Official Obituary of

Miriam G Turner

March 2, 1936 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Miriam Turner Obituary

Miriam G. Turner, "Susie" to her friends and "Memi" to her loving family, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Susie was born Miriam Geneva Jayne on March 2, 1936, in Fairfield, AL. The youngest of three children, she grew up in the Fairfield area and graduated from Fairfield High School in the class of 1954. She was an avid member of the Fairfield Alumni Association and maintained friendships with many of her classmates. Soon after graduating, she met and married James W. Turner, and raised her three children while employed as a secretary and bookkeeper. Her employment culminated as secretary of Dr. Andrew Duckett's office.

Susie served as church pianist at Eastmont Baptist Church, as well as Carson Road Baptist Church. She was an active member of Palmerdale Cross Baptist Church before moving to First Baptist Church in Opelika, AL. In addition to her church activities, Susie liked to travel with family, visit with her numerous grandchildren, paint, draw and was an avid reader.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Pauline Jayne; her husband, James W. Turner; her brother, Thomas Roy Jayne and her daughter, Carol R. Turner. She is survived by her brother, Dr. John Jayne {Grace); her son, James W. Turner, Jr. {Linda); her daughter, Linda Monroe {Scott); grandchildren, Michael Lawson {Julie), Sarah Knight {Simon), Jennifer Garrett {Jeff), Alicia Farmer

{Ezekiel), Ryan Turner {Melissa) and Adam Turner {Mindie), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 15 ,2024, at 2 pm at Palmerdale Cross Baptist Church in Palmerdale, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

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Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

2:00 PM
Palmerdale Cross Baptist Church (Palmerdale)


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