Hilda Kay Hollifield Burnette, age 79, of Marion, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, February 1, 2021.
Hilda was born October 14, 1941 in Marion, NC. She graduated from North Cove School class of 1960 and Marion Business College. She also attended Western Carolina University. She was a lifelong member of Turkey Cove Missionary Baptist Church and worked at American Thread Credit Union for 41 years. Hilda married the love of her life, in 1963. Her husband served in the military for 40 years and together they enjoyed traveling to many naval ships and bases.
In addition to traveling, Hilda loved country music, shopping for antiques and all animals, especially dogs. She was the President of the George Jones Fan Club. She read her Bible daily and she enjoyed listening to Sheppards Chapel Church and Jimmy Swaggert.
Hilda is preceded in death by her parents, Virginia McCall Hollifield and Fred and Ruth Hollifield
Those left behind to cherish Hilda’s memory are her beloved husband of 57 years, CPO, James “Donald” Burnette, Retired; a special nephew, Jamie Burnette of Old Fort, NC; a special friend, Linda Smith; a special cousin, Janice Shurford; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service to celebrate Hilda’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Turkey Cove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Snapper Greene officiating.
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