Betty (Johnson) Burleson

Died: Sat., May 13, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., May 16, 2017
Location: Roaring Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., May 16, 2017
Location: Roaring Creek Missionary Baptist Church

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Betty Johnson Burleson, age 79, of Roaring Creek, went home to be with the Lord on May 13th, 2017 at Mission St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.  A native of Avery County, Betty was the daughter of the late Mary Early and Staples Johnson.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Daniels and sisters: Maxine Reece, Therisa Hayes and Sarah Miller.  Betty was a member of Roaring Creek Missionary Baptist Church, very active in her church and cherished and loved her church family.  She enjoyed working outside in her garden and growing her petunias.  She had a special place in her heart for children and loved teaching them to read. Betty adored her family and always looked forward to the family gatherings.

Left to cherish Betty's memory is her loving husband of 60 years, Ralph Burleson; her children: Teila Terrell and her husband, Jeffrey of Roaring Creek, Randy Burleson and wife Loretta of Roaring Creek, Tony Burleson and wife, Jennifer, of Spear and Patrick "Todd" Burleson and wife, Lisa, of Newland; son-in-law, Kirk Daniels of Hendersonville; sister, Doris Turbyfill of Newland and eleven grandchildren.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16th at Roaring Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Chris Hughes will officiate.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.  Interment will be private.

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Tommy, and Diana Huskins
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
Ralph, Toney, Randy, Todd,and all of Family. So sorry for your loss, our thoughts, and prayers are with you. Tommy, and Diana Huskins

Lisa Stamey
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

friends at Avery Pharmacy
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
You are all in our prayers. Betty will be missed.

sylvia hubble
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017


Thinking of you. Mark and Lee Clark

Buck and Cheryl Buchanan
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Bill Pfister
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
I work with Kelli and wanted you to know that we are praying for your family. We thank God for the strong testimony Mrs. Burleson left. We pray for you to be comforted by our God of comfort and Father of mercy.

Liz Silvers
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
All my life the Burleson family has been an extension of my family. When I was little, Ms. Betty was the assistant teacher in my first grade class. I'll never forget her kindness and her knack for teaching us to read. She instilled in me a lifelong love of books. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the funeral services today, but just know that I am thinking and praying for you all. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

VJ and Judy Storie
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. VJ and Judy

Debbie Hughes
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
I am thankful that Betty is no longer suffering and that we will see her again. My heart breaks for each of you that have to go on without her. I pray the Lord blesses you with grace and strength to get through the days to come. She will be greatly missed.

Linda & David Cuthbertson
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda and David Cuthbertson


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