Taylor PardueStaff Writer
March 26, 2013
Geraldine Smith Burnette, a resident of Trinity, passed away in her home the morning of Monday, March 25, 2013.
She was born January 27, 1947 in Elkin, NC at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital to the proud parents of the late Curtis Wendell Smith, and Violet Cockerham Smith. Geraldine attended College in Winston–Salem, NC, followed by working at Sunbeam Corporation in Elkin, NC where she met her husband and father of her children, David Keith Burnette.
After she raised her children, she can be remembered working at J. Michael Jewelry where she made a lot of new friends. She sincerely enjoyed sales, and loved helping people find that special piece of jewelry.
Geraldine was a proud homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She was always a perfectionist in all aspects of her life. She will always be remembered as the caring smile that would greet and talk to anyone without hesitation and loved everyone equally. As a supportive parent and loving wife she will always be the one who remains in our heart as our guide, confidant and best friend; loyal, faithful and honest until the end.
Surviving Geraldine are her husband, David Keith Burnette of 45 years, her eldest daughter, Laura Hardin, middle daughter, Melissa Brown, and only son, Curtis Burnette. Also surviving is her mother Violet Cockerham Smith who resides in Elkin, NC. Her grandchildren are as follows starting with the eldest, Brayton Hardin, and Hayes Hardin, born to the proud parents of Laura and Brooks Hardin; Lauren Brown, and Colton Brown, born to the proud parent’s of Melissa and Daniel Brown.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Cumby Family Funeral Service at 206 Trindale Rd, Archdale, NC 27263. The funeral and graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Crestwood Memorial Gardens at 914 US 21 State Road, NC 28676.
Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.