Willie Rae Turner

July 16, 1931 ~ December 5, 2018 (age 87)

Willie Rae Turner, 87, of Leakesville passed away at George Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 05, 2018. She retired as a seamstress from Neely Manufacturing Company. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Zora Beard; brother, Bill Beard; sister, Velma Smith and infant sister, Myrtis Beard.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Diane Evans, Jacquelyn Denmark (Al), Bonita Blankinchip, and Brenda Breland; son, Joseph Blankinchip (Kimberly); twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; brothers, J. C. Beard and John Beard; sister, Dora Jean Hillman; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 am at Simple House of Praise, on Red Fox Rd. in Mt. Vernon, AL with a visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 am. Interment will be in the Byrd Cemetery with Bro. Dean Hopkins and Bro. Jimmy Sullivan officiating. Online condolences can be given at Freeman Funeral Home – Leakesville is in charge of the arrangements.

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