Isiah Turner Jr., 76, affectionally known as “Ike”, passed away peacefully in Austell, GA on December 28, 2021. Isiah exemplified a commitment to the pursuit of success, first as a precocious intellect and later as a change maker, leader, and distinguished gentleman. Throughout Isiah’s career he was a civil servant working with and for non-profit organizations, and state and city governments. During the 80s, Isiah was the highest-ranking Black appointed official in Washington State, serving the Governor as Commissioner of the Employment Security Dept.
While serving as City Manager of Richmond, CA, he was successful collaborating with public agencies, community-based organizations, labor, education, and the business community. He earned countless accolades throughout his career. He retired and moved to Atlanta, GA where he lived a blessed life. Isiah leaves to cherish beautiful memories: his fiance'e and loving soulmate, Stephanie Wright; three children: Terrie Turner-Glave (Terry), Ketcia Turner, and Damon Isiah Turner; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; beloved relatives and friends.
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Sun., Jan. 16, 2022; 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST
Murray Brothers Funeral Home, 1109 Utoy Springs Road S.W., Atlanta, GA 30331