Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mary Etta Burnett was born August 11, 1944 in East Prairie, MO. She was the daughter of Aaron and Gladys Ashley.

Mary departed this life at her home in Caruthersville on February 23, 2018 at the age of 73.

Mary enjoyed life. She loved to shop, particularly for shoes, and when she could find them at a bargain price it was even better. She was known as the family matriarch and took care of not just her children and grandchildren but also many other family members and friends. She also took very good care of and loved her dog “Snow”. If you couldn’t find Mary at home she was probably down at the gambling boat.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold Burnett, a daughter, Fonda Burnett, a grandson, Aaron Scott Burnett, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Nicole Burnett.

She is survived by one son, Steven Scott Burnett of Caruthersville, five grandchildren, Christa, Joetta, Taylor, Jessica, and Samantha, 12 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.