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Evelyn Lewis Burnette
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1921
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 2008
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA

Evelyn Lewis Burnette

July 21, 1921 - July 9, 2008

Evelyn Lewis Burnette, born July 21, 1921, died July 9, 2008 after declining strength & health at Palliative Care & Hospice of Catawba Co., in Newton, N. C.

Evelyn was a gift from the Lord to William Stover Lewis & Bertha Seagle Lewis. Her mother died when Evelyn was only 2 years of age. Her father left this earth when she was 12. Now Evelyn will be able to finally see her mother for the first time.

Ms. Evelyn, the baby of the family, was fortunate enough to have several brothers & sisters, who took on the task of raising one another. She had two brothers, Raymond Lewis & Bud Lewis that preceded her in death. She had 6 sisters who also preceded her in death, Cora Dale, Lucille Lewis, Jenny Smith, Gladys Hare, Pearl Wynn & Kathryn Sudano. She also had one step-sister, Ruth Reinhardt & step-mother, Eva Lewis that preceded her in death.

She leaves behind her family of one son, Jerry Burnette & wife, Leigh Burnette; one daughter, Tonya Bowman & husband, Norman Bowman; one granddaughter, Kim Craig & husband, Travis Craig; two great-grandchildren, Alex & Cassie Craig. She has one remaining sister, Velsie Lewis Seagle, 97 years young, now living in Morganton, NC. She had many cousins, nephews & nieces that are also dear to her heart along with one sister-in-law, Dare Houck.

Ms. Evelyn leaves behind two nieces who were more like sisters, Myrtle Carswell Buchanan of Lenoir & Alene Seagle Mayfield of Morganton; one honorary daughter, Virginia Brittain of Black Mountain & two very dear friends, Vera Elliott & James Long both of Marion.

Ms. Evelyn was very active during her 86 years of life.

She was married to Nathan Burnette for 64 years, separated by death for 5 years, now reunited to live together throughout eternity in Heaven.

Husband: Nathan "Nath" Burnette

Evelyn was active in her Church work & a long standing member of Yancey Street Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was happy to be a part of the Seniors in Christ of Yancey Street Baptist Church, Sisters in Christ Club meetings as well as the Marionette Red Hat Society. She was also active in the American Legion Post #56 in Marion.

Ms. Evelyn was very fond of visiting with her friends at the McDowell County Senior Center. She made many friends there and cherished each and every one of them. The staff at the center as well as her new friends were most instrumental in her return to her new life after the loss of her husband. Ms. Evelyn moved into Blue Ridge Terrace Apartments and again made some unforgettable friendships. She loved the residents there, the activities there and didn't want to miss a thing.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Evelyn Lewis Burnette at Westmoreland Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the celebration.

Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Yancey Street Baptist Church, Building Fund, 253 Railroad Drive, Nebo, N. C. 28671 or Palliative Care & Hospice of Catawba County, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N. C. 28658.

Family links: 
  Albert Nathan Burnette (1920 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Autumn
Record added: Jul 10, 2008
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Evelyn <i>Lewis</i> Burnette
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