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Johnita Burnett

Johnita Burnett, 67, of Searcy passed away Tuesday, May 19th at her residence. She was born May 20, 1947 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas to the late Silas and Winnie (Ball) Franklin.
Johnita was a member of Cloverdale Church of Christ for 36 years. She loved the Lord and serving her church. Johnita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Johnita is survived by her husband of 50 years, Griffin Burnett of Searcy; two daughters, Candie Burnett Watts (David) of Conway, Arkansas and Melissa Burnett Badger (John) of Searcy, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Haley Katherine Chumley, Emily Brooke Stokes, Macy Anne Badger, and Carson Olivia Badger; two great grandchildren, Piper Reece and Presley Gray Chumley; one brother, James Franklin of Cherry Valley, Arkansas; three sisters, Annette Simmons of Wynne, Arkansas, Nellie Kay Tapley of Millington, Tennessee, and Jan Chism of Caldwell, Arkansas.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Cloverdale Church of Christ. Interment Lewis Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers the family ask that memorials be made to Children's Home Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450
All Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral.
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  • Memorial Service

    May 23, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Cloverdale Church of Christ

    3000 E. Park Ave
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 268-4553

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Griffin & family---Johnita just wasn't with us long enough. We are so grateful for her spirit and for the chance to have loved her.

Posted by Beverly Staggs - Searcy - Friend   May 26, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Where do I start. We have been friends for 40 yrs. There are to many memories. We raised our girls together. After church on Sunday nights we would either go to their house or ours and have bacon and waffles. Good memory. The motorcycles riding we did, the trips to the lake with the kids riding in the back of the truck. The clothes Johnita made me. The gardening we did, and all the canning she taught me. The time Johnita and I were coning home from Little Rock and a produce truck lost a crate of tomatoes and we stopped on the highway and picked them up. The fun times and good food we always had together, I still have some of her recipes. We were not in touch with each other after we moved away for three years, but the were always consider one of our closest friends and was always in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Art & Sonja Parsons - Good friends   May 24, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Johnita,you will never know how much you were loved and will never know the empty spot that you have left in our hearts for you were one of a kind who would help anyone and always repay us with your lovely smile. you will be forever be in our hearts. I will always cherish that special hug at the class reunion. I would like to say Thank You to Griffin for allowing me to have that special hug for it was an Angel that I hug that night , not just a lovely lady. My Condolences to the family
Alton Woods Classmate - Class of 1965

Posted by Alton Woods - Fort Bragg, NC Friend   May 22, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I only met Johnita through the class reunion my husband and I attended. She had the most sweatiest smile It was a sweet pleasure to meet her. The lord has a beautiful angel watching over us all now.
To: her family and friends my condolences God be with you during this time and all the times Johnita comes into your mind. Just know she didn't leave you she will walk beside you everyday. God Bless each of you
Sherri Woods (wife of Alton Woods class of 65)

Posted by Sherri Woods - Friend   May 22, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Johnita, was one of my first exercise ladies along with Sonja at the old Skate rink where Wal-Mart is now. She always had a smile on her face and when we moved to the Carmichael Center she came with me. Super Lady who will be missed by so many. I saw her about a year ago at a Garage Sale and we got to visit, many Prayers for all of the Family.

Posted by Willette Thomas - Searcy, AR - Friend   May 22, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Griffin and family, We are so very sorry about Johnita. She was a wonderful christian lady who we love very much. You are in our prayers. Clarence & Ann

Posted by Clarence & Ann Ford Johnson - Chapel Hill, TN - friend   May 22, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM