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Doris E. Burkett Preston

Doris E. Kneece Burkett-Preston, age 97, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at her residence.

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Harold (Brenda) Burkett, Rev. Bobby (Glenda) Burkett; step sons, Jimmy Preston, Ray Preston; daughters, Sara (Calvin) Burgess, Mary Ellen (Billy) Wells, Margie (Halvey) Perdue; step daughter, Martha Lee; special family member who is like a daughter, Ann Burgess; twenty 26 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Quitman and Lilly Poole Kneece; son, James Robert Burkett; two brothers; three sisters; and husband’s; Robert Moses Burkett and Johnny Preston.

Ms. Preston served the Lord for many years and is now enjoying her great reward. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

A graveside service celebrating her life will be held on Thursday May 14th, 2020 at 2pm at Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery with Pastor Jonathan Randall officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

For those who aren’t able to attend the graveside service, it will be livestreamed on the Napier Funeral Home Facebook page.

Pallbearers will be: Andy Johnston, O’Neal Johnston, Burk Johnston, Gary Burkett, Jerry Burkett and Billy “Buddy” Wells.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Granny, I will always Love and remember the times we had together. I will see you again in Heaven. I will miss your Orange Cake and cooking. Love you Robin.. Aunt Margie, Aunt Sara, Aunt MaryEllen, Uncle Bobbie and Uncle Harold my prayer are with you all. I miss you all and love you. I'm sorry I couldn't make it but hope to see yall another time. Love Robin Burkett-Cihlar

Robin Cihlar May 14 2020 12:00 AM

My love and prayers are with all of you. Aunt Doris will truly be missed, but not forgotten.

Vonnie Rankin May 14 2020 12:00 AM

Walter and Linda Harris May 14 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Great Granny. I love you with all my heart. Even though I won't see you here on earth, I will see you again in heaven with the Lord. I'll never forget coming to see you every summer and you cooking a good country home meal. I'll never forget your smile, your hugs, your laughs and more importantly your love and passion for Jesus. Rest in peace. Love you great Granny.

Joshua Burkett May 13 2020 12:00 AM

We love Aunt Doris.She will shurely be missed but not forgotten by family and friends who loves her. I Love all you cousins .

sansmarson@gmail.com May 13 2020 12:00 AM

sansmarson@gmail.com May 13 2020 12:00 AM

My heart and prayers for all of you. Mrs. Doris was a icon in my beauty shop. I always looked forward to her and our snack time. She had a wonderful ministry! Rest assure, Mrs. Doris is no doubt in her heavenly home. I will miss her.

Tracie McGowan May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Sara and Mary Ellen,
Our condolences to you and the family on the passing of your Mother. It has been awhile since we have seen each other but wanted you to know we are thinking about you and praying for God to give you comfort during this sad time and in the days to come. I'm not sure if we get to attend the service but please know that my thoughts are with you all.

In Christian love,

Betty & Bobby Lepard May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Margie and all Ms. Doris' family,
I only knew your Mom a few short years but in that time I learned to love her and we developed a special friendship. I even got to see the funny and teasing side she possessed! I will truly miss seeing her at church. God bless you all and I pray for peace for you all in knowing what a special Christian woman she was.

Debbie Hobbs May 12 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Doris. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May God comfort you and give you strength in the days ahead. All our love.

Billy and Carolyn Burgess May 11 2020 12:00 AM

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