Her Life

Burnedette Turner was born on May 9, 1965, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Jacqueline Ellis Turner and Willie George Turner. As a child, she attended Fellowship of Faith Church International and matriculated from Benjamin E. Mays High School in 1983. Upon graduation, Burnedette worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Meriweather County Schools where she was admired for her dependability.

As the baby of the family, Burnedette was known for her love of boots, love of dancing, and for her love of cooking. She enjoyed spending hours at the ocean riding waves and spending time with her loved ones. Her deep devotion to family ensured that she kept the memory of her parents alive in the hearts of her siblings and the younger Turner generation. Although Burnedette dealt with many health challenges as an adult, she remained deeply devoted to those she loved and her family’s church, St. Paul CME, where she became a member in 2009. Her family knew that she could always be counted on in times of trouble. No matter what, she would feed you when you were hungry, keep you warm when you were cold, and lend a listening ear when your spirit was troubled.

Burnedette missed her parents dearly and on Tuesday November 21, 2017 she passed from this life to be with her parents and the Lord.

She leaves to cherish precious memories, the lights of her life, John Dexter Blow, Jr. and Rickeisha Burnedette Turner; eight grandchildren, Jason Deunte, Jamari Deanna, Jorean Dexter, Aubrie Catherine, Jaquez Deshawn, Johnathon Da’Moni, Joniya Danielle, and Kaelyn Alyse; brothers and sisters, Willie Lamar, William Gary, Anne Lamont, George Norman, Jacqueline Racene, and Taffy Surrette; cousins who loved her like a sister, Willene Belinda, Edith, Alice Mae, and Benjamin Keith; and a host of sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.