Bettye M. Turner

August 9, 2018

Bettye M. Turner, 86, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Ocean Springs, MS. She was a long-time member of Pilgrim’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church. All of her life, she was a mama and a homemaker. She was actively involved with her family and friends. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Bettye was preceded in death by her first love and husband of 29 years, Wallace E. Turner, who was the father of her 3 “wonderful” daughters. Later in life she was twice widowed by Buford Estridge then William Beard. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Sallie Merritt; and two sisters, Bessie Mae Culpepper and Fredna Earl Turner.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Nancy T. Gordon, Sherra Turner, and Sally T. Walley; grandchildren, Michelle Seall, David Merrill (Gwen Anne), Magan Jordan (Gabe), Seth Walley (Jessica), and Dalee Byrd (Corey); great-grandchildren, Emily Grace Jordan, Brantley Jordan, Turner Merrill, and Shepherd Merrill; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12 pm at Freeman Funeral Home with a visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 am with Bro. Tim Martin and Bro. Kenny Springle officiating. The interment will be in the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. 

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