The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Mt. Pleasant/Travelers Rest C.M.E. Church, Norris Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Whiteline Street, Montezuma, Georgia. The Reverend Sidney Kendrick, pastor, will officiate.
Mrs. Tuff was born February 7, 1956 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Mrs. Verna Mae Turner Burton and George Burton. She was preceded in death by three siblings: Jerome Turner, Cedric Burton and Jerry Burton. She was a 1975 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School and a life member of the Mt. Pleasant/Travelers Rest C.M.E. Church. For many years she was a volunteer for the Macon County Health Services and was the recipient of many awards for her dedicated services. She was employed for several years with Southern Frozen Food as a line technician and housekeeping at Montezuma Health Care.
Patsy was married to Keith Tuff, Sr., and to this union they were blessed with two children; Keith Jr. and Verna.
Survivors include a husband, Keith Tuff, Sr., Montezuma, Georgia; two children and daughter-in-law, Keith Tuff, Jr. (Alison), Americus, Georgia and Verna Victoria Tuff (Kyle Robert), Montezuma, Georgia; four grandchildren, Zereouna Wiggins, Montezuma, Georgia, JaTavion Jackson and Jaylem Jackson, both of Marshallville, Georgia and De’Asia Hart, Americus, Georgia; four siblings, Harold Turner (Daisy), Danny Turner, all of Atlanta, Georgia, Zona Riley (James) and Terry Burton, all of Montezuma, Georgia; mother-in-law, Mildred Tuff, Austin, Texas; niece and nephews, Juliett Turner, Kareem Turner, both of Albany, Georgia, Officer Harold Bernard Turner, U.S. Army, Antonio Riley and James Riley, Jr. both of Montezuma, Georgia. Her extended family include six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Brown (Marvin) and Wayne Tuff, Malcolm Harris, all of Montezuma, Georgia, David Tuff, Miami, Florida, Norma Tuff and Mamie Ann Keith both of Austin, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends including one devoted, Helen Roberts, Montezuma, Georgia.
- Bennie Duncan III & Family(Tuesday, November 12 13 01:20 am EST)
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
- Bobbie Linwood and Family(Tuesday, October 29 13 08:18 pm EDT)
Was a dear sweet neighbor many years ago... to Zona and the rest of the family just know that God is mindful of you and will comfort your Hearts.
- cheryl davis(Monday, October 21 13 09:22 pm EDT)
I'm sorry for your lose
- Julia Laster(Saturday, October 19 13 09:36 pm EDT)
Zona, I am truly sorry for your lost. It is my prayer that will watch over you during this difficult time and remember I love you as always. Julia
- Carolyn Fulks(Saturday, October 12 13 05:59 pm EDT)
To the Family; Many regards no words can express the lost you feel at this moment Hold on keep the faith God will easy your burden.
- Ophelia & Octavia Waters & Families(Friday, October 11 13 10:14 pm EDT)
death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. thoughts and prayers with the family