Edna Singletary Burnette

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Edna Singletary Burnette, formerly of Rocky Mount, NC died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Springmoor Retirement Community, Raleigh, NC at the age of 87.
Edna was born March 24, 1927 to Rafael and Mollie Singletary of Elizabethtown, NC. She married the love of her life, John Paul "Pete" Burnette in 1948 and they were married 63 years prior to his death in 2011.
Edna is survived by her two sons, John Paul Burnette III and wife Pam of Corpus Christi Texas and George Andrew "Andy" Burnette and wife Diane of Raleigh NC. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Christopher Brian Burnette of Corpus Christi TX, Elizabeth Blair Burnette and Thomas Andrew Burnette, both of Raleigh. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Casey Mark and Kevin James Burnette of Corpus Christi TX and one brother, Talmadge Singletary of Elizabethtown NC.
Edna was the embodiment of a true Southern lady. She and Pete raised their family in Rocky Mount NC where she was an active and vital member of the community.
She lived each day with grace and elegance. She found her strength in her faith and was an active member of First United Methodist Church. Fondly remembered are the beautiful ornaments that she handmade and were proudly displayed in the sanctuary during the Christmas season.
She enjoyed bridge, sewing, her book clubs and spending time with her close friends. And for those most fortunate to know, Edna she was an awesome cook.
She will be greatly missed by her family and will be forever in our hearts.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Seay Wing of Springmoor Retirement Center for their care and dedication.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30pm Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Wednesday evening at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Center, Raleigh NC 27607.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on July 15, 2014
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