Family announces funeral plans for Secoriea Turner

ATLANTA — The family of an 8-year-old killed across the street near the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks died has announced plans for her funeral.

Secoriea Turner was shot and killed July 4th while riding in a car with her mother and a friend. Police said a group of armed men stopped the car at a makeshift barrier on University Ave. and opened fire, hitting Turner.

A public viewing will be held on July 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Murray Brothers Funeral Home in southwest Atlanta.


“The family encourages the general public to pay their respects during the public viewing on Tuesday, July 14,” a family spokesperson said.

Due to COVID-19, a private, invitation-only service will be held July 15 at the New Calvary Missionary Church.

The services will be streamed at

Atlanta movie mogul Tyler Perry announced earlier this week that he plans to pay for Turner’s funeral.

The family also announced Friday that they have attained attorneys Mawuli Davis and Harold Spence of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm to represent them.

Davis Bozeman Law Firm will be joined by Attorneys Shean Williams and Sam Starks of the Cochran Firm in Atlanta.

 “We have assembled a legal team to represent this family in its time of need and will investigate the circumstances surrounding Secoriea’s death,” Robert Bozman, the Managing Partner of Daivs Bozeman Law said. “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and support.”