Mother Doris “Mama” Tolbert was born on August 4th, 1929 in Madison, Georgia she was the 10th of 11 children born to Riley and Florene Turner.
She made her transition to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Samaritan Hospice Center.
She was educated in the Morgan County School District. She worked as a presser for many years at South River Waist and Dress. After her retirement she started working at the Meadow View Nursing Home. She was a devoted and faithful servant of Mt Ararat Missionary Baptist Church where “Mama” held various positions in the church.
“Mama” was predeceased in death by her parents Riley and Florene Turner; brothers, Cleveland and Glover Turner, sisters, Lurine Turner, Ruby Armour, Ethelene King, Lois Turner-Perriman, Hattie Mae Booker, El Marie Wilson and Laura Bell Mathis.
“Mama” leaves to cherish her memory; 2 daughters; Patricia (Rudolph) Sanders of East Windsor, NJ; Janice Mason of Burlington, NJ; 3 grandchildren Stephanie (Wayne) Scott of Burlington, NJ; Kameesha (Jasper) Saunders of Burlington, NJ; and Jayson Bryant of Mountain View, CA; five great-grandchildren; Dayne Turner, Deanna Scott, Jazmir Miller, Zoe Saunders and Addison Bryant. A sister Lucy Griffin of Chicago, IL and a Goddaughter Brenda Smith along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be 10am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church 20 N. State Home Rd. Jamesburg, NJ 08831. Calling hours will be 8am until time of service at the church. Interment Oaklawn Memorial Park, Monmouth Jct., NJ. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.