Mrs. Mary Parker Jordan Burkette, 90, passed away, November 20, 2011, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Maryland.
Mary was a long time resident of Ahoskie, North Carolina. She was born August 11, 1921, in Bertie County to Johnnie Martha Bell and Jesse Claude Jordan, and lived most of her adult life in Hertford County where she and her husband owned and operated Reliable Plumbing Service. She was known for her exceptional sewing ability and often shared her talent by altering or sewing clothing for friends and family.
Mrs. Burkette was preceded in death by her husband, of 55 years, Walter Daniel Burkette, three sisters Johnnie Rayfield, Irene Barnes and Carrie Coburn and three brothers, Jessie (Buddy), Jerry, and Bertrum (QT) Jordan She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Pat Worley Burkette of Shepherdstown, WV.
The family will recieve friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Saturday, November 26th, from 10:30 until 11:15, followed by a graveside celebration of life service at 11:30 in Highland Memorial Gardens.
Our thoughts and prayers are with David and Patty during this difficult time.
AUNT MARY….. SO SAD WHEN YOU MOVED AWAY. I MISSED YOU AND MOMMA DID TO. NOW YOU KNOW MOMMA HAD A STROKE THANKSGIVING DAY LAST YEAR AND WE LOST HER. SHE WAS LAID TO REST 2 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. NOW YOU TWO CAN HANG OUT AGAIN. SHE CAN TALK AND YOU CAN TRY TO. LOL. WE ALL LOVED YOU SO MUCH. YOU WERE ONE OF THE SWEETEST PPEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN.GOD BLESS..
David and Patty:
My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this week. Aunt Mary was such a special person and she is one of the favorite memories of my growing-up years, along with Uncle Dan. I will always treasure the time I got to spend with her and the great visits we had. I will always remember her with great love and affection. Much love to you, and please keep in touch!