Jeanette (Newman) Turner

Born: Sun., Mar. 15, 1936
Died: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Location: Canoochee Missionary Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Jeanette Turner, age 83, of Canoochee, GA, on Monday, August 26, 2019, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM in the Canoochee Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Wiggins officiating assisted by Rev. Mark Sweat.

Interment will follow in the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7-9 PM.

Pallbearers are  Clint Turner, Chad Turner, Nathan Turner, James Clay, Evan Clay and Tim Johnson.

Mrs. Turner was born March 15, 1936 in Stillmore, Emanuel County, GA to the late Willie Sam and Mattie Sumner Newman. She was a seamstress for Creston Knitting Mills and a homemaker, was a wonderful cook, enjoyed canning and flower gardening.  Mrs. Turner was a member of the Canoochee Missionary Baptist Church and in addition to her parents was preceded in death by her sons, Edward Turner, James Ray Turner; two great grandchildren and seven siblings.

Survivors include:

Her Husband of 65 years: Johnson Turner of Canoochee, GA

Two Daughters: Connie Turner Ferguson (Richard) of Bluffton, SC and Suzette Clay (Neil) of Canoochee, GA

Two Sons: Ronnie Turner (Connie) and Kelvin Turner (Michele) all of Canoochee, GA

One Sister: Ruby Johnson (Roger) of Midville, GA

One Brother: Raymond Newman (Linda) of Norristown, GA

Nine Grandchildren: Jennifer Rae Omerovic (Muamer), Allison Ferguson, Clint Turner (Natalie), Chad Turner (Marlee), Nathan Turner, Natalie Rollins (Dylan), Olivia Turner, James Clay (Katie), and Evan Clay

Six Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canoochee Missionary Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Offering, c/o Wade Johnson, P.O. Box 632, Twin City, GA 30471.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Jeanette Turner of Canoochee, GA.

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Gary/Dianne Spence
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Mr. Johnson and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Ms. Jeanette's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the peace and comfort of GOD be with you during this sad time.
Gary & Dianne Spence

Tammie Bennett Land
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Jeanette's passing. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this difficult time. Losing any family is hard, but losing your mom is the hardest thing in the world. May God give you comfort and peace. Let me know if there is anything we can do.