Mrs. Mattie Heard Turner passed away on Saturday, April 23rd, following an extended illness. She was a revered member of both the church and educational communities. She served as a first grade teacher at Sylvan Hills Elementary School in Atlanta for 33 years. Following her retirement, she received the Channel 5 Volunteer of the Year Award for her extensive work in her school and her local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Mr. Robert Woods Turner. Mattie was a longtime member of Hebron Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School class of Dacula, Georgia. She is survived by a son, Robert James Turner of Marietta; a daughter, Betty Turner Farmer of Lawrenceville; a granddaughter, Meredith June Ward of Marietta; a granddaughter, Bobbie Lynne Powell of Dallas, Georgia; a grandson, Matthew Turner Farmer of Decatur; a granddaughter, Sarah Katherine Farmer of Atlanta; and two great granddaughters, Kaylee Alayna Powell and Faith Megan Powell, both from Dallas, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Virginia Irene Morrow of Cumming; as well as many cousins, nieces , nephews, and numerous devoted friends. The family will receive guests at Wages and Sons in Lawrenceville, Georgia on Tuesday, April 26th from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. The funeral will be held in the Chapel of Wages and Sons at 3:00 P.M. immediately following the viewing.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more -Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  2. My Mother was so very fond of Mattie and often said how wonderful she was to everyone.
    Now my Mother, Trudy, and Mattie are all sitting together visiting in heaven. Mattie was a
    devoted Mother, Grand Mother, and Great-Grand Mother.

  3. May God ease the pain of your loss with His precious promises and your sweet memories. I remember hearing such loving things about your Mattie through the years. This video is such a beautiful tribute to the love you all shared. My prayers for peace and comforting are with you!

  4. Sending condolences to the Turner family for the loss of your dear loved one. May she rest in peace while she awaits the resurrection promised at John 5:28,29.

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