Clara Belle Tillery Burkett age 97 of Conway died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Hampton Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson,NC. She was born September 21, 1911 to the late Samuel Tillery and Susan Ann Parker Tillery. She was the wife of the late Joseph Linwood Burkett.
Mrs. Burkett was a homemaker, a loving Mother and Grandmother, a member of Ashley‚??s Grove Baptist Church and a member of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. According to her family she never met a stranger and was loved by all whom she met.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Ashley Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hall-Rogerson Cemetery. Rev. David Ross will officiate.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Merle Eileen Johnson and her husband William of Asheville, Susan Evans of Conway, Beverly Hedspeth and her husband Mack of Roanoke Rapids, Camelia Brown and her husband James Earl of Kernersville and Sandra Marshall and her husband Charles of Portsmouth,VA; sons, Joseph Clayton Burkett and his wife Malyun of Colorado Springs, CO, Linwood Dale Burkett and his wife Liz of Colerain and Jimmy Lane Burkett and his wife Rebecca of Roanoke Rapids, a sister Bessie Burkett of Aulander, 23 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett Funeral Home, 205 NC HWY. 42 West, Ahoskie,NC 27910.
The family would like to thank Hampton Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center for all the loving care given to their mother.