Mrs. Burkett, age 80, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at University Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hamlet Eugene and Mary Alice Grissim Sr.; brothers, Gene Grissim Jr., Billy Grissim, Joe Grissim, C.Y. Grissim; sisters, Doretta Word, Louise Jones and Helen Hayes.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth Burkett; daughters, Linda (Billy) Harris, Vicki Burkett (Larry) Pearson, of Cookeville; brother, Kenneth (Bobbie) Grissim; sister, Pearl Cross; grandchildren, Jason (Tracy) Harris, Kayla (Matt) Jarrett, Callie Pearson, Justin Pearson; great-grandchildren, Katie Harris, Allie Jarrett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Burkett was a member of Adams Avenue Church of Christ and retired from Bradley Candy Co. with 31 years service as a supervisor and machine operator.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Wyatt officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 20, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. and again Saturday one hour prior to the service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of Adams Avenue Church of Christ and former co-workers at Bradley Candy Co.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-7007, obit line 615-444-7700, partlowchapel.com.