Farewell to Debbie Turk

JACKSON – St. Richard School and Parish honored Debbie Turk, who is retiring after 27 years of service with a special Mass and reception on Wednesday, May 14.
All those years, she worked in the school cafeteria and in the church nursery, missing only one time when she had surgery. She serves in the parish as Eucharistic minister and is an active member of the REACH Program.
Turk is known for making rosaries for the prison ministry, small faith communities, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) candidates for St. Richard and other parishes. She has even taught the students and teachers how to make them. She also volunteers at the Mustard Seed and plays sports in her free time.
St. Richard School students presented her farewell cards before the Mass. After the liturgy, principal Lisa Geimer gave Turk, a life-long Mississippi State fan, a huge cow bell as a thank you gift.