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Obituary: Emily Beth Burnett Shirey


Emily Beth Burnett Shirey passed away on December 16, 2013 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Friends and family are asked to join in the interment of her ashes at the Burnett plot at Oak Ridge Cemtery in Madison, Florida at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014.. There will be a remembrance gathering immediately following in the social hall of the Madison First Baptist Church.

Emily Beth Burnett Shirey was born and raised in Madison, Florida. Emily was the daughter of the late Ken Burnett and Trudy Pickles Burnett. Her older brother, Fred, now lives in Palatka, Fl., and her little brother, Mike passed away as a young child with complications from a heart defect. Emily grew up in the First Baptist Church of Madison, and graduated from Madison High School in 1959 and North Florida Community College and Florida State University. She was known for her beautiful singing voice, her loving care of those less fortunate and her steadfast belief in God’s Grace. Emily leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Bill Shirey; her three children: Beth, Robin and Steven; and her five grandchildren: Hannah (21), Emi (19), Hunter (17), Ken (15) and Stephen (13).

Submitted By John Bullard

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