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March 3, 1935 - December 2, 2017

Burial Date: December 6, 2017

Elsie Howerton Burnette

Elsie Vay Howerton Burnette was born March 3, 1935 in Eccles, WV, to the late Hofford and Mabel Lambert. In the early morning of December 2, 2017 Elsie went home to be with the Lord.

Elsie was a homemaker, but first and foremost she was a mother and a grandmother. She loved her family dearly and cherished time with them. She loved playing bingo and enjoyed collecting dolls and dog figurines.

She resided in Eccles, WV most of her life. However, due to health issues she lived her last few years at Harper Mills Nursing Home where visitors would be greeted by her at the front door. She loved talking to people as they came into the nursing home.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Burnette was preceded in death by her former husbands, James Ray Howerton and John Coleman Burnette; her son Daniel Lee Howerton; a grandson Shaun Wyatt; and her siblings Dixie Dunbar, Donna Cozart, Mazie Harisson, Dennis Lambert, Mabel Daniels, Virgie Lambert, Cooper Lambert, and Janie Lambert.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children James Ray Howerton II of Glen Daniel, Linda Ruth Wyatt of Crab Orchard, Brenda Sue Farley and husband Chester of Cool Ridge, Delilah Gay Howerton Tessaro of Murfreesboro, TN, Donnie Wayne Howerton and wife Kathy of Eccles, Robert Eugene Howerton and wife Jean of Eccles; daughter in-law Lori Rozanc of Florida; step-children Roger Howerton and wife Linda of North Carolina and Carol Farmer of Mcdowell County; brother Donald Lambert of Harper, sisters Phyllis Cook of Arnett, Carrie Williams of Artie, Loretta Siler of Arnett, Lila Smallwood and her husband Freddie of Harper.

The family will receive friend from 12:00-2:00 on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Melton Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 in the chapel at with Pastor Kenneth Ayers officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be sent to the family at