Dennis Wayne “Burk” Burdette, 66, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital after battling Epilepsy his entire life.
Dennis was born in Bedford County, Virginia on February 27, 1957, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Reggie and Ila Burdette. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers Charley Lee Burdette, Elder Junior Burdette, Eugene Burdette, Russell “BoBo” Burdette, Kenny Burdette, and Sister Bernice Berger. Dennis was affectionately known to many as “Burk.” Dennis put up a good fight, but God needed him more than we did.
Dennis had a heart of gold. He would help anyone he could. Before his health failure, Dennis enjoyed fishing, planting, flowers, collecting different things especially four-leaf clovers, watches, and knives. His favorite shows were “Lets Make A Deal,” “The Price is Right,” and “Walker Texas Ranger.” But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Almost every baby born into the family, he would give a nickname that made his heart full.
Those left to cherish his loving memories are his sister, Evelyn Norman of Moneta, VA; niece, Norma Burdette of Moneta, VA; Devoted nieces, Lisa Norman AKA Banker and Joyce “Nsi” Burdette AKA Blood hound of Moneta, VA; Special nieces; Joanne Martin of Moneta, VA, Donna Tanner of Moneta, VA, Leeana “Ellie Mae”Norman of Annandale, VA, and Kylia “Ma Ma”Burdette of Moneta, VA.
Devoted nephews, Leroy Burdette of Moneta, Va, Donald “Chico” Burdette of Moneta, VA; Special nephews, Kenny Jr. Burdette of Huddleston, VA, Ryan Burdette of Body Camp, VA. Special friends, Sharyl Hlavaty of Roanoke, VA, Jeff English of Franklin VA, and Curtis “Cj”Bonds of Moneta VA.
Oh lord, it is hard to say goodbye to such a clearly loved Uncle. Lord, we’re thankful you have no more suffering and no more pain. God, we’re thankful our dear Uncle Dennis is rejoicing in heavenly places with Jesus.
We miss you already, we will forever cherish your memories and keep all your crazy phrases and words alive.
Uncle Dennis, thank you for being a great uncle to us. We are thankful for everything you taught us, and all the stories you told.
Lord, we had such great times together and we’re grateful for the time that God gave us with you. Fly high Uncle Dennis, you will forever be missed.
A Memorial Service and celebration of Burk’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford with Pastor Brad “Bubba” Burdette. For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Burk’s memory please consider Meals on Wheels or Charity of Choice.
Presiding: Pastor Brad “Bubba” Burdette
Processional: Clergy & Family
Scripture reading & Prayer of comfort Pastor Brad “Bubba” Burdette
Acknowledgements & Obituary Muriel Jones
The family wishes to thank Lynchburg general and staff for all the care. Special thanks to Tharp funeral home and our entire community for all your help, love and kindness. With love from The Family.