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Jerald Bryson Burnette Obituary


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“When I was 16, I lived with Jay, Crystal and Crystie for one year in Lexington. It was the best time in the US ever. I will always remember this...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Wagner - Niegripp

“Dear Crys, Crystie, Lisa, Tonya, and families, You all have been our thoughts and prayers these past few days but especially today. Jay will be...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Udell and Shelley - Helena, MT

“Crystal, Tonya, Lisa, Christie We're really sorry about losing Jerald. We have a lot of memories from the years since Brian and Tonya became a...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Charles & Peggy Richards - SC

“Crystal I am so sorry that Jay is gone. I send you the warmest wishes and I hope your heart heals quickly. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kadee Knapp - Helena, MT

“We are so sorry for your loss Aunt Crystal. You and your family will be in our prayers. Chris, Traci, Taylor and Lauren Shealey ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Chris & Traci Shealey - Cumming, GA

“When I think of Uncle J.B., I always think of him with a smile on his face, a light in his eyes, and a toothpick sticking out of the corner of his...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis Grooms - Medford, OR

“So sorry for you guys, thankfully you enjoyed many great years with uncle JB. He enjoyed life for so many years and was such a good man. Now, may his...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Kim HUghes - Ooltewah, TN

“Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this time. Uncle JB has just relocated to Heaven and what a day it will be when we all are able to...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Glenda Grooms Moyer & Family - OK

“Dear Crystal and Family We are so sorry to hear of Jays' passing. We pray that God will comfort each and everyone of you during this very difficult...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bill &Tootie Cassingham - WA

“When I was 16, I lived with Jay & Crystal for a summer. I learned a lot about goats and county fairs. I'll never forget Jay bringing the goats into...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Rene Van Meter - Boulder, CO

“Uncle J.B. will be greatly missed..He was a wonderful and fun Uncle..I will never forget him. All of our love and prayers to his family during this...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: gail jubie - Creswell, OR

“To the Burnette Family, May God comfort you during this fifficult time. Former class mate of J.B. at Candler High School ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Emogene Shook Sherlin - Asheville, NC

“Uncle J.B will be missed very much! I have wonderful childhood memories with him. My prayers and thoughts are with his entire family. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Denise Grooms Dougherty - OK


Jerald Bryson Burnette, age 76, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC. A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Carl Thomas and Nancy Chambers Burnette. He was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Burnette and a sister, Geraldine Grooms. He retired from Eagle Aviation in Columbia in 1996 as an aviation mechanic and inspector. He was a member of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington. He proudly served his country as a medic in the United States Army from 1954 – 1956. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon in 1974. He and his family permanently moved to South Carolina in 1983. Jerald loved traveling the United States with Crystal. While traveling, he enjoyed collecting and studying indigenous rocks. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Crystal Burnette;three daughters, Tonya Richards and husband, Brian, of Lancaster, SC, Crystie Burnette of Lancaster, SC, and Lisa Burnette of NJ; a son, Emery Burnette, of NC; two sisters, Clara Lou Grant of NC and Christine Smith and husband, Cecil, of NC; two brothers, Ernest Burnette and wife, Mary Jo, of TN and Elwood Burnette and his wife, Arbutus, of NC; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Michael Gunter officiating and Larry Crawford giving the eulogy. Burial will follow at New Cruso Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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