The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Independent Church Cemetery, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia.
Myrtis Martin Turner was born in Macon County, Georgia August 8, 1935 to the late Jimmy Martin and Melissa Haugabook Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Benjamin Turner. She was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Hosea L. Martin, Willie Hill Martin, Thomas Martin, Joel Martin, Nathan Martin, Oakley Martin and Annie Kate Martin Whitehead. Mrs. Myrtis was educated in the public school system of Macon County. At early age, she became a member of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Benjamin Turner on September 26, 1953. To this union four daughters and six sons were born. They built their lives together in Chicago, Illinois. There she worked at Michael Reese Hospital and Illinois Bell where she retired in 1992. After retiring, in November 1992 the threesome (Benjamin, Myrtis and Sonceria) relocated to Montezuma, GA. While in Chicago, Myrtis joined Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church under Pastor Richard D. Henton. She was as faithful at Monument as she was at Montezuma Church of Christ under Pastor Hall and later Pastor Bobby Smith.
During her almost 20 year stay in Georgia, she enjoyed working at Mrs. Hill's clothing store in Downtown Montezuma and traveling. She was a seamstress who enjoyed beautiful attire. She was an active member at Riverview Senior Citizens Center until her health began to fail. Those who came into her life found her to be a loving, caring person. She had a love for animals whether they were her own or strays. Myrtis always took time to offer encouraging words to the less fortunate. She was a very generous soul!
On Wednesday morning, June 6, 2012, Mrs. Myrtis Martin Turner, transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home where there are no more tears and no more pain! She exchanged her name "Myrtis" for her new name written in glory.
Those she leaves to cherish her memory are her ten loving children, Protreen Crenshaw (Eddie), Chicago, Illinois, Shirley Ray (Barry) (Harbor City, California), Larry Turner (Ramona), Ilean Taylor (Jack), Tyrone Turner, Benjamin Turner III, Terence Turner, Andre Turner (Lachelle), Tremell Turner, all of Chicago and Sonceria Turner (and her daughter Taylor Turner), Montezuma, Georgia; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sibling Etherene Martin Johnson of Montezuma, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Marion Martin and a nephew, Hosea Martin, both of Chicago; along with a host of nephews including a devoted nephew, Curtis Turner, nieces, other relatives, church members and friends.
- eddie crenshaw(Tuesday, February 26 13 11:23 am EST)
know you lived a lovely life I hope you stay in our hearts.RIPand I hope to see you in the ressurection.love eddie
- Taylor Turner(Saturday, February 23 13 09:58 pm EST)
you will be truly truly truly triple truly missed by your family and friends
- Ilean Taylor(Friday, June 29 12 12:03 pm EDT)
Mamacita--It has been 23 days now since your transition. I cannot even describe how much you are missed. There is a void in my heart. You meant more to me than I even realized. Now I do. I'm so happy you are with Jesus and are having a family reunion with Daddy and the rest of your family. I can sense your excitement not only about Jesus and your family but about your mansion and the beautiful flowers. I realize you now know how much I love you and miss you.So long for now mamacita. I'll see you on the other side.
- LACHEZ THOMAS(Friday, June 22 12 09:20 am EDT)
GOOD MORNING SPRING CHICKEN, THAT WAS MY GREETING TO U IN OUR WEEKLY CONVERSATION AND YOU WOULD JUST LAUGH THAT MADE MY DAY. WELL I LOVE YOU MYRTIS BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST. I KNOW GOD HAS WELCOME YOU INTO HIS WINGS OF SAFETY AND MAY YOUR SPIRIT REST LOVE U ALWAYS LACHEZ ( YOUR DAUGHTER
- Triquita(Monday, June 18 12 01:07 am EDT)
Dear Grandma. It is hard for me to express my love and feelings for you but I will miss you dearly and look forward to the time when I will see you again. Then there will be no old age no suffering and no more pain and no death. Sleep well until the Almight God Jehovah wakes you up. Love your oldest grandchild, Quita.
- Kimberly Phillips-Griffin & Daryl Swopes(Wednesday, June 13 12 01:57 pm EDT)
Our condolences to the Turner family. May God keep and comfort you during your time of bereavement.
- Family of the late Melvin Martin(Tuesday, June 12 12 10:01 am EDT)
Deepest sympathy.Well done thou good and faithful servant. We will miss your beautiful face and smile.Rest peacefully until we meet again
- Dominique Turner(Monday, June 11 12 09:31 am EDT)
Grandma, I want to start off by thanking you for the years of unconditional love, and direction that you have supplied, you are truly missed here on earth and I'm sure grandpa was missing you as well. I will continue to display the values that you've instilled in me, I love and miss you much...xoxo
- LaTanya Taylor(Monday, June 11 12 08:37 am EDT)
I love u to no end. There are no words that I can actually say to express my love for u. U will be missed and the only solace that I have is that u are no longer in pain and for that I am truly thankful. Thank u for your unconditional love Grandma!
- The Neal-Northcut Family(Monday, June 11 12 07:58 am EDT)
To the Family of Mrs. Mrytice-You all had a beautiful mother, aunt, sister, cousin. She had such a pleasant spirit and I know she will be greatly missed. Be encouraged and know that she is at peace with the Lord. You are in my prayers.
- Ashley Turner(Monday, June 11 12 04:58 am EDT)
Hey Granny I just want to let you know I love and appreciate you and Grandpa for making the beautiful family that yall did cause with out yall there would be no us and you might not be here in flesh but you are in every one of us and here in spirit I know u and grandpa are happily together again now its never good bye but we'll see you later I love you always and Forever muahhhh!!!
- Mahogany Ray(Monday, June 11 12 04:13 am EDT)
Grandma you will be missed deeply. I'm proud to say I was able to see you before your departure …NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING ... I <3 YOU WITH MY WHOLE HEART. GRANDPA WAS WAITING PATIENTLY: ) ALWAYS AND FOREVER KEEPING LOVE AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!
- Melody Bryant(Monday, June 11 12 01:25 am EDT)
My Condolences go out to all the family and my children. We are sorry we couldn't be there and will love and cherish the memories of such a sweet womam forever in our hearts. Melody/Lynn, Andre/Mannie and Ashley. 612.306.2020
- Christie Darity@ Family(Sunday, June 10 12 11:06 pm EDT)
God is good all the time,God has called his soilder home she's resting at peace now.I will truely miss you,Thanksful to God that you were my sister in Christ hopeing to see your face again one day.Family love one another and follow mother's Light and example she's following Christ's pattern she want tell you nothing wrong.All our love and prayers
- Nyesia(Sunday, June 10 12 08:57 pm EDT)
I love you Granny! Words cannot describe how much you will be missed. I know that you are celebrating now, though. That provides a considerable amount of solace.
- Tylissa Turner(Sunday, June 10 12 08:05 pm EDT)
Grandma I LOVE youu so much I been dwn lately cause I need youu! Youu showed that youu truely cared about me and Alease ! I'm sorry that your gone I love youu ma.
My heart aches but your no more in pain!!
- Mellanese Linwood(Sunday, June 10 12 06:54 pm EDT)
To the family of Mrs. Myrtis Turner, I will like to say that I will be praying for you all. She will be missed.