Ms. Mattie Jane Turner, 78, of Ellaville, passed away on December 4, 2020 at her residence. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus, Georgia with Rev. Joel Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at Way-Watson Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 4:00-6:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 concerns, it is requested that masks be worn during the visitation and social distancing guidelines be followed.
Ms. Turner was born August 12, 1942 in Americus, Georgia. She had been a devoted member of Ellaville Baptist Church since 1965 and was a member of the Joy Club. Ms. Turner was a loving and strong woman, who will be missed dearly by her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Dowdey and a brother-in-law, Donnie Berry.
Survivors include her children, Linda Brooks and her husband, Charles of Hiram, GA and Gary Turner and his wife, Brenda of Sumter County, GA; two brothers, Thomas Ward and his wife Cindy of Cumming, GA and Jimmy Ward and his wife, Debbie of Americus, GA; a sister, Margie Berry of Americus, GA; four grandchildren, Felicia Underwood (Jeremy), Brandon Turner, Alyssa Turner (Dustin), and Gary N. Turner; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Marsha, June, Janice, Rudy, Don, Brian, Jason, Kippy, Tara, Mike and Brad; several great-nieces and nephews and her former spouse, Ronnie Turner.