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.