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Mrs. Aleathea Hightower Burdette Obituary

Mrs. Aleathea Hightower Burdette of Lanett, Alabama passed away on Tuesday evening August 30, 2020, at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.

Mrs. Burdette was born in George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Langdale, Alabama on July 16, 1938, a daughter of the late Grady Nathaniel Hightower and Madge Medders Hightower. She was married 64 wonderful years to Michael “Mickey” V. Burdette, who preceded her in death on April 23, 2020. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren Matt Hutto and Emily Ann Hutto, sister Merrill and husband, Otis Person, sister-in-law Rose and husband, Denny Quinton, and her in-laws Harry and Sue O’Day.

She graduated from Valley High School and then attended East Central Junior College in Decatur, MS studying Business Administration. Mrs. Burdette worked many years for West Point Pepperell in various roles and later retired from West Point Stevens’ purchasing department as a buyer.

Surviving are her daughter, Michele and husband Mark Hutto; sons, David and, wife Cindy Burdette, Stephen and wife Claudia Burdette; grandchildren Melissa Hutto, Nan Burdette, Mick and wife, Caitlyn Burdette, Grady and, wife Hannah Burdette, Jerred and wife Shelby Burdette, Timothy Burdette and fiancée Savanah Moody, Benjamin and wife Emily Burdette, Sarah and husband, William Gable, Steven and wife, Amber Meadows, great-grandchildren Cayson, Bailee, Makinsy, Bryson, Michael David III, Eleanor, McKenna, Grady Stephen III, Harrison, and Henry, nephews Sonne and wife, Teresa Person, Stacy and wife, Rissa Person, and Chris and wife, Margaret Quinton.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. EDT at the Lanett Congregational Christian Church. The Reverend Mark McCarty and the Reverend David Bradshaw officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the church on Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M. EDT. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Lanett Congregational Christian Church, 900 South 7th Avenue, Lanett, Alabama 36863, or to the Lanett First United Methodist Church, 508 South 6th Street, Lanett, Alabama 36863.

Pallbearers will be Mick Burdette, Grady Burdette, Jerred Burdette, Timothy Burdette, Benjamin Burdette, and Steven Meadows.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind message for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Burdette, or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley directing.

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