Christina Marie Ballard Turner, 38, of Jesup, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her residence in Jesup.

Born in Ft. Knox, KY October 18, 1980, she had lived in Blackshear for the last three years prior to moving back to Jesup. 

She worked for the Georgia Port Authority. She loved her children and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, watching car races. She was just a country girl who loved life. 

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Turner, Blackshear; two sons, Thomas Jernigan, Jesup and Joshua Dean, Brunswick; a step-daughter, Britany Turner, Blackshear; two step-sons, Dustin Turner and Richard (Taylor) Turner, all of Blackshear; her parents, Russell and Mary Meyer Ballard, Jesup; two sisters, Kimberly Ann Greene and Melissa Gail Ballard, both of Jesup; her brother, Russell Paul (Amy) Ballard II, Elizabethtown, KY; her mother-in-law, Janice Turner, Blackshear  and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will take place from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel. 

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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