Betty Turner McKee

August 27, 1932January 4, 2020

Betty Turner McKee passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 after an extended illness at her home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Lakewood South Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment at Lakewood South Memorial Park.

She is a retired educator and a lifelong Advocate for the Education and Advancement of all Children. Betty was a very talented seamstress, gardener, cook and self taught floral designer. She was a stranger to no one and a friend to all. Betty will be missed.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Earl Turner, Sr. and Minnie Davis Turner; brothers, Earl Turner, Jr., Robert Turner and Davis Turner; sister’s, Madge Turner and Anna Turner Evans.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Marcel McKee, of Gulfport, MS;one son, Lawrence (Larry) Tierce of Tupelo, MS; one daughter, Beverly Simmons (Don) of Waynesville, NC; step-daughter, Dr. Marsha Woffard (Jim) of Clemmons, NC; step-daughter, Beth Perez (Juan) of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Carrie Satterfield (Max), Candice Pitts (Tom), Cassie Tierce, Brooke Freeman, Taylor Freeman, Brian Simmons, Patrick Simmons, Clair Woffard, Madelyn Woffard and Luke Woffard; great-grandchildren,Cain Sudduth, Rio Hardin Smith (Lonnie), Natalie Freeman,Wyatt Freeman, Mason Wheeler, Kohlbe Lewison, J.C. Smithey, Jude Tierce; Brian Simmons, Jr.,Tyson G. Freeman; great-great grandchildren, Korben Hardin and Calyn Smith, Virginia Rose Pitts.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Betty Turner McKee

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