Mary Lou Burnett
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Mary Lou Burnett
Fayetteville—Mary Lou Burnett, 92 of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Mary Lou was born in an unknown Midwest state, then moved to an Oklahoma orphanage where she grew up helping with the babies. A chance meeting an Army family, carried her to Camp Stoneman, California, next to Pittsburg where she met the man that would become her husband less than a year later in June 1949. She was a U.S. Army Housewife and their children were born in California, Georgia, France and Okinawa. She loved children and worked faithfully with the First Baptist Church of Hornell, NY and with Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville. She learned gardening from her mother-in-law where she became quite the green thumb and loved gardening until age took the hoe away.
Private Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2010 at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of 72 years, Robert S. Burnett, Sr.; daughters, Aleta Karen Fulcher of Hampton, GA; Susan K. Siemsen and husband Gary of Mooresburg, TN; sons, Robert S. Burnett, Jr. and wife Dawn of Summerville, SC; Bruce A. Burnett and wife Carrie of Everett, WA; sister, Claire Binder of London, TN and brother, Ben Post of Ft. Smith, AR; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, John Wayne Fulcher.
Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301.
Online condolences may be made at www.jerniganwarren.com



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Published in Fayetteville Observer from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2020.
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I did not know Mary, nor ever met her. However, I was moved with great compassion while reading her life story as an orphan. Throughout that process, God was working out His plan, and eventually connected she and Robert's hearts in holy matrimony for more than 72 years. From that union, they provided a stable Christian home for their 4 lovely children, and eventually had 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. That is absolutely commendable!

Based on the genuine love that she exhibited in caring for many babies early in life, her children, grandchildren, great grands, husband, and church families, it is my belief that she was in right standing with God. It will not be long before our loving Savior appears in the clouds of heaven to take His children home, and when I get there, I will look for Mary Burnett.

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