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Weaverville - Thomas Stephen Burnette, 63, of Weaverville went to rejoice with the Lord on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Steve was born July 2, 1949, in Buncombe County. He was a member and dedicated deacon of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Virginia Wilson Burnette; sister, Judy Warren; and his father-in-law, Parris Lunsford.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Cynthia Lunsford Burnette; daughter, Tena Gentry and husband David; grandchildren, Stephanie Vernon, Alicia Gentry, Dave Gentry, and Bradley Gentry; brothers, D.L. Burnette and wife Harriet, and Jerry L. Burnette and wife Janet; three great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Evelyn Lunsford; sister-in-law, Connie Sewell of Atlanta, Ga., as well as many nieces and nephews.
His Celebration service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Mt. Sheba Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Flowers should be delivered to the church on Thursday.
West Funeral Home is assisting the family.
West Funeral Home
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 12, 2013