Brenda I. Burnette

Feb 14, 2013

Singer of Gospel Music

WAYNESVILLE — Brenda Gail Inman Burnette, 58, of 134 Vaughn Cove Road, went home to be with her Lord Feb. 14, 2013, at Mission Hospital.

Brenda was the daughter of the late Rev. Robert Laverne Inman and Marrian Evelyn Green Inman.  She was also preceded in death by a twin brother and sister, Mark and Mary Inman; paternal grandparents, William and Julia Inman; and maternal grandparents, Frank and Elsie Green.  She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Camp Branch Free Will Baptist Church.  She enjoyed traveling and sang with her family, The Inman Sisters, for a number of years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, William Bobby Burnette; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Williams (John); three step-granddaughters, Annie Morris, Jennifer Norris, and Crystal Conner; five great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Barbara Bowles, of Gastonia, Kathy Messer (James), Judy Caldwell (Darrell) and Jane Dills (Michael), all of Waynesville, Wilma Green (Kenneth) and Alice James (Larry) of Canton, and Dorothy Seiler (Frank) of Stokesdale; one brother, William Inman (Debra), of Woodfin; 13 nieces, eight nephews, 37 great-nieces and -nephews, and eight great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Dr. Roy Kilby and Steve Rhinehart officiating.  Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Serving as pallbearers will be James Messer, Darrell Caldwell, Michael Dills, Larry James, Kenneth Green and Frank Sieler.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, and at other times, at the home of William Bobby Burnette.

Memorials may be made American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA  23058.

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