Myrtle Williamson Burnette, 87, 31-year Ft. Eustis civil service employee, retired

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Myrtle Williamson Burnette
Myrtle Williamson Burnette

Myrtle Williamson Burnette, a resident of Williamsburg and a native to Newport News, died May 15, 2015, at Hospice House in Williamsburg. She was 87.

She attended Newport News High School and was a member of Warwick Assembly of God. Myrtle retired from civil service at Ft. Eustis in 1983 after 31 years of service. She also worked for Newport News Shipbuilding, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg and Four Season’s Apartments in Hampton. She volunteered for St. Vincent’s Back Door Ministry, Peninsula Aids Foundation and Youth Challenge.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Felton R. “Torchy” Burnette; parents, Isadora and John F. Williamson Sr.; and siblings, John F. Jr., Beverly C., Courtney M. Williamson, Dorothy W. Hall and Nina Murphy.

Survivors include her son, Steven R. Burnette and wife, Adrianne; her daughter, Donna B. Hughes and husband, Brent; four grandchildren, Alyssa B. Fripp, Ellen B. Wolter, Connor and Brock Hughes; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Boswell Williamson; and sister, Ethel Fox.

After cremation, a private service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Back Door Ministry, Newport News.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.

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