Director Dr David M. Griffis and Assistant Director Dr M. Thomas Propes, along with the World Missions Family extend heartfelt condolences to the family of Faith Annette Burt who passed away March 16, 2017 in Cleveland, Tenn.
Before her retirement, Annette was employed with World Missions as head bookkeeper upon graduating high school. Her long term tenure was marked by excellence and dedication to her work, but she was equally remembered for her love for the missionaries and nationals who served across the globe. Annette was even a Godmother to one missionary child.
A remarkable trait was her keen ability to remember detail … she had instant recall. Annette had knowledge stored in her brain that was literally comparable to modern day computers. Anyone who ever knew her would never forget her! She was truly one of a kind.
Obituary and Arrangements
Faith Annette Burt, age 79, passed away in on March 16, 2017. Born January 4, 1938, in Cleveland, TN the fourth child of Daniel and Bessie Burt. She is preceded in death by her father, Daniel H. Burt, and mother Bessie D. (Wales) Burt, sister-in-law Pauline H. Burt, nephew Forrest Michael Burt. She is survived by her sister Urline B. Steele, of Cleveland, TN and five brothers: William Glynn Burt of Cleveland, TN; Julian Ray (Kaye) Burt of Camden, SC; Daniel Lee (Beverly) Burt of Franklin, NC; Robert Larry (Lynn) Burt of Independence, KS; Paul Neil (Linda) Burt, Sr. of Murfreesboro, TN, and numerous nieces and nephews and a god-son.
Special friends: Keith and Mary Ledford, FL; Laquetta Brummett, GA; Cornelio and Annette Castelo, Mexico; Joyce Slocumb, TN; Robert and Lynn McCall, TN; Lois Walston, TN; numerous missionaries around the world.
At the time of her death she was retired as head bookkeeper from the Church of God World Missions. Annette was a 1955 graduate of Bradley High School. She graduated from the National School of Business in Cleveland, TN. Between 1955-57 she worked as PBX operator and officer clerk at Bradley Memorial Hospital. From 1957-60 she was Assistant Bookkeeper at the Church of God General Offices. She worked from 1960 until 1994 as Head Bookkeeper for World Missions, Church of God International Headquarters.
She was a lifetime attendant of North Cleveland Church of God, a member since March 1950. She was an officer and worker in Young People Endeavor (YPE). She taught Sunday school classes at different times and served as secretary of Sunday school department. A member of the Geneva Circle she served as President, Vice President, and Secretary. She was a charter member of the Crusader Choir and a member of Unity Sunday School Class at North Cleveland Church of God serving as long-time secretary-treasurer.
The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the North Cleveland Church of God, Dixon Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Robert McCall, Reverend Mack Streun, and Reverend Dr. Mark Williams officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Clayton Strain, Steve McCall, Joseph Harold Webb, Mark Belk, Mike Belk Wayne Slocumb, and Bill Ballinger serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be members of the Unity Sunday School Class and Geneva Circle.
The family request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Unity Sunday School Class Ministries at North Cleveland Church of God.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P. M. Monday at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.