Tuesday , May 02, 2017 - 10:00 PM
February 28, 1922 ~ April 28, 2017
Georgia Mae Cottrell Turner passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on April 28, 2017. She was born on February 28, 1922, to Richard and Cora Gilyard Cottrell in Montgomery, Alabama. She married James R. Turner, who was a WWII veteran, on March 13, 1943.
She was involved in many numerous organizations, including many programs at Embry Chapel AME. She volunteered for 35+ years for the League of Woman Voters, 20+ years at YCC, and 20+ years at the Union Station Foundation. She worked at Hill Air Force Base as a nurse and retired from the DDO in management. She was recognized by many organizations. She received the Ogden Mayor's Award from Mayor Matt Godfrey, she was a member for almost 60 years of the Order of the Eastern Star, Queen of the West Chapter 17. She received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Sojourner Truth Award. Her personal history is in the Weber State Stewart Library Special Collections. She enjoyed helping others, was a major contributor to the community, and loved gardening. She never turned anyone away. She was loved by all and will be truly missed.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Olatundae Cerie Foster (Andre Keith Redar); four great-grandchildren: Mikaili, Kiarra, Lailah, and Amaya; seven step great-grandchildren: Ryan, Gavin, Joshua, Andre, Tina, Sarah, Channell; her favorite niece, Richetta Alexander; numerous nieces and nephews, including: Monique Reed-Bumpers, Monique Cottrell, Rachal Cottrell, Darrell Cottrell, Nikolai Cottrell; cousins; many great-great grandchildren; and her very dear friends: Fern Heath and Ellen Barlin Head. She is preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Brenda L. Turner; her step great-grandson, Chad E. Tyes-Redar; her brothers: Fletcher, Wesley, and Richard; her sisters: Clarissa Griffith, Melisse Franklin, and Charlena King.
The family would like to say a special thanks to Access Home Health and Hospice; Shelby, Valerie, Jordan, Debbie, Chelsie, Jason, Brandi, and Dr. Hemmersmeier. They would also like to thank Pastor Daryell Jackson, Pastor France Davis, Pastor Charles Petty, Ryan Witt and Bishop Brian Smith.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Myers Mortuary with a viewing one hour prior to services.
Internment, Ogden City Cemetery.
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