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Marilynn Gail (Gilliam) Burnett

August 10, 1951 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Marilynn Burnett Obituary

Marilynn Gilliam Burnett, beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 10, 1951, to the late Scemonia Gilliam and Jean Corbett Gilliam.

Marilynn leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and dedication. She was the cherished wife of David Burnett, Jr., who survived her. Together, they shared a lifetime of love and laughter.

She was a devoted mother to her daughter, Monica Williams (Ricky) of Burlington, NC, and her two sons, Rudy Mitchell, Jr. (Kerri) of St. Petersburg, FL, and Chris Burnett of Chattanooga, TN.

Marilynn's heart overflowed with love for her grandchildren, including Lemeul Lenard Currie, Jr. of Greensboro and Zion Williams of Burlington, as well as her great-granddaughter, Saige Ariel Currie. Their laughter and joy brought immense happiness to her life.

Marilynn will be deeply missed by her sisters, Patricia Gilliam of Gibsonville, NC, and Marie Ellison of Burlington, NC, sisters-in-law, Paulette Moore (Apostle Marvin) and Annette Burnett of Warrenton, GA; Carolyn Johnson of Thomason, GA; Patricia Davis and Dorothy Burnette of Atlanta, GA; and brother-in-law Johnny Burnett (Cheryl) of Decatur, GA,; one aunt, Mary Duncan and one uncle Billy Gilliam of Glen Raven, NC; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who were touched by her warmth and generosity.

In addition to her human family, Marilynn leaves behind her cherished fur baby, Lena, who brought her immense joy and companionship.

Marilynn found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had a passion for reading, found solace in watching Westerns, and enjoyed the no-nonsense wisdom of Judge Judy. Her dedication to her work was evident in her many years of service at Elon University, where she retired after making a lasting impact on the community.

Marilynn will be remembered for her unwavering love, her gentle spirit, her ability to bring joy to those around her, and her laughter. She leaves behind a legacy of love that will continue to inspire all who knew her.

A celebration of Marilynn's life will be held to honor her memory and the profound impact she had on all who were fortunate enough to know her. May she rest in peace, knowing she was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Authoracare. Pat (Sister-in-Law), Jay & Denise, Gary & Cynt, Evelyn, Kendrick and special compassionate friend - Sadie, we thank you for your unwavering support and care during her time of illness.

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Public Viewing/walk through
March 13, 2024

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
March 14, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
933 W. Old Glencoe Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

1:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
933 W. Old Glencoe Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217


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