Obituary: Emily Beth Burnett Shirey

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Emily Beth Burnett Shirey was born and raised in Madison. Emily was the daughter of the late Ken Burnett and Trudy Pickles Burnett.  Her older brother, Fred, now lives in Palatka, Fl., and her little brother, Mike passed away as a young child with complications from a heart defect.  Emily grew up in the First Baptist Church, of Madison, and graduated from Madison High School, North Florida Community College and Florida State University.  She was known for her beautiful singing voice, her loving care of those less fortunate and her steadfast belief in God’s Grace.  Emily leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Bill Shirey; her three children: Beth, Robin and Steven; and her five grandchildren: Hannah (21), Emi (19), Hunter (17), Ken (15) and Stephen (13).  Please join us as we inter her ashes in the Burnett plot at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Madison, at 10 a.m., on Saturday, December 27. There will be a remembrance gathering immediately following in the social hall of the First Baptist Church, of Madison.

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