Brittany Nicole Burnette

December 18, 1988March 13, 2013
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Brittany Nicole Burnette, 24, of Marion, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born on December 18, 1988 in McDowell County, she is the daughter of Barbara Nell Burnette Smith. Brittany was a very special child who was loved by everyone and loved everybody. She was known by her “smile” and her love for life. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Gilmer “Red” Burnette and her very special great-grandfather, Joe Wiseman. Brittany is survived by her mother, Barbara Nell Burnette Smith of WV; sisters, Samantha Burnette and Tiffany Burnett, both of Marion; brother, Waylon Smith of WV; very special maternal grandparents “Mamaw & Papa”, Ronnie and Kathy Haney of Marion; two nephews, Elijah and Bryson Smith; special aunts, Brenda Jennings of Glenville, NC and Patti Mahan of Marion; several other special aunts and uncles; great-aunt, Clara Biddix of Marion; and a number of cousins. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow the service at Hicks Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the Burnette family at


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Carol Lane

March 31, 2013

"Kathy and family , I am so sorry for the loss of Brittany. Even though It has been years since I've been in N.C. I will never forget her excitement, joy and happiness that poured out through her smile. I saw the same in your eyes Kathy, when you looked at her. Brittany was so loved. Now heaven has another light shinning bright"

lisa snyder

March 19, 2013

So sorry to hear this news HEAVEN just gained another angel

Grace Thomas

March 19, 2013

Kathy and family I am so sorry to hear about Brittany. She was a very special young lady and I really enjoyed her in my class at West Marion. I know that she will be missed by you and everyone else. Heaven just needed another special angel. You are in my thoughts and prayers and remember I love you call me at West Marion if you need anything.

Hope McClellan

March 17, 2013

I was so sad to read of Brittanys passing. She was such a blessing and I know you will miss her so much! Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. You and the faimly will be in my prayers!
Hope McClellan & Katie Hall

Becky Gorecki

March 16, 2013

Kathy, I just read my post about Brittany showing me she was having chicken for dinner by using her arms. I did not put my name on my post, sorry.

Ric Smith

March 16, 2013

Kathy and Family- I am so sorry for the loss of Brittany. She was such a precious soul. May our God be with you and give you grace and strength now and in the days ahead...

Kenneth Huskins

March 16, 2013

I remember how much she loved Kenneth. He told me signed the word "preacher" to him when she learned to sign. I remember that smile. She is well at last. She's probably sitting on Papa Joe's lap. Donna and Kenneth Huskins Spruce Pine NC

Tiffany Burnette

March 16, 2013

Donald Brown

March 15, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

Wanda Cerminaro

March 15, 2013

Kathy, I can,t find the words to say, I'm so sorry, I can't imagine how you are coping. I know first hand how special this child was (like mine). Trust in Jesus and his precious peace. Adrienne has been very sad, she loved Brittany.

Wanda Cerminaro (Adrienne's mom)