February 4, 2021, 77, Goldsboro –
Amma Mayo Turner was born on July 7, 1943 in Wayne County She was the daughter of the late Garland G. Mayo and Edith Smith Mayo and sister of the late Garland Gray Mayo, Jr.
Amma was a graduate of Contentnea High School and East Carolina University. For thirty-four years, she taught at Goldsboro Middle and High Schools, where she was a proud recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. As a member of Providence United Methodist Church, Amma was a devoted Sunday School Teacher, Historian, Lay Speaker, choir member and member of the United Methodist Women and Twilight Circle. Mrs. Turner was a member and officer of the Gideons International Ladies Auxiliary, Goldsboro South Camp. She enjoyed travelling, swimming, reading and spending time with family and friends.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Sunday at 4:00 pm Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Bryan Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, Vernon E. Turner of Dudley, NC; children, Melissa Dawn Turner Jones of Dudley, NC and Vernon Elliott Turner, II and wife, Melissa of Pikeville, NC; grandchildren, Raymond Jones, Jr. and wife, Tracy, Raiford Turner, Leah Turner; sisters, Frances Bee Mayo and Gretchen Jordan; and a step-granddaughter, Heather Morgan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Gideons International, Goldsboro South Camp, P.O. Box 509, Goldsboro, NC 27533-0509.
Shumate -Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Turner family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com