-6451 (home) or 954-243-6251 (mobile). Her email address is

In honor of his memory, a tree will be planted near the football training center that he and his wife worked so dearly for. Mrs. Turner is pleased with this gesture of love and remembrance. We are asking all alumni to lift them up in prayer.

The following is information regarding the final services for Mr. Turner:

Friday - November 30, 2007

Range Funeral Home
5727 NW 17th AVE
5 pm - 7pm
North Dade Community Church
700 NW 175 Street
Miami Garden, FL
7 pm - 9 pm

Saturday - December 1, 2007

Home Going Service
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
of Carol City
21311 NW 34 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL
305-624-8170 Viewing
12 pm - 1 pm
Services 1 pm Repast
Church of Open Door
6001 NW 8th Avenue
Miami, FL
Following the service

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)”

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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