Dateline: Bakersville, NC
Elizabeth "Betty" Carol Burleson, age 89 of Mine Creek Rd, Bakersville, NC, went home to be with the Lord, December 13, 2019. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Arnold and Carrie Young McKinney. She was retired from Mitchell County Head Start Program. She was a member of Silver Chapel Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher. She loved her Lord, family, friends. She enjoyed studying her bible, praying for others, working in her flowers, and baking apple pies.
Survivors include: her daughter; Kim Griffith (Jerry), of Green Mountain, NC, her son; Tommy Duncan (Wanda), of Bakersville, NC, five grandchildren; Carrie Smith, Kyle Duncan, Keisha Duncan, Amanda Ledford, and David Griffith, seven great grandchildren; Charlie and Jack Smith, Cora and Sarah Duncan, Madison and Mason Ledford, and Jayden Ellis, special niece and nephew; Mike and Rhonda Gunter.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by: her husband; Paul Burleson, one brother; Kermit McKinney, and one sister; Kate Gunter.
The family would like to express a special thanks to her caregivers and her friends at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine, NC.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00PM in the chapel of Henline - Hughes Funeral Home with Jonathon Thacker officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Green - Young Cemetery.
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