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Johnnie Burkeen

May 6, 1937 — May 31, 2019

Johnnie Burkeen

Johnnie May Burkeen, passed away May 31, 2019 in Mexia at the age of 82. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Daniel Burkeen officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery. Arthur Olivarez, Dan Burkeen, Jr., Guy Byrd and Ken Barnett will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m

Johnnie was born May 6, 1937 in Oletha, Texas to William and Ida Rachel Steele Horne. She has lived in the Mexia area most of her life. Prior to going to work in the Mexia State School Food Service Department, she worked for Texas Sportswear in Mexia.

Johnnie married her lifelong partner, Loyd Carl Burkeen, on August 2, 1954; they shared 63 wonderful years together, prior to his death in 2018. Loyd loved planting a large garden every year and she enjoyed canning the vegetables that he harvested. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts and making fried pies, which were enjoyed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Loyd Burkeen; brothers, Herman, James, Mark and Tom; and sisters, Mary Lou and Annie Lee.

Johnnie is survived by her brother, J. A. Horne of Arkansas; special friend and neighbor, Arthur Olivarez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Johnnie's family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to the staff of Mexia LTC for the care given during her time with them.

Service Details.

Visitation


When: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

Service


When: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

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