Billee Poor Burnett

October 4, 2017

WEAVERVILLE – Billee Poor Burnett, age 87, of Weaverville, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Mrs. Burnett was born March 22, 1930 in Helena, Montana to the late Mahlon R. Poor, Sr. and Estelle W. Humphress Poor. She graduated Salutatorian of her class at Helena High School after which she attended and graduated Valedictorian from Linfield College in Oregon. She had a varied career working in administrative and counseling roles at the North Carolina Employment Commission and Community Colleges. She completed her career working as a ministerial assistant at Samoset Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Mahlon R. Poor, Jr. Surviving are sons, James “Jim” Burnett and wife Barbara, Anthony “Tony” Burnett and wife Leah and Mike Bowers and wife Ann; sisters, Peggy Dawson and husband Lewis and Letty Eaton and husband Gary; brother, Lanny Poor and adopted brother, Jay Hollman and wife Carole; grandchildren, Zachary Burnett and wife Caitlin, Michael Holstein II and wife Kellie, Claire Burnett, Hope Burnett and many nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday October 15, 2017 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with her sons, Jim, Tony and Reverend Bob Belford officiating. Burial will be in Allen Family Cemetery, Marshall. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to either, Calvary Baptist Church Music Fund 531 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 or Woodland Hills Church Mission Fund, 50 Woodland Hills Rd, Asheville, NC 28804. For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Burnett’s obituary at
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