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Mose Burkett

Mr. Mose “Buddy” Burkett, 86, passed away on Wed., May 6, 2020 in Jay, Fla. 

Mr. Burkett was a native of Moyeville, former resident of the Flomaton, Century area and had resided in Jay for the past 44 years.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy, retired maintenance worker with Monsanto Corp with 36 years of service and a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall of Brewton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Ruby Jo Burkett; wife and mother of his children, Birdie Ann Burkett and Helen Burkett; three sons, Tommy Adkins, Jerry Adkins and Randy Burkett; two daughters, Victoria Pierre and Joann Ridderbjelke; two sisters, Susie Mae Penton and Rochelle Macks Bankston; and four brothers, Shep Burkett, Charles W. Burkett, Joe Burkett and Dempsey Burkett.

He is survived by his son, Rodney (Dana) Burkett of Century; two brothers, Robert Burkett of Flomaton and Arthur Burkett of Panama City, Fla.; six sisters, Frances (Ed) Hayles of Atmore, Reaatha Emmons of Pineview, Edwina “Red” (Alton) Calloway of Flomaton, Essie Amodeo of Milton, Fla., Mary Daniels of Milton and Natasha Burkett; 12 grandchildren, Michele Adkins, Becky Adkins, Jennifer Adkins, Maegan Barras, Shannon Elizabeth Lirette, Lisa Ann Fitzpatrick, Brigitte Marie (Brandon) Ward, Wesley Michael Pierre, Heath Warren Burkett, Marinda Burkett, Mazie Burkett and Jessie Ridderbjelke; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services were held Sat., May 9, 2020 at the Moyeville Cemetery with Bro. Richard Ash officiating.

Visitation were held May 9, 2020 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Charlie Brown, Luke Brown, Logan Brown, Tom Harrington, Charles Cash and Richard Ash. 

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.