The memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 15, 2015 at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Coley Clark, Jr., pastor of Zion Grove Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia will officiate.
On August 10, 1963, Verna Mae Turner Burton was blessed with two lovely sons, Jerry and Terry. Verna Mae and his twin brother preceded him in death. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Jerome and Cedric. Terry grew up in the community of Montezuma, Georgia, where he received his elementary and high school education. He was a 1981 graduate of the historic D. F. Douglass High School. After his completion of high school, he entered in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged after serving his country with dignity and honor. He worked several years with the Montezuma City Sanitation Department as a small machine operator. At an early age he joined the membership of Mount Pleasant Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Montezuma, Georgia.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his beloved family: a loving and devoted sister, Zona Denise (James) Riley, Sr. Montezuma, Georgia; two brothers, Denny (Diann) Turner and Harold (Daisy) Turner, all of Atlanta, Georgia; stepbrothers, Ricky McKenzie, Ideal, Georgia and Von McKenzie, Atlanta, Georgia; stepsister, Sandra McKenzie, Atlanta, Georgia; devoted nieces and nephews, Harold Turner, Kareem Turner, Judith Turner, Antonio Riley, Sr., Keith Tuff, Jr., James Riley, Jr., and Verna Tuff; devoted first cousin, Sandra (Calvin) Duncan, Lithonia, Georgia; devoted friend, Lorenzo Thornton, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends.