WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- Hundreds bid farewell to stand out lawmaker and West Point Native Senator Bennie Turner.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann were among a number of state officials who joined the many friends and members of the family for a memorial service in West Point Monday morning.
Senator Turner passed away Tuesday, November 27 after suffering from a brain tumor.
He was 64-years-old.
The man who shared a desk with Senator Turner-Senator Hob Bryan is among those who spoke before a huge crowd at the Third Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
Senator Turner was known for his devotion his family, church, his law practice and the Mississippi Senate.