July 16, 2005
Services: Have been held.
Mrs. Edna E. Burnett, 103, of Portales, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on April 9, 1902, in Waco, Texas, to Charles and Mary Belle Wortham.
She moved to Causey in 1906. She married Arther Edward Burnett on May 5, 1928, in Portales. Family members said she loved quilting, sewing, cross-stitching, gardening and tending to her flowers. She was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Viola Walker; seven sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include three daughters, Jessie Whitehead of Grady, Wanda Hendrix of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Vera Thompson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two sons, Alton Burnett of Sundown, Texas, and LeRoy Burnett of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two brothers, Ralph Wortham of Andrews, Texas, and Hugh Wortham of California; 29 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and 46 great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are her grandsons, Wade, Jess and Williams Whitehead, Ricky Hendrix, Eddie and Rodney Burnett, and David Walker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.