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Maurice Earl "Fal" Burnette

November 6, 1926 - November 24, 2020

MURFREESBORO, NC – Maurice “Fal” Earl Burnette, age 94, of Forest Circle, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Burnette was born on November 6, 1926 to John Ward Burnette and Rebecca Gupton Burnette in Battleboro, NC. “Fal” was a dedicated member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church. He worked as a supervisor for Maola and then Revelle Agri Products. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. “Fal” enjoyed spending time in his yard mowing, watching sports, and was an avid Carolina Tarheel fan. His great love was Lake Gaston, he loved spending time with his family there and taking boat rides around the lake. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, “Fal” was preceded in death by his loving wife, Agnes “Butch” Bell Burnette, six brothers, and one sister.

Left to cherish “Fal’s” memory are two sons, Stephen Burnette and his wife Joyce of Henrico, NC, and Craig Burnette of Clearwater, FL; grandson, Joshua Burnette and wife Layla of Zebulon, NC; granddaughter, Lisa Burnette Norris and husband Daryl of Elizabeth City, NC; step-granddaughter, Angela Hale and husband Howard of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two great-granddaughters, Kayla Norris, and Kallie Norris; two great-grandsons, Cohen Burnette, and Dylan Warren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside memorial service on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Pineview Cemetery, 761 E Raleigh Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 with Rev. Lane Bass officiating.

The family will schedule a celebration of life memorial service at Murfreesboro Baptist Church at a later date. We will update once arrangements are made.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Burnette family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Pineview Cemetery

761 East Raleigh Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803

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