Betty Rae  Burchette

Betty Rae Burchette

Sunday, June 2nd, 1940 - Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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BETTY RAE (SMITH) BURCHETTE, 79, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. She was the beloved wife of the late Clay D. Burchette and at the time of his passing in 2003, they had been married for 48 years.

Born June 2, 1940 in Piney Creek, NC, Betty was a daughter of the late Dwight L. and Wilma M. (Hill) Smith. For 30 years she worked as the food service manager for Harford County Public Schools. Betty went on to work at Wawa for 4 years, becoming a familiar face to many. A love for baking, Betty was well known for her coconut cream pie. Strong in her faith, Betty loved to sing and was the choir leader at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church for many years. She also sang at Pleasant View Baptist Church, where she was on the praise and worship team and a member of the funeral committee. A legacy of love, Betty cared deeply for her family and friends. Her bubbly personality and laugh will be truly missed.

She is survived by;
Two daughters:
Debbie S. Blevins (husband, Richard) of Conowingo, MD
Christie L. Wagg of Conowingo, MD

One sister, Shirley Sells of Mouth of Wilson, VA
One brother, Clifford Smith of Piney Creek, N.C.

Four grandchildren;
Wendy S. Adkins of Port Deposit, MD
Anita S. Cox of Conowingo, MD
Charity H. Davis of Perryville, MD
Craig D. Wagg of Conowingo, MD

Seven great grandchildren;
Ashton, Noah and Mahayla Cox; Lahna, Taylor, Clayre and Everleigh Davis

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 150 Downin Ln, Port Deposit, MD 21904 where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. Dr. Harold Phillips will be officiating with interment at Darlington Cemetery, Darlington, MD.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pleasant View Baptist Church
    150 Downin Lane
    PORT DEPOSIT, MD 21904
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Pleasant View Baptist Church
    150 Downin Lane
    PORT DEPOSIT, MD 21904
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Harold Phillips
  • Interment

    Darlington Cemetery
    Shuresville Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 05:02pm
My sincerest condolences go out to the immediate and extended family and friends at the loss of Betty. She was a warm hearted, generous, faithful servant who loved her family and the Lord Jesus. May she rest in peace in HIS everlasting arms and sing forever in heaven. Sincerely, Kay Anders

Ruby Comer

Posted at 01:18pm
I along with everyone who knew Betty, Loved her.
She would brighten a room whenever she was around with her laugh and easy going personality.
I won't never forget our cruise when she was my roommate. She was always happy anytime you seen her. She was strong with her faith, love for her family and friends. I loved to hear her sing.
She was a wonderful person and glad to call her my friend.
Love and prayers
Ruby Comer

Ronnie Byrd Jr

Posted at 08:32pm
Betty was a great lady. Enjoyed her singing since I was a small child when She and my grandpa would sing together. Prayers for yall.

Mignon Lawson

Posted at 07:59pm
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your family member and friend Betty Rae. Words cannot express the pain and sorrow you feel. The God of all comfort understands your pain and is near to those broken hearted and crushed. He will be a source of comfort to you at this difficult time.- Psalms 34 verse 18 ; 2 Corinthians 1 verses 3,4. May your hearts find peace and comfort from all those around you.

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