January 23, 1932 – October 3, 2021
Our mother Glorice Burnett was born on January 23, 1932, in Monroe, Louisiana; the eldest of 9 children from the union of Alice and Harry Parker. Primary school was completed in Monroe, LA where she developed her love for history and reading before the family moved to Las Vegas. She attended and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1949. Upon graduating high school, she attended San Bernardino Valley College, majoring in Library Science.
On February 20, 1954, she married Alvan Burnett and was swept off to the east coast where they started a family and were blessed with four children: Alvan R. “Pete” in Newburg, NY; Linne H. and Michael E. in Mt Clemens MI and Andrew “Larry” in Washington DC. They were able to travel to several countries and experience many different cultures, from Germany, to France, Panama and several states in the U.S. were they eventually settled in Los Angeles CA.
Glorice worked for several years at Pierce National Insurance, where she retired in 1983. She was a steadfast member of Crenshaw Christian Center under Dr. Fred K. Price and later at Bible Enrichment Church under Beverly “Bam” Crawford in Inglewood. She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at a young age and maintained her commitment to the Lord.
Glorice would return to Las Vegas to live out the rest of her life. A strong supporter of family and protector of her children, she loved reading, sewing, thrift stores, and a good sermon on TV. She was a humble woman, small in stature at 5’0 feet tall but her strength and resilience was ever present. A constant worrier of the smallest detail, she would have to be reminded to think of herself. If you were around long enough to be called “Hon” then you knew you were welcome.
She is predeceased by her husband, Alvan and brother Larry. And leaves behind her brothers and sisters Harry, Carolyn, Alice, Betty, Marjorie, Linda, and Michael. Her Children Alvan, Linne, Michael and Andrew. 10 grandchildren Christine, Britni, Amy, Chas, Blair, Jerad, Lauren, Corey, Kailar, and Alexandra; several great grandchildren, family and friends.
A visitation for Glorice will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Palm Downtown Mortuary, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A funeral service will occur Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A committal service will occur Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10:40 AM at Southern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veteran's Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmdowntownmortuary.com for the Burnett family.
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