Elizabeth Ridgway Turner McKelvey

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 1, 1928

Departed on November 22, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Obituary for Elizabeth Ridgway Turner McKelvey
(1928-2019)

Elizabeth Ridgway Turner McKelvey, 91, was born in Nashville, TN on July 1, 1928 to Paul Winton Turner and Elizabeth Gebhart Turner. She died on November 22, 2019 at Alive Hospice, Pittsboro, NC.
Betsy was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Paul Winton Turner McKelvey, and William Gordon McKelvey, Jr., her former husband of 23 years and the father of her children.
She is survived by her sons William Gordon McKelvey, III (Elizabeth “Suzy” Wilson), Nashville and John Ridgway McKelvey (Laura Duncan), Chapel Hill, NC. She is also survived by her sisters Paula Anice Turner Jumonville (George Robert), Houston, TX and Nancy Sharon Turner Wilson, Nashville. Grandsons, Joshua Duncan McKelvey (Laurie Gregg Arena), Greensboro, NC and Carey Ridgway McKelvey (Katherine Lancaster), Pittsburgh, PA; a nephew, Robert Turner Jumonville (Aristea Galusha), Los Angeles, CA and nieces, Tiffany Michelle Wilson Schwartz (Steve Thomas), Memphis, TN and Jennifer Anice Jumonville Thompson (Jerry William), Houston, TX; a great nephew Hudson James Jumonville, Los Angeles, CA; a great niece, Anice Katherine Thompson, Houston TX and also a great granddaughter, Dylan Roshene McKelvey, Greensboro, NC.
Graveside service and interment to be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, TN on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM; The Rev. Amy Busse Stoker, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to UNC Hospice Home, 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312 and Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37232 or a charity of your choice.

One Comment to Elizabeth Ridgway Turner McKelvey

  1. Connie Luttrell
    February 6, 2020 4:41 pm

    Dear Paula/Pat and Nancy, I am so very sorry for your loss and also that I was unaware of the date, time and place of services for sister Betsy. Even if I had been aware, I was not in a position to attend and visit—so I’m particularly upset I could not be there in person to share my feelings personally. Betsy had to be proud of her children, but also of her sisters who loved her so much. Those of us who were fortunate enough growing up and knowing the Turner family, participating in gatherings, especially at Christmas, that Turner’s Tavern hosted, did indeed have lots of great memories. Blessings, Connie O. W. Luttrell.

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