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Dennis Wayne Burdette

February 27, 1957 - March 30, 2023

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.


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Ima miss you unc, my heart hurts so bad, but my love for you is never ending, all the stories you would tell me, all the laughs we shared, all the memories we had, and with all the health issues you never stayed down long. I Enjoyed every conversation we had, and to know I suffer from the same health issues made us even closer, its not goodbye, its ill see you later.R.I.P Unc!!!

Posted by Donna Tanner on April 4, 2023

I love Denny Wayne he never met a stranger he was always sweet lovable but he had his own way he was a true friend he will be missed but never forgotten

Posted by Rebecca Jackson on April 2, 2023

To the family of Dennis you all have my deepest sympathy praying that God will comfort this family during this difficult time I will be praying with you and for

Posted by Jennifer Martin on April 1, 2023

Sending prayers and condolences to the Burdette Family and friends of Mr Dennis Wayne Burdette!!God will supply!!

Posted by Benjamin Pannell on April 1, 2023

Sending special prayers 🙏 and love to the family Dennis will be missed by many but never forgotten

Posted by Bruce and Geraldine Martin wills on April 1, 2023

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