Robert Sterling Turner

Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.

How do you plan to honor Robert's memory?

Tammy Martin
By forever saying his name, telling his story, keeping in touch with his true friends, and sharing my thoughts, my pain, my love for him as long as I'm here on this earth... And then, I know in my heart his beloved sister, Ashley Turner-Broussard will continue to do the same, like she already does.

What did you learn from Robert?

Tammy Martin

What were Robert's greatest passions?

Tammy Martin
Sterling's greatest passion would be for his inner most deepest thoughts and his Near Death Experience (2011) to be believed by those that did not. He use to tell me, "Mom, they all think I'm crazy." And I would say, "Well Sterling it's their loss. You can't make anyone believe..
But it's okay. You can still pray for them." And, he would full hearted.

What were Robert's favorite TV shows, movies, books or music?

Tammy Martin
When Sterling was a little boy he loved movies so much!!! His favorites were Buffy the Vampire Slayer and SpongeBob and Family Guy during his teenage years and Supernatural shows etc. And then music became his world.... I never knew he had such a versatile amount of music on his Ipod until he was gone....and I would listen to it all of the time and think about him. I would wonder what his heart was feeling during some of the songs and who he was thinking about.

As far as books....he was never really interested in any of them EXCEPT FOR THE HOLY BIBLE.

What's your favorite picture of Robert?

Tammy Martin
I love this picture of us....his hugs were always so wonderful. I miss them.

What were the most life-changing moments for Robert?

Tammy Martin
I guess there were a few...from the time he was a little boy...I knew he was "different". I just didn't know what it was until later in life. I feel my divorce from his father was the first of many moments. There were several more during his growing up years.... There was the time he was having "identity crisis"...which I feel had a lot to do with his last week on this earth. But on a happier life-changing moment for Sterling was the day his sister, Ashley, got married. He was so excited to be an Usher and being able to wear a Tuxedo for the first time!! He had a ball and danced the night away. What a joy to watch him and watching his sister as this was her biggest life-changing moment I'm sure... I love her so much and so did Sterling.

What did Robert dislike?

Tammy Martin
He didn't like it when some of his so-called friends would aggravate him for certain things... he disliked school to the point of me having to pull him out of the public school system and home school him for 2 and a half years... he disliked it when the guys would disrespect the "girls" in the group and hurt their feelings etc. He was very protective of his girl-friends!

How did Robert affect other people?

Tammy Martin
I believe those that REALLY KNEW HIM... loved him dearly. He was always there for his friends and family. He always had a word of comfort when needed and he spoke from the heart. His comments at times were so true and's something that is missed by so many... they know who they are... so many just never really knew who he really was in the life.

What made Robert happy?

Tammy Martin
LOL...going shopping!! He loved to shop at his favorite stores... RUE 21, Wal-Mart, the Malls, Dollar Stores.... just about any store you can I loved it...