Christine Penny (Pratt) Burnette

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Christine Pratt Penny Burnette of Laurinburg passed to her Heavenly home at the age of 76 on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the East Laurinburg Church of God with burial following at Scotland Cemetery. The Rev. Jeffery McGirt will officiate the services.
Christine was born May 7, 1936, in Hartsville, S.C., a daughter of the late George W. and Alma McLean Pratt.
She was the beloved wife to the late Roy Penny, and her second husband, the late Eugene "Gene" Burnette.
She retired from Abbott Laboratories after many years of service.
Christine was a faithful, longtime and active member of the East Laurinburg Church of God. She served in the Women's Ministry and always tried to help in the church where needed, especially cooking her collards.
She also enjoyed traveling and being with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Frank Pratt and George D. Pratt; and a sister, Norma Reames.
Christine is survived by a daughter, Janet G. Scott of Laurinburg; sisters, Beatrice Killingworth of Mullins, S.C., Vickie Ward of Shallotte, Lillie Coward of Latta, S.C., and Margaret Strickland of Waldorf, Md.; grandchildren, Heather Lynn Scott and Ashley Brooks Scott, both of Laurinburg; several nieces and nephews; her special friends, Peggy Hulon Strickland, Judy Wallace, and Shirley Williams all of Laurinburg, Junior Lowery of Rowland and her church family.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at East Laurinburg Church of God.
Christine requested memorial donations be made in her memory to East Laurinburg Church of God, P.O. Box 1954, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
Arrangements by Richard Boles Funeral Service, Laurinburg.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Jan. 4, 2013