Burlis Gean Burnett of Dexter, daughter of the late Burl "Watermelon" and Maudie Mae Davis Smith, was born in Cardwell, Missouri on October 8, 1940, and passed away at her home in Dexter on April 14, 2020, at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 6 days.
She had lived in the Dexter and Dudley area most of her life. She was a teacher for Headstart. She enjoyed playing bingo, gardening and flowers at her house.
On February 1, 1960 in New Madrid, Missouri she married David Authur Burnett he precedes her in death on May 20, 2008.
Surviving her, two daughters, Sharon Henderson and ChasityJackson both of Dexter; three sons, David Burnett and Bobby Burnett both of Dexter, Gary Burnett of Poplar Bluff; twenty grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and one on the way; three brothers, Floyd, Jonia, & Lloyd Smith all of Dexter. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Burnett Gott; seven brothers and four sisters.
Graveside funeral service will be held on Satuday April 18, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dexter Cemetery with Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.