Celebrating the life of

Myra Turner Buskirk

November 24, 1945 - March 29, 2021

Myra Turner Buskirk

Myra Turner Buskirk, 75, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at Candler Hospital.

Myra worked for SunTrust Bank for many years reaching the position of Branch Manager. She retired from SunTrust to pursue a new career, a career in the medical field. She attended Armstrong College graduating with a BS in Nursing and began her new career at Candler Hospital in 1985. In 1991 she was recruited to oversee a new high dose chemotherapy clinic called Response Oncology/Impact Center. The next 10 years were the most challenging, yet the most rewarding of her career. She was finally the BOSS. A genuinely caring professional, she saved many lives through her dedication to her patients. In 2001 she returned to practice at Summit Cancer Care. Her career would take yet another turn when she decided to return school and obtain a masters degree in Nursing from Armstrong/Georgia Southern. She became a Nurse Practitioner in 2003 working for Summit Cancer Care before retiring in April 2017. Myra has always  had dogs which shows her loving nature. She leaves behind Lacy , a miniature schnauzer and a two year old fluff ball Golden Doodle named Jazzy. Myra and Jazzy were inseparable.       

She was preceded in death by her father, Therrell Turner and mother, Wauweese NeSmith Turner, and her niece, Jamie Coleman.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Barry Buskirk, Sr.; son, Ashton B. Folsom; step-son, Barry Buskirk; sister, Lisa Milburn (Mike); nephew, Matthew Coleman, and special friend, Joan Strozier.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.




Ron, I am so sorry to here of Myra's passing. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to call upon me.

- Lynda Murphy, Black Creek, GA

Ashton and family. I am so very sorry to hear about Myra’s passing . I really enjoyed working with her over the years at Summit Cancer Care, she was always very kind to me. She will be missed I am praying your strength through this very delicate time God bless

- Lisa McNair, Savannah , Georgia

I worked with Myra at Summit Cancer Care for a long time. She was a very fine lady. She will be missed.

- Toni Woodson, SAVANNAH, GA

Ron and Ashton, I am so sorry to hear of Myra's passing. I worked with her a number of years at Summit. I had the utmost respect for her and the care she gave the patients. She always treated me with respect and made me feel I was making a valuable contribution. I considered her a friend and we had some good deep conversations and a lot of laughs. I know you will miss her deeply. The world has lost one of it's bright lights. My deepest condolences.

- Shielda Harvey, Statesboro, GA

Ronny, So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Prayers, brother.

- Hal Rosser, Grovetown, Ga

I am very sorry to hear that Myra passed away. I always enjoyed talking to her. She was very smart and had a great sense of humor. Her various career paths add up to a major accomplishment; the world is a better place because she was here. May the good Lord comfort you. David

- David Coleman , Savannah , GA

So sorry to hear about Myra. I worked with Myra at Summit Cancer care years ago. She was a sweet lady.

- Melenda McCumber Henninge, Savannah, Ga

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Myra’s passing. She was my best friend from the 7th grade through high school. We had so much fun together and got in lots of trouble together. Although we had lost touch over the years I will always cherish our friendship.

- Cathie Phillips, Lilburn, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel