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Burnette, Thelma Gladys -

Murfreesboro - Thelma Gladys Burnette age 91, of Murfreesboro, TN entered into rest Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. Mrs. Burnette was born July 25, 1925 to Willard and Florence Tawwater in Madison County Alabama. Mrs. Burnette was an awesome and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her heart never turned away anyone in need of help or even a hug. Gladys retired from JC Penney after many wonderful years in sales. She had many hobbies but her most precious were making quilts for her children and grandchildren to cherish. She would come home from a hectic day dealing with customers at JC Penney in Catalog/ Credit and get out her little round quilting loom. She said that was her way to relax. Mother made her quilts 100 percent with her precious little hands, not one stitch was done on a sewing machine and they are BEAUTIFUL! After being told in 1994 by doctors that she would never walk again, Gladys proved everyone wrong. She had more determination, will power and strength to be the woman she knew she could be. After the passing of her loving husband in 1995 until 2012 she lived alone on Lincoln Lake in their little cabin where she wore out 2 golf carts going all over that lake, walked and fished all over that lake with pride and joy; She never threw nothing back, if it ate her bait it went to the cabin where she cleaned, cooked and ate them.
Mrs. Burnette is preceded in death by her parents, her husband. U.L. (Shorty) Burnette; Brothers Horace Tawwater, Herman Tawwater and R. B. Tawwater; Sisters Mary Sue Cotner and Louise Langel; Son Terry Wayne Jones and Daughter Patricia (Pat) Ann Jones. Mrs. Burnette is survived by Daughters Diana (Wayne) Allen of Readyville, TN and Brenda Slotman of Kelso, TN; Grandson’s Jarrett Wayne Allen of Readyville, TN and Joshua Thomas of Hillsboro, TN; Granddaughters Lynnette Simons of Dickson, TN, Michelle Mangrum of Dickson, TN and Stephanie Thomas of Kelso, TN; Six Great Grandchildren; Ten Great-Great Grandchildren; many Nieces and Nephews .
Mrs. Burnette will be laid to rest next to her loving husband at Forrest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville, TN with a Graveside Memorial Service on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Bro. Tim Fisher officiating.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Burnette Family.


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