Johnnie Rhea Burnett

September 18, 1931June 3, 2019

Johnnie Rhea Burnett, 87, passed away on June 3, 2019. She was born in Knox County, TN to parents, Cecil and Octavia Hodge. She is preceded by husband, Joseph C. Burnett; son, Joseph “Danny” Burnett; daughter, Linda “Ann” Walker; grandchild, Shannon Walker; brothers, Cecil “Ed”, Michael, Lloyd, Leon and Charles Hodge; and sisters, Ruth Wade, Mary Hodge, Barbara Worthan, Evelyn Jolly, Dorothy Taylor and infant, Margie Hodge. Johnnie Rhea is survived by her loving daughters, Donna Faye Maples, Jane (Scott) Burton, Lisa (Kelly) Smith; son, Phillip Burnett; grandchildren, Jimmy (Jennifer) Walker, Billy (Mary) Walker, Tracy Maples, Bradley (Crysti) Maples, Joseph Maples, Meken Vosseller, Megan Burnet, CJ Burnett, Janae (Jamie) Miller, Justin (Christina) Burton, Michael (Emily) Stewart, Matthew (Mylinda) Stewart, Morgan Stewart, Kaitlyn Smith and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at a later date.


  • Donna Faye Maples, Daughter
  • Jane Burton, Daughter
  • Scott Burton, Son-in-law
  • Lisa Smith, Daughter
  • Kelly Smith, Son-in-law
  • Phillip Burnett, Son
  • Jimmy (Jennifer) Walker, Grandchild
  • Billy (Mary) Walker, Grandchild
  • Tracy Maples, Grandchild
  • Bradley (Crysti) Maples, Grandchild
  • Joseph Maples, Grandchild
  • Meken Vosseller, Grandchild
  • Megan Burnett, Grandchild
  • CJ Burnett, Grandchild
  • Janae (Jamie) Miller, Grandchild
  • Justin (Christina) Burton, Grandchild
  • Michael (Emily) Stewart, Grandchild
  • Matthew (Mylinda) Stewart, Grandchild
  • Morgan Stewart, Grandchild
  • Kaitlyn Smith, Grandchild
  • Joseph C Burnett, Husband
  • Joseph "Danny" Burnett, Son
  • Linda "Ann" Walker, Daughter
  • Cecil Edward Hodge, Father
  • Octivia Savanah Hodge, Mother
  • Cecil "Ed" Hodge, Brother
  • Michael Hodge, Brother
  • Lloyd Hodge, Brother
  • Leon Hodge, Brother
  • Charles Hodge, Brother
  • Ruth Wade, Sister
  • Mary Hodge, Sister
  • Barbara Worthan, Sister
  • Evelyn Jolly, Sister
  • Dorothy Taylor, Sister
  • Margie Hodge, Infant Sister
  • Johnnie Rhea also leaves behind 21 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


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Dawn Daniels

June 14, 2019

Ms Johnnie was surely a blessing to whoever she came in contact with. I used to be her maintenance person at Willow Creek Manor and I just loved interacting with Ms Johnnie, she inspired me to be a better person. I will truly miss her, may God be with you.