Mrs. Virginia Turner

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VIRGINIA TURNER passed away quietly in her sleep in Sandersville at age 83 early Sunday morning, November 25. Jenny, as she was known to those who loved her, was born August 13, 1935, in Borger, Texas, to parents Kline and Flora Edmunds. She grew up in the oil fields of the Texas panhandle, where her father was an engineer. She graduated from the University of Texas with honors. Even as a young woman, she had wide-ranging interests and abilities: for example, on the one hand, she was a beauty queen, and on the other, her organizational and office skills led to her working for the college president as an exec assistant. Later in life, including in Sandersville, she worked in various administrative positions, constantly sought for her expertise. She raised two children, Rex and Kaki. She was a loving mother, the team mother for all of their sports activities, their champion in all things. She was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, and before she became blind from macular degeneration, was a prolific reader. An animal-lover, she always fed both her own and strays. In her prime, she was a gourmet cook.
Jenny's entire life was characterized by her kindnesses to others and putting others first, especially her children. She lived in Sandersville for much of her older life, most recently living in the extended care facility of the Washington County Regional Medical Center. When younger she cared for many of her friends whose health declined before hers. Over the last few years as her own health declined, in each of the 3 nursing facilities in which she resided, she made quick friends. The phrase "she never met a stranger" applies in full force to her.
Jenny will be sorely missed by many people, including her close friends of 40+ years, Linda and James Mealor of Eatonton, as well as many other friends in Sandersville and Atlanta. She enjoyed her beloved niece Stephanie and her grandsons. Other longtime close friends included Renada Hooks, with whom she originally had a caregiver relationship, and Ben and Rita Damon, who preceded her in death in 2015 and 2016, but whose children Beth and David cherished Jenny. Friendships and family were so very important to Jenny.
Jenny Turner would "give you her right arm." We will always love and remember her for her gentle and loving nature. Godspeed, Jin-jin, we love you.