2016-07-28 / Obituaries

Edrie Patterson Burkett

Funeral services for Edrie Burkett, 92 of Giddings, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Giddings with Ronnie Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in Giddings Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Edrie (Patterson) Burkett was born on December 1, 1923 in Navasota, Texas to Frank James Patterson and Josephine “Josie” (Hammock) Patterson. She married Claude Burkett on August 13, 1939 in Westfield, Texas. Edrie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Giddings and enjoyed attending the Giddings Rotary Club’s Country Music Monday, gardening, quilting and playing dominoes, especially Double 12. She passed away during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 24, 2016 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

Edrie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 64 years, Claude Burkett; her daughter, Peggy Scott; four brothers, Jack Patterson, James Patterson, C.L. Patterson and H.L. Patterson, and three sisters, Myrtle Howard, Mildred Baker and Audrey Cain.

She is survived by her nine children, Edward Burkett & his wife, Sherry of New Ulm, Gerald Burkett of Houston, Kenneth Burkett & his wife, Dinah of Austin, Carol Burnett of Galena Park, Bertha Briggs & her husband, Ronnie of Waldeck, Joe Burkett & his wife, Jill of College Station, Russell Burkett of Lincoln, Paul Burkett & his wife, Kay of Henderson, Tennessee, and Deana Wheeler & her husband, Andy of Lake Jackson; twenty five grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; 3 great, great grandchildren; one sister, Mattie Beeson & her husband, Jack of Ledbetter; two brothers, Franklin Patterson & his wife, Wanda of Kingwood and Dean Patterson & his wife, Shirley of Buffalo, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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