Brandy Elaine Burnette

January 3, 1988March 29, 2019

Early morning on Friday, March 29, 2019, Brandy Elaine Burnette, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away suddenly in her sleep at the age of 31 years.

Born January 3, 1988, in Forsyth County, she was the daughter of her birth father, Beau Estes, mother, Robin Holman and her loving dad, Wesley Dugger.

Brandy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Richard and Katherine Harrell; maternal grandfather, James Holman, and her infant daughter, Faith Elaine Burnette.

In addition to her parents, she will forever be remembered by her best friend and loving husband, Jimmy Burnette; their precious children, Riggins and Emma Burnette; sister, Brittany Henderson; brothers, Steven Kinney and John Estes; maternal grandparents, Eddie and Alma Walker.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Newton, with Rev. Lara “Willis” Greene and Rev. Fred Thompson officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.


  • Receiving of Friends and Family Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2019

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NC Library Association

April 5, 2019

To the family,

We are deeply saddened by the lost of one of our very own. Brandy was an active member of NCLA and a participant of our Leadership Institute. Her contribution to NC libraries will always be remembered.

Eric Brown

April 3, 2019

Jimmy, kids & family - My thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless & comfort you all.

Susan Hewitt Harris

April 2, 2019

I just learned of this great loss late this afternoon. I am still in shock. So young, so loving. I'm sorry our family has lost touch since the loss of Aunt Mary. But just know, she was waiting for Brandy and they both will be
waiting for those precious children. Jimmy, just know God is there to surround you with his loving arms. Reach out
for His love and in time you will see Brandy shining in your children's eyes again.

Debbie Metz

April 2, 2019

I only knew Brandy less than a year, but it didn't take me long to realize how special she was. Such a beautiful, kind, loving, and happy young Mom. I believe she touched every person that had the priviledge of knowing her! Sending my heartfelt prayers for Jimmy, Riggins, Emma and her family.

Pamela Cervantes

April 1, 2019

I first met Brandy many years ago when I worked with her mom, so I got the pleasure of watching her and her sister grow up! Even back then she had a smile that could light a room! Then she married her best friend and had two beautiful kids that she so longed for and they were her world! I’ve always said to know Brandy is to love her! She just had that way about her. She touched so many lives! I’m gonna miss you sweet girl, from running into you, to following your fb live! I know heaven is a lot beautiful now! Continued prayers for your family and friends!

Andrew Golden

April 1, 2019

I first met Brandy while working with her at Valley Hills Mall back in 2008/2009.

She was so vivacious and full of life and her laugh could silence an entire room- it was so contagious.

I got to know her more and more over my time working together and we even celebrated the holidays together one year swapping meaningful gifts and it was very heartfelt and you could tell she didn’t have a mean bone in her body. She was the best!

I’ll miss her dearly and wish Jimmy and their two children peace and comfort during this sad time.

Bill Powell

April 1, 2019

I am truly without words. Jimmy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Godspeed, Brandy.

Melanie Elrod

April 1, 2019

I will never forget when Brandy and I first met. She had just started working at the library and was roving to wherever a person was needed. That day, Brandy was at the Conover Branch where my son, Kurt Reid, was doing an internship. Brandy and I started talking as if we had known each other for our entire lives and continued to talk until I walked out the door. Kurt eventually was hired at the Newton Main Library and by that time, Brandy was full time and Kurt's supervisor. She was so kind to Kurt and so loving. Kurt would have done anything for Brandy and he enjoyed the time he worked with her. I am so thankful that he had Brandy in his life when he first started his library job. We both have been so sad since we heard the news that Brandy had passed. Brandy was a beautiful person - inside and out. She dearly loved her family and especially Jimmy, Riggins, and Emma. I remember when she told me that she and Jimmy hunted together and then ate the deer they killed for food. I was amazed and I think the story came up because I just can't eat Bambi. She laughed and we enjoyed this time talking. Brandy, you are loved by so many. Jimmy, Riggins, and Emma, you are, too. You will be in our prayers as you walk this path.