Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Pine Crest Baptist Church for Doris "Dot" Burkett, age 70, of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams and Dr. David Meacham will officiate. Interment will follow in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Burkett passed away Friday, July 4, 2014.
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Mrs. Dot was born in Bibb County but had spent most of her life in Hall County. She was the daughter of the late A.C. Bell and Doris Bryan Bell. Mrs. Dot spent her life loving, serving and caring about others. With a humbled servant's heart and a tireless, selfless attitude, her life was a testimony to those who knew her. She carried with her a strength and a joy that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus. Mrs. Dot brought out the best in every person she interacted with, always making them feel special and loved.
"Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." Proverbs 31: 28-29.
Survivors include husband, Johnny Burkett, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-Law, Jay and Nicole Burkett, Cleveland; son, Brent Burkett, Gainesville; daughter, Dr. Laurie Burkett, Cleveland; sisters, Marion Hatcher, Augusta, Ga., Irene Hardy, Beaver Creek, Ohio; grandchildren, Jon Burkett, Nix Burkett, Zoe Burkett, Aslyn Burkett and Bree Burkett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Crest WMU, 2520 Mountain View Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, or Avita Parkway Site, C/O Terri Reed, 3509 Mabry Road, Gainesville, GA 30504.
Online condolences may be made at wardsfh.com. Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main St. SW, Gainesville, in charge of arrangements.
Ward's Funeral Home
758 Main Street SW Gainesville, GA 30501
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on July 5, 2014