Mrs. Nell Hill Sumner, 89, of Sylvester, died on Monday, December 9, 2019 at her residence.
The funeral service was held at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel, interment followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The Rev. Fred White and Rev. Gordon Poole officiated.
Mrs. Sumner was born on July 29, 1930 in Turner County, to the late Ernest and Mabel Shivers Hill. She had lived in Worth County all of her life and was a retired teacher. Mrs. Sumner’s teaching career began in 1951. She became a teacher with the Worth County Board of Education and was also in charge of the Special Education Department. Mrs. Sumner received her Master’s Degree from Valdosta State University and would later retire in 2001. She attended the New Life Tabernacle Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and painting but most importantly spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include her children, Johnny Sumner (Debbie) of Sylvester, Tommy Sumner (Wanda) of Sylvester , Chris Sumner (Sheila) of Early County; grandchildren, John Sumner, Shawn Sumner, Ben Sumner (Emile), Leah Sumner, Cole Sumner (Amanda), Christopher Sumner (Caitlin), Catherine Sirmans (Kyle), Chandler Sumner (Brenna); great grandchildren, Kate Sumner, Liv Sumner, Chapel Sumner and a sister, Joan Bishop.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sumner was preceded in death by her husband, John Edwin Sumner, Sr.; sons, Al Sumner, Ted Sumner; siblings, Billy W. Hill and Jacqueline Bridges.
For those desiring donations may be made to the Margaret Jones Library: 205 E. Pope Street Sylvester, GA. 31791 or to the Alzheimer’s Association: 315 2nd Street W, Tifton, GA. 31794.
Please sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com. Banks Funeral in Sylvester was in charge of arrangements.