Zona Gale Burkhead
December 12, 1943 – October 23, 2018
Zona Gale Burkhead, age 74 of Lehigh Acres, FL went to be with Jesus on October 23rd, 2018 at 1215am at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, FL. She was born in Kissimmee, Florida to J.D. and Doris Varnadore. Zona was employed by the Lee County School District as a paraprofessional for 39 years, retiring June 16, 2010. In 2009 she was awarded the educational support person of the year. Zona Gale was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alva having served there in many capacities including the Youth Department, Children’s Church, and the Drama Department. Her greatest love was teaching the ladies Sunday School class. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, David Burkhead; children, Mark A. Burkhead and Kelly L. Burkhead; grandchildren, Jonathan Burkhead, Faith Burkhead, Elizabeth and Megan Burkhead; brother, Barry (Clara) Varnadore; two nieces and one nephew. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Alva on Friday, October 26th at 2pm. Flowers are accepted or donations can be made to FBCA to be used to distribute to Zona’s favorite charities. Info 239-334-4880.