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Viola Turner

In honor of Albert Andrew Spencer Jr. Colors For A Cause Inc.

My name is Viola Turner. My son Albert Andrew Spencer Jr. met his untimely death when he and a friend were visiting at an apartment complex in Memphis in 2013. Gunshots were fired, out of nowhere, and hit both of them. They were then rushed to Regional One. My son, only 20, an innocent bystander on the balcony and an unintended target, was pronounced brain-dead.

He was a 2011 graduate of Southwind High School and had completed one year of study at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Albert, engaged to Latisha Edwards, was an employee at FedEx and had recently been promoted to Team Leader. He also had just been accepted to the nursing program at Phillips Community College in Helena, Arkansas.

Albert was a good kid who would help anybody. Therefore, being an organ donor and helping save lives was so like him.

The hugs and kissing your Winnie the Pooh cheeks…I’m missing you.

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