Maurice “Fal” Earl Burnette

November 6, 1926 - November 24, 2020

11/06/1926 - 11/24/2020

Past Services

Tuesday December 15, 2020
11:00 am
Pineview Cemetery
761 East Raleigh Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803

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

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Harry Vann (Peacham, VT)
3 years ago

Steve, Joyce, Craig, and other family members, I am so sorry to just see online that by good buddy and second dad “ME Fal” has passed away. We spent so many hours talking and and laughing in our grocery store during the milk days. He was always kidding me about the girls and giving me advice on what to do, particularly in high school. He used to tell me when we were much younger when he caught me not being safe on my bicycle and running stop signs and intersections without looking. He was instrumental in getting the license plate of the thieves’s car at our store one Saturday afternoon when my father was chasing the car down the street. The SHP caught them in Jackson. Your Mom and he ALWAYS welcomed me in their home, and even more so as an adult when I came home at Christmas…always went by to see them and we would talk for hours. I so missed seeing them over the years since moving to Vermont. I kept hoping the times I passed through Murf going to the beach, that I would see him again. So many memories and stories with him that I will treasure and never forget. Steve and Craig, again my condolences, and also to your families. Steve, I’ve been trying to get in touch with you for years…

Sallie Surface
3 years ago

He always had a smile and enjoyed talking with everyone. May you find peace in the many memories you have.

Layne Davis Bondarek
3 years ago

Mr.Fal was an awesome man..I have so many memories of him working with my mama at Revelle Agri Products. RIP Mr.Fal…you will be missed

Paul Liverman
3 years ago

Always a man with conversations Remember when he delivered milk to my Grandaddy store”Balmers Grocery “in Como nc
RIPand to the family during this difficult time

Ann Bennett
3 years ago

Always enjoyed chatting with Mr Fal in the grocery store.

Mary Harris
3 years ago

You will surely be missed. May the good Lord put his loving arms around each of you for comfort and peace.