Sara Juanita Collins Burnett died Tuesday, January 10, at South Georgia Medical Center. Born October 27, 1928 in Jacksonville, she was the daughter of the late John and Gracia Collins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George Forest Burnett Jr.; and sisters, Miriam Whitlock and Johnnie Grace Bland.
She was an active member and dearly loved attending Pinetta First Baptist Church. Only missing a service when she was truly unable to attend, she sincerely adored her church family. Her very special Pastor, Brother Tommy Bussey, will lead the congregation in celebrating her beautiful life.
Other survivors include three children, Suzanne Peavy (Joe), George “Bubba” Burnett III (Kay), and Jenny Hendry (Troy), all of Madison; Seven grandchildren, Kimberly Pridgeon, Betsy Craven (Cole) of Valdosta, Ga., Stacy Burnett of Quitman, Ga., Jennifer Copeland (Walter) of Madison, George “Chip” Burnett IV (Nicole) of Gray, Ga., Sara Whitaker (Kyle) of Madison and Andrew Hendry of Valdosta, Ga.; Six great-grandchildren, Caden and BetsyAnna Craven, Parker and Collin Copeland and George and Preston Burnett.
Affectionately known as Mimi, she left behind a legacy of teaching and demonstrating to all of us the importance of a strong faith in the Lord. She lived a life exemplary of what every Christian aspires to attain.
Family will receive friends on Friday, January 13 at Pinetta First Baptist Church from 1-3 p.m. with services immediately following. Burial will follow at the Cherry Lake First Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kitchen Renovations Fund for the Pinetta First Baptist Church.