May 22, 1917 - August 5, 2019
Daisy Mae McKinney Burnette, age 102, of McKinney Mine in Spruce Pine, the Little Switzerland community, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Known by all as; ‘Mama Daisy’, she was the last surviving child of the late Jess and Mattie Hollifield McKinney. She was born on May 22, 1917 in Mitchell County and was the wife of the late Harley Burnette, Sr. who passed away 1987. She was also preceded in death by two sons; Harley Burnette, Jr. and Roger Burnette, Sr. Mama Daisy was the oldest living member of the Black Mountain Baptist Church and also the oldest resident of the Mitchell House. Mama Daisy loved everyone she came in contact with and they loved her in return. She was known as a, ‘Mother to all’ and she loved her all of her family. She enjoyed her flowers, hummingbirds, canning, and cooking. She had made quilts for all of her grandchildren. Her Sunday family lunches were the best and they began and ended with her and her delicious bisquits and cornbread. Left to cherish his memories are her son; Jimmy Burnette of Spruce Pine; her daughter-in-law; Faye Burnette of Spruce Pine; her grandchildren; Carolyn Johnson, Stevie Burnette, Marsha Pitman, Lisa Cooke, Kathy Bolick, Linda Whitener, Roger Burnette, Jr., and Tina Burnette, twelve great grandchildren, and fifteen great great grandchildren. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service for Daisy Burnette on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev’s. Homer Murdock, Jr. and Monroe Cooke officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the church. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Burnette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Mitchell House, 13681 N.C. 226-South, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. The family would like to extend a ‘Special Thank You’ to all of the staff of the Mitchell House for their loving and compassionate care of Mama Daisy. The family will be greeting friends at Mama Daisy’s house, 1290 McKinney Mine Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Daisy Burnette’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Burnette family. Mrs. Burnette’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.
Daisy Mae McKinney Burnette, age 102, of McKinney Mine in Spruce Pine, the Little Switzerland community, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine. Known by all as; ‘Mama Daisy’, she was the last surviving... View Obituary & Service Information
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