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Michael Lavern "Boogie" Turpin

September 26, 1973 - November 23, 2019

Michael Lavern Turpin aka Boogie, 46, departed this life peacefully in his sleep on November 23, 2019. He was born on September 26, 1973 to Mary and Michael Johnson in Dayton, Ohio and was raised in Columbus, GA. He moved to Chesapeake, VA in 2008 where he continued as a professional painter. He spent over 20 years in this profession. He enjoyed drawing, watching Family Feud and music most of all. He was a kind-hearted, caring and loving son, father, and brother. He dedicated his life to Christ in 1998.

He is predeceased by his father, Michael. Michael is survived by his wife Chantel.  Additionally, he is remembered by his mother Mary Johnson of Chesapeake, VA his grandmother Annie Ruth of Columbus, GA; his children Marika (Monique), Ebony, Dominique, Brianna, Michael, Gabriel, Israel, Isaiah, Cerenity, and Jonathan. His brothers Angelo, Adrian, Tavaris and JR; his sisters Marika (Wayne), Michele, Hope, Cassandra and Jameka. His nieces Destiny, Jada, and DeAngela; nephews Daquan, Lil Angelo, Jacoury, Demetri, and Amari; and a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and friends.

A memorial service will be held December 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home 929 S. Battlefield, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

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Date: Monday, December 2, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

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