Letha Ann Burris Huneycutt

Published 5:44 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

June 11, 2011

SUFFOLK — Letha Ann Burris Huneycutt, age 86, of Suffolk, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2011. Born on Oct. 18, 1924, in Montgomery County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late W. Clyde and Flonnie Wilhoit Burris. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Jerrell G. Huneycutt; brothers, Roy L. Burris and W. Marvin Burris, both of Stanly County, N.C.

Letha Ann Burris Huneycutt

Mrs. Huneycutt was a member of West Suffolk Baptist Church in Suffolk, Va. She lived her life in devotion to her family, her church and her community. In 1967, she and Mrs. Edna Blough began an afterschool child evangelism class, the Good News Bible Club. From this outreach, Mr. and Mrs. Huneycutt joined with others to form the Community Baptist Church, which continues today in Suffolk, Va. Letha is known to her friends and loved ones for her love of gardening and flowers and for her handcrafts, including quilts, crochet work and woodworking.

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She is survived by four sons and their wives, Grant and Betty Huneycutt, of Moneta, Vinson and Betty Huneycutt, of Franklin, Fairren and Donna Huneycutt, of Suffolk, and Ivan and Lynn Huneycutt, of Suffolk; one daughter and her husband, Cindy and Robb Koether, of Farmville; niece, Betty Sue Burris, of Chuckatuck; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and loved ones.

A funeral service will be held at Community Baptist Church in Suffolk at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, with interment following at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Va. Family visitation will be Tuesday, June 14, 2011, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory.

The family would like to thank the staff at Nansemond Pointe Healthcare Center for their outstanding care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 1214, Suffolk, VA 23439-1214 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, online or by mail, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.