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Theresa Marie (Matthews) Poe

October 7, 1962 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 57)


Theresa Marie (Matthews) Poe

October 7, 1962 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 57)

Theresa Marie Turner-Poe was born Theresa Marie Matthews to John and Audrey Matthews on October 7, 1962 in Los Angeles CA. She departed her earthly life on Sunday August 9, 2020.

Her memorial service was held on Saturday August 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Jerome Boyd Chapel @ Dixie FH in Bolivar, Tn with Mrs. Stephanie Turner Smith in charge and Dixie Funeral Home ( was in charge of the professional service

Theresa and her family moved to Tennessee in 1982. Soon afterwards, she met the father of her children, Larry Dewayne Turner and they married in June 1986. Together, they had four children, Katrina, Antwon, Deon, and Karita. Theresa is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Deon Edward.

Theresa attended Whiteville Vocational School and she earned a CAN certification. She worked numerous jobs as a CAN, worked  restaurant management, and as a correctional officer. She was a loving mother and friend to many. She was often cited as being the “coolest Mom” because she treated all kids as if they were her own.

Although Larry an Theresa divorced many years ago, they always maintained a close bond and personal friendship. She leaves to cherish her memory 3 sisters: Venita (Robert) Matthews, Monica and Yvette Merriweather, 3 children, Antwon Dewayne (Lele) Turner, Karita (Danielle) Turner and Katrina Williams, 2 step children: Lavanta Ledlow and Passion Turner, 12 grand children, 1 great grand child and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends to that loved her dearly.

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Memorial Service
August 15, 2020

12:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

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