06/19/06 — EDWIN BURNETT

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Nov. 17, 1924-June 17, 2006

Edwin "Magnificent" Burnett, 81, died Saturday at his home at 100 Deertrack Place, Pikeville.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Rick Mondell will officiate.

Mr. Burnett was a native of Port Crane, N.Y., and was the son of the late George and Mae Lane Burnett. He retired as a plumber pipe fitter with civil service and was a member of the Optimist Club and Mount Vernon Grief Support Group of Sacramento, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Jane Carter-Burnett; one brother, Kenneth Burnett of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Geraldine Decker of Hallstead, Pa.; his children, Shirley Cavanaugh of Sacramento, Calif., Danna Brown of Goldsboro, Jamie Astor of Huntersville, N. C., Amanda Carter-King of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and James and Jeremy Carter, both of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Ashlee, Jordan, Shelby, Haley, Kaitlyn, Brea, Noah, Cameron, Jaxen, Carson, Rebecca, Bob, Tiger, Tricia, Cindy and Terry; several great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Burnett was preceded in death by his first wife, Effie Burnett, son, David; daughter, Marie; brothers, George and Cameron; and sisters, Millie and Jane.

The family will receive friends from 7 until p.m. on Tuesday at Seymour Funeral Home, and at other times at the residence.

Memorial donations may be made to New Life Baptist Church Fall Outreach, 800 S. Harding Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.


Published in Obituaries on June 19, 2006 1:59 PM