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Floyd Burkett, Sr.

Floyd Burkett, Sr., 76, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 14, 2014 at his home.

Born May 28, 1938 in Lenoir County, NC, he was the son of the late Clarence Burkett and Etta Humphry.

Floyd is survived by his ex-wife, Sarah V. Straughn; children, Floyd Burkett, Jr. Frederick M. Burkett, Billy Joe Burkett, Pamela Burkett Yarbrough and her husband Jack; grandchildren, Joshua, Brandon, Nina, Christopher, Matthew, Bradley, Justin, Joey, Jesse, Ashleigh, and Daniel; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wesley Burkett and his wife Frances, Willie Burkett and his wife Sally; sisters, Maude Turner, Mittie Pike and her husband Leslie, Margaret Turner and her husband Bobby, Jean Taylor, Sadie Davis, Faye Diaz, Marie Lewis; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Central Baptist Church, 11109 Poole Rd, Wendell, NC 27591 or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Linda B. Douglas for her help during this time of need.

Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC. Condolences can be made at