809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Ernest Lee Turman
August 20, 1941 - January 6, 2021

Ernest Lee Turman

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Ernest Lee Turman, 79, of Elm Mott, Texas was called home by his Heavenly Father, January 6, 2021. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mart Cemetery in Mart, Texas. Visitation (Come and Go) will be from 6-8:00 pm Friday January 8, 2021 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel. Ernest was born to Edward Dewey Turman and Lottie Dewvall Turman on August 20, 1941 in Robertson County, Texas. Ernest graduated High School in Mart, Texas and attended Abilene Christian College. Ernest married the "Love of his life" Mary Lou Summers on June 7, 1966. They met and married at Mart Church of Christ. He enjoyed teaching teenage Sunday school for many years along with singing, fishing, gardening, playing with his grandchildren, he also loved his Dallas Cowboys. A memorable high-light for many was when he played Santa at grandma Vergie Summers in Mart and for the children at Nanny's Day Care in Elm Mott. He did this for almost 40 years. Ernest also was an assistant for Nanny (AKA) Mary Lou who would refer to him as "the older kid". Ernest worked 28 years with Darr Equipment Company in Waco, Texas. Ernest was a member of the Northside Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents, two precious granddaughters, Karmin and Samantha Tergerson. Survivors included his loving wife Mary Lou of 54 years of Elm Mott , children Gail Tergerson of Moody, Darrell Turman, his wife Nicole and grandkids Laura, Londyn, and Colby of Robinson, and many other family and friends. A special thanks to the staff of Providence Hospice and Hospice House also to Mary and Mike Tobola, Danielle Tergerson, and Marcus of Elm Mott. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, Toys for Tot's or the charity of your choice

Friday, January 8, 2021
6-8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 AM
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 LaClede
Waco, TX  76705
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Mart City Cemetery
South Johnson St.
Mart, TX  76664
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  1. Community Healthcare of Texas
    Thank you for allowing us to take care of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  2. Kelly Macik Wright
    Saddened to hear of the loss of Ernest Lee. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
  3. April Parrish Casey
    Gail and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.
  4. Candace Wilshire
    MaryLou, Gail & Darrell, you are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of your loved one. With deepest sympathy. Love Candy
  5. Herbert and Sandra Svec
    MaryLou and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort
    you as only He can. You are in our prayers.
  6. Regan haddock
    Darrell and Nicole, I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words I can say to make you feel better or remove the ache. Please know that you are all in my prayers and you have a host of friends and family who are here for you. You are loved.
  7. Chris Wheat
    We're so thankful for Ernest and his family! He and Mary Lou have been wonderful encouragers to my wife, and daughters and myself. We're praying for all of you and ready to serve you. Proverbs 3:5-6
  8. Mary Tobola
    Earnest was the best neighbor . The family was like a family to our family. We will miss him..
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