Rev. Jerry Turner Lott, 74, of Candler County and husband of Shirley Collins Lott, went home to be with the Lord after spending his life loving Jesus and his family. He passed away on August 10, 2018, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.
Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Born in Metter on April 15, 1944, he was a son of Gladys Turner Lott and Johnnie James Lott. Mr. Lott was a graduate of Metter High School, class of 1962, and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Andrew College, Cum Laude from LaGrange College, and was a graduate of Emory University School of Theology.
Jerry ministered 34 years in the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church, serving many churches including Hiltonia, Soperton, Lyons, Darien, and Hazlehurst. After retirement, he served as Pastor Emeritus of Metter United Methodist Church as well as frequently attending Cobbtown United Methodist Church.
Over the course of his life, he enjoyed being an avid outdoorsman and camper as well as a Georgia Southern football fan. Jerry was also a former GHSA football referee and was a member of the Metter Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Turner and Johnnie James Lott and his brothers, Bobby Lott and Richard Lott. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Shirley Collins Lott of Candler County; his children, Angela Carlson of Jacksonville, Fla., Johnnie Lott of Candler County, and David Lott (Laura) of Candler County; grandchildren Annabelle Carlson, Rosalyn, Turner, and Declan Lott; sister Carolyn King (John) of Marietta, S.C.; brother James Lott (Marie) of Greenville, S.C.; sister-in-law Juanita Lott; special niece Penny Lott; special nephew Joey Lott; and other nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday, August 13, 2018, at Metter United Methodist Church. Interment was in Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robbie King, Joey Lott, Dan Henderson, David Swain, Rickey Allen, and Nig Powell. Honorary pallbearers were the Sunshine Sunday school class of Metter United Methodist Church, Metter Lions Club, United Methodist
ministers, and the Metter High School Class of 1962.
Remembrances may be made to Metter United Methodist Church, 30 West Lillian Street, Metter, Georgia 30439 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Georgia 30459. Guestbook: www.kennedyfuneralhomechapels.com
. Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.