Clara Belle Tillery Burkette

February 1, 2009


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.

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Donna Tritt
14 years ago

Dear Grandma

I sure do miss you. 115 is so empty without you. At the same time though, I am so excited for you too. Oh, what fun you must be having sitting at the foot of our Lord; visiting with your children who went before you. Don’t forget to tell daddy that I said “hello”

My thoughts are with you and I absolutely will see you again.

Goodbye Grandma

I love you.

Jo and William Haywood
14 years ago

To all the family of a lady I met and learned to love. We wish to extend our love and prayers to all of you. She was a special lady whom God choose to be your mother and gave her 97 years to share with you. may the memories of her and the grace of God be with you in the days to come. God bless you all.


Jo and Haywood

Vera Drew
14 years ago

Our hearts ache for your family.

“Miss Clara” was a cherished childhood friend of our mother, Lena Bryant of Aulander. We enjoyed the many visits Miss Clara made to our mother’s home especially during the time our mother was ill. It was a delight for our mother’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren to witness her long lasting relationship with a childhood friend.

We rejoice though in the thought that the two of them are now sharing laughter and tears together again in Heaven.

Please let us know if we can do anything for your family.

Vera Drew

P. O. Box One

Aulander, NC 27805


Emily Rawls

774 NC Hwy. 35

Woodland, NC 27897

Joyce J. Ramsey
14 years ago

In Life, Jesus holds our hand and walks with us throughout our journey of faith,

In death, He lifts us up into His very presence so that we can walk with Him forever, face to face.

Give God all praise and honor, thank Him for the life of Clara Belle Tillery Burkett.

Our prayers are with you always.

Sincerely yours,

Hampton Woods 11-7 Shift

Donald Shores
14 years ago

Dear Camelia, I am very sorry about the passing of your dear mother. I know how you felt because I lost mine too and also my dad too. Camelia was my next door neighbor for many years before they moved away. Tell your family hello for me and I am still living at the same place where my parents did lived. I will remember you all in my prayers.

Donald Shores