Funeral Fund for Dustin Turner

$9,560 of $10k goal

Raised by 209 people in 40 months
Megan Shanaman  FAYETTEVILLE, NC

This page is for donations to the mother of Dustin Turner for his funeral costs. Dustin tragically lost his life Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 after being pulled under by a strong current in the Cape Fear River. Dustin was an honor roll student who was 2 days away from graduating with the rest of his senior class from Cape Fear High School when this tragic event occurred. His mother, Sandra Turner, is a single mom who has been raising her 3 boys on her own since the sudden death of her husband, Steve Turner, in October 2001 of a heart attack. The oldest of Sandra's 3 boys, Westly, is autistic. Sandra was a stay at home mom of the 3 young boys when her husband died and has been through very hard times since then due to having to be home to care for the oldest due to his autism. She is a amazing, loving mother and has had to deal with more pain in her life then any person should. Something like this is not obviously what one plans for. The last thing anyone wants is for her to stress about giving her son a proper burial. Any and all help is appreciated. Please help spread the word on this fund as well. Thank you and God bless.

To read the article related to Dustin's death, please click below:
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/06/06/1261647?sac=fo.home










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Update 9
39 months ago

Hello everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone who donated thank you. Sandy does not have facebook to comment on here but would like to tell you all how very grateful she is for all of your kind words and generosity during this difficult time. She has been truly touched by you all and you have in a way made this just a little bit easier on her. Dustin's funeral is being paid off completely thanks to you all and anything left over will be going to Sandy to help with any bills or house hold items she might be in need of. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You all are amazing people.
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Update 8
40 months ago

Hey everybody, I raised the goal to $10,000! I figured that we could reach it! After we reach that goal I will close the fund off and distribute the money to Sandy! Thank you everybody for all your hard work and please continue to share and post so we can reach our goal! God bless and thank you again!
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Update 7
40 months ago

Just received this message from a friend's grandmother...

I believe that Ms. Turner will no longer be eligible for anything since she has lost her youngest son...therefore unless she is disabled or over 60 she will receive no income for herself to live...encourage the ppl to keep giving..she is in what is called a black out period for widowed women..unless they have children they get nothing...God bless her and encourage people to keep on giving..

So please people, pass this message on and please continue to share this page and ask for help. We together can help. Please keep sharing!
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Update 6
40 months ago

Funeral Information:

Candle light vigil tonight at the Food Lion in Stedman. Wear anything having to do with Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles!

Wake Sunday, June 9th from 6-8pm at the Butler Funeral Home in Stedman.

Funeral will be on Monday, June 10th at 11am at the Old Bluff Presbyterian Church.
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Linda Mulhall
39 months ago

I am so happy the wonderful people of Fayetteville and surrounding areas came together and opened their hearts and wallets to help this family during this time of tragedy. God Bless the Turner Family.

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Pat Padgett
39 months ago

I was one of the donators to this poor family who lost a son and brother to a drowning accident. I am not trying to get anyone to donate anything, just wanted to let all my loved ones know that God and the human spirit is still working in this world today! Although I could not donate a huge amount, the little I gave help to raise almost $10,000 for this young man's funeral expenses. I don't know the family or the organizers of this event but I can tell you I have had this kind of thing in my own backyard and know how devastating it can be for a family. God Bless all of you that gave and all of you that keep this Mother and two remaining sons in your prayers.

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Dorothy Austin
40 months ago

My heart breaks for his mom, I balled watching this video!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!! There's no words to help the pain, but he's def looking down on you mom, and dancing around celebrating his graduation with his daddy!!! :) Keep smiling!

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Pat Longhany
40 months ago

Dustin was a very good friend of my grandson Aaron Moore,,,We are so sorry for your loss..

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Roxanne Baucom
40 months ago

Great job in meeting the goal. I hope others continue to give so we can help this family.

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Jennifer Chavis
40 months ago

I'm sorry I can't donate any I am sending to my family I hope they can help

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Theresa Renkel
40 months ago

I have sent this link on facebook to Kenny Chesney, Tim Mcgraw, and all the local radio stations in Fayetteville. I am sorry I can't donate anything but I pray what I can do gets you all the donations you need. I will send it to more people. Your family are in my prayers.

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Tonia Atkinson
40 months ago

prayers going up for the family and friends of dustin.i didnt know him personally but we live in a state that feels for any one who loses their life in or around our community.

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$9,560 of $10k goal

Raised by 209 people in 40 months
Created June 7, 2013
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$50
Susan DeMersman
38 months ago

Being a mother who's daughter was killed 8 years ago and I have an autistic son who's 7, my heart goes out to you and your family. "I cherish the special place in my heart That will always be reserved for you. I thank you for the gift your living brought to me. I love you. I remember you,".

$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
RS
$25
Rebecca Starling
40 months ago

He was the coolest kid. I remember him wearing rock and roll shirts to school. I often went through his line at Food Lion and talked about his plans for the future. I told him that I was proud of him. He was my student in the 7th grade. He was my son's classmate. He was a special person to so many. The Starling family (Rick, Rebecca, Jamie, Solomon, and Erick) extend their deepest sympathies to the Turner family.

$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
$100
Anonymous
40 months ago
$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
JA
$50
Jessica Anderson
40 months ago
TS
$25
Tara Smalley
40 months ago
$200
Anonymous
40 months ago
$50
Bonnie Carlson
40 months ago

It is not much, but I hope it helps.

Linda Mulhall
39 months ago

I am so happy the wonderful people of Fayetteville and surrounding areas came together and opened their hearts and wallets to help this family during this time of tragedy. God Bless the Turner Family.

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Pat Padgett
39 months ago

I was one of the donators to this poor family who lost a son and brother to a drowning accident. I am not trying to get anyone to donate anything, just wanted to let all my loved ones know that God and the human spirit is still working in this world today! Although I could not donate a huge amount, the little I gave help to raise almost $10,000 for this young man's funeral expenses. I don't know the family or the organizers of this event but I can tell you I have had this kind of thing in my own backyard and know how devastating it can be for a family. God Bless all of you that gave and all of you that keep this Mother and two remaining sons in your prayers.

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Dorothy Austin
40 months ago

My heart breaks for his mom, I balled watching this video!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!! There's no words to help the pain, but he's def looking down on you mom, and dancing around celebrating his graduation with his daddy!!! :) Keep smiling!

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Pat Longhany
40 months ago

Dustin was a very good friend of my grandson Aaron Moore,,,We are so sorry for your loss..

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Roxanne Baucom
40 months ago

Great job in meeting the goal. I hope others continue to give so we can help this family.

+ Read More
Jennifer Chavis
40 months ago

I'm sorry I can't donate any I am sending to my family I hope they can help

+ Read More
Theresa Renkel
40 months ago

I have sent this link on facebook to Kenny Chesney, Tim Mcgraw, and all the local radio stations in Fayetteville. I am sorry I can't donate anything but I pray what I can do gets you all the donations you need. I will send it to more people. Your family are in my prayers.

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Tonia Atkinson
40 months ago

prayers going up for the family and friends of dustin.i didnt know him personally but we live in a state that feels for any one who loses their life in or around our community.

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