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Carlease Samuels Burnette

October 14, 2019

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Carlease Samuels Burnette, 93, of Lynchburg died Monday, October 14, 2019. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Burnette.

She is survived by two sons, Honorable R. Edwin Burnette, Jr. of Lynchburg, Thornton G. Burnette and wife Kelly of Durham, NC; a daughter Larkin B. Conley and husband Steve of Galax; three grandchildren, William (Cole) Coleman Conley, II and wife Haleigh of Raleigh, NC, Samuel (Clif) Clifton Conley and fiancée Lauren Fleming of Mouth of Wilson, and Dr. Kaitlyn L. Burnette of Seattle, WA; a sister Delores S. (Dee) Athey of Richmond; a niece Linda S. Williams of Lynchburg and her daughter Whitney W. Cobey of Arlington; and a nephew Donald L. Samuels and wife Stevie of Alexandria.

Carlease was a founding member of Peakland Baptist Church, where she served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and pianist. A gifted musician, Carlease shared her love of music with family and friends who enjoyed her impromptu performances. She was a resident of Westminster-Canterbury where she served on the welcoming committee and provided musical entertainment regularly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Peakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Martha Kearse officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial contributions to Peakland Baptist Church, 4018 Peakland Place Lynchburg, VA 24503 or to The Fellowship Fund at Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road Lynchburg, VA 24503.





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