Sammy Elaine Adams Burnette, 77 of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 surrounded by her children. She was born on March 24, 1938 in Bedford, VA, a daughter to the late Merit C. and Mary Adams. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Susan â€œSusieâ€ vanWijk, and grandson, Cameron Kyle Burnette. Sammy was a retired elementary school teacher in Bedford County for more than 20 years. Her love for teaching was recognized by many and she will always be remembered for her many talents in the world of education. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church where she played the piano. She had a love for education, music and her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Sammy was survived by her son, Malcolm â€œMackâ€ Burnette and wife, Tammy of Goodview; her son, Monty Burnette and wife, Jo Ellen of Evington; her grandson Matthew Burnette; granddaughter, Devon Burnette; her brother Wilber Adams and wife, Margaret; her brother DeWynn Adams and wife, Wanda; her brother Canie Adams and wife, Nancy; special friend Prestie Roach as well as other family and friends. The family would like to thank Centra Bedford Hospice and Noahâ€™s Landing for their love, compassion and wonderful care. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at The Old Mill Farm, 3705 Chestnut Fork Rd., Bedford, VA with Pastor Bryan Sheehan officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and continue with the celebration of Sammyâ€™s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributing to Centra Bedford Hospice, P. O. Box 688, Bedford, VA 24523 or Noahâ€™s Landing, 101 W. Otter Ridge Dr., Goode, VA 24556. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2015