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Elizabeth Mae Secrist

September 21, 1936December 31, 2020
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Elizabeth Mae Secrist, age 84, of Germantown, Tennessee, passed away December 31, 2020. She was born September 21, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio to Mary Louise Greer Turner and Charles Turner.

A military wife for 26 years, she received a Chief of Chaplains, USAF Testimonial of Service Award and Tennessee PTA Life Achievement Award. She was a girl scout leader and president/active member of the high school band boosters. She was retired from Shelby County Schools, where she worked at Kirby and Houston High Schools. She was a member of Central Church, Collierville, Tennessee and had lived in Taiwan working with active missionaries. She greatly enjoyed traveling with her husband and visiting with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Carl Turner, Lloyd Turner, and Diana Braden.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jerry L. Secrist, I; children, Pamela Charters (Richard), Laura Hawk, Valerie Harris (Mike), Jerry Secrist, II (Dawn), and Mary E. McCollum (Brad); eleven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, who all love her very much. She is also survived by her sister, Dolores Daugherty.

At the family's request, in-person services will be reserved for family only. Livestream funeral services may be viewed via DignityMemorial.com on Friday, January 8 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Central Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Louise Greer Turner and Charles Turner, Parents (deceased)
  • Carl Turner, Sibling (deceased)
  • Lloyd Turner, Sibling (deceased)
  • Diana Braden, Sibling (deceased)
  • Jerry L. Secrist, I, Husband of 67 years
  • Pamela Charters (Richard), Child
  • Laura Hawk, Child
  • Valerie Harris (Mike), Child
  • Jerry Secrist, II (Dawn), Child
  • Mary E. McCollum (Brad), Child
  • Dolores Daugherty, Sister
  • She also leaves eleven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Church
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Livestream Funeral Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Friday, January 22, 2021

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Polly Ratliff

January 4, 2021

Jerry I’m so saddened to here of Elizabeth’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I always looked forward to seeing and visiting with her at all our luncheons. She will truly be missed by us all! Sending prayers to you and family🙏🙏 RIP Elizabeth

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Biography

Elizabeth Mae Secrist, age 84, of Germantown, Tennessee, passed away December 31, 2020. She was born September 21, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio to Mary Louise Greer Turner and Charles Turner.

A military wife for 26 years, she received a Chief of Chaplains, USAF Testimonial of Service Award and Tennessee PTA Life Achievement Award. She was a girl scout leader and president/active member of the high school band boosters. She was retired from Shelby County Schools, where she worked at Kirby and Houston High Schools. She was a member of Central Church, Collierville, Tennessee and had lived in Taiwan working with active missionaries. She greatly enjoyed traveling with her husband and visiting with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Carl Turner, Lloyd Turner, and Diana Braden.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jerry L. Secrist, I; children, Pamela Charters (Richard), Laura Hawk, Valerie Harris (Mike), Jerry Secrist, II (Dawn), and Mary E. McCollum (Brad); eleven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, who all love her very much. She is also survived by her sister, Dolores Daugherty.

At the family's request, in-person services will be reserved for family only. Livestream funeral services may be viewed via DignityMemorial.com on Friday, January 8 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Central Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.