Submitted by: Janice Etheridge Conway

Published in the Mobile Register from 3/25/2004 - 3/26/2004


Jessie Etheridge Turk " Mama Turk" --age 104 , passed away on March 24, 2004 in Mobile , Alabama , her home for 45 years. Mrs Turk was a native of Uriah, al., and was born on January 23,1900. She was the daughter of Joseph Cas and Emma Etheridge, who preceded her. She is also preceded in death by her husband Caleb L. Turk, a son Mabry Turk, granddaughter, Amanda Ellis Henderson, and her father, Townsend Ellis. Mrs. Turk was an inspiration and blessing to everyone she met. Mama Turk was a wonde4rful cook and always enjoyed company in her home. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was loved by her large family and many friends. She is survived by two sons, Charles L. Turk, Uriah , Al. an Billy D. Turk and wife , Mary Ann, Panama City. Fl.; eight daughters , Sarah Senterfitt, DeFuniak Springs, Fl. , Catherine Louise Holt, Mobile, Ala. irene Massingill, Chickasaw, Al. Doris McGahagen and husband , John, Hawkensville, Ga., Louquin Earl-Hendrix, Carriere, Ms., Rebecca Chavers and husband, William, Mobile, Al. JoAnn Cooke, Atlanta, Ga., and Rose Marie Ellis-Mulanax, Mobile, Al., twenty seven grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren , eleven great, great grandchildren; a sister0-in-law, Pat Etheridge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Turk was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Mobile and the Order of Eastern Star. The family will receive friends at Radney Funeral Home-Dauphin St., on Friday, march 26, 2004 from 5:00 p. m. untill 9:00 p.m. . Funeral Services will be held on Saturday , March 27, 2004 at 10:00 A.m. from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 12:00 noon at Poplar Springs Church Childrens' Shriner Hospital. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home 3155 Dauphine Street, Mobile, Ala. 36606