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Benetta Lanier Turner

December 21, 1945 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Benetta Turner Obituary

     Benetta Lanier Turner, age 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and God’s faithful servant was called to her heavenly home by her Lord Monday, January 29, 2024.

     She was born December 21, 1945 in Lenoir County, the daughter of the late Jefferson Jackson Lanier, Sr. and Mamie Edna Maready Lanier. In addition to her parents Benetta was preceded in death by her siblings, Jackson Jefferson Lanier, Jr., Glendora Quinn, and Edwin McKay Lanier.

    She is survived by her husband of 55 blessed years, Lonnie Jackson “Jack” Turner; son, Lonnie Jason Turner (Dee); daughter, Alison Turner Meders (Stacey); grandchildren, Anna Hunt (Xander), Stephen Brunetti, Leanna Turner, Brody Meders, and Garrett Meders; sister-in-law, Lyda Lanier; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; with gratitude to caregiver, Pearlene Wells; special friends Anita Moore and Ann Debnam.

     Benetta grew up in the Lyman community (Duplin County), graduated from East Duplin High School and Miller Motte College in Wilmington. For over 20 years Benetta worked at First Citizens Bank. She was a member of Atkinson Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department.

     Benetta was an extraordinary woman of God whose resounding faith and love for family was unmatched. Her brightly shining light often served as a guide to those around her. Those that knew Benetta will always remember her passion for cooking for those she loved and spending time with family.  Her grandchildren were bright lights in her and Jack’s life. She rarely missed any events that involved her grandchildren. She was a true example of what it meant to be a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Her presence in our lives will be forever missed but we find solace in knowing she is at peace and rejoicing with her Almighty Father. 

     The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2024 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw.

     Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Atkinson Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Smith and Rev. Dr. Martha Highsmith conducting the service.

     Burial will follow in Croom Cemetery in Bladen County with Rev. Jacob Lewis conducting the committal service.

     Memorial gifts may be given to Atkinson Baptist Church, PO Box 368, Atkinson, NC 28421 or to Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 159, Atkinson, NC 28421.

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     A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

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February 2, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Quinn - McGowen Burgaw Chapel

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Atkinson Baptist Church
200 Church Street
Atkinson, NC 28421

Interment following funeral service
February 3, 2024

Croom Cemetery
NC Hwy 210
Currie, NC 28435


Atkinson Baptist Church
PO Box 368, Atkinson NC 28421

Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 159, Atkinson NC 28421


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