In loving memory of Bessie T. Burkett

Show you love and support to the Burkett family by making a donation to the church that Mrs. Bessie loved so dearly, St. John's Baptist Church.


Mrs. Burkett was born on November 10, 1919 to Samuel and Susan Tillery in Bertie County, NC. Bessie was married the love of her life, Merrick on January 14, 1937. They were married for 52 years before his passing in 1987 and to this marriage was born eight children. Family was the most important thing in life to Mrs. Bessie. She was the most loving person in the world, loving everyone. Bessie enjoyed her flowers, her church, her church family, and cooking. Her family loved to gather for holidays to enjoy her collards and butter beans. Bessie was a mother to all and was known as "Granny B" to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. "Granny B" will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Show the Burkett family your support by making a donation to the St. John's Baptist Church, in loving memory of "Granny B".

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Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service
205 NC 42 West, Ahoskie, NC 27910

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Beneficiary Sharon Towell
Beneficiary's address
1644 NC Hwy 461

North Carolina
United States
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