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Nell Wingate Burnett, 91, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of Mortimer Pinckney Burnett, Sr., died Saturday morning, November 16, 2019, at her home.

Born in Pooler, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Ottis Ferdinand Wingate and the late Katie Dotson Wingate.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Joe Tse; a sister, Kathleen Wingate Conaway, and grandson, John Patrick Burnett Jr.

She is survived by her five children, Mortimer Pinckney Jr. (Charlene), Oscar William Burnett (Cindy), Cathy Tse, John Patrick Burnett, Sr. (Carmel), and Glenda Burnett Boyles (Earl); sixteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nephew, Kerry Conaway (Beth) and several more nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 noon Thursday at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 12 Noon Thursday in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Dr. Samuel W. Watkins. Interment will be in Hillcrest Abbey – East.

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  1. Jeannette Boylston Burnett Byrd says:

    Family & Friends,

    I am so sorry about Nell’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and we will all miss her.

  2. Josie Murphy says:

    I have not only been thinking of so many memories of Mrs. Burnett, I have also been thinking of family memories dating back to St. James School. It was always a joy to be around the Burnetts. From Mr. Burnett and his siblings (dating back to Uncle Sonny in Momma and Daddy’s class!) to Aunt Mary (my grandmother’s goddaughter) and the ever prayerful and kind Aunt Margaret who maintains her status at the queen of all of you! Please know that I have such wonderful memories of all the Burnetts and am thinking of each one of you at this time. God bless you all!

  3. Pat Mincey says:

    I was so sad to see that Mrs. Burnett has left us. Memories of her stretch as far as I have memory. When I was little, I remember playing with Glenda and being there when her mom brought home fresh vegetables, and sometimes I got to help snap beans or shuck corn. So often, she invited me to eat dinner with them. She was one of the adults I looked up to as a mom. I could see that she loved all of her kids and I didn’t have that example at my own house. As an adult, I was blessed to run into Mrs. Burnett at the store pretty regularly. She always stopped and talked and wanted to know how my family was doing. We will have to get used to life without her here. I am so thankful to have been able to know her. We are thinking of the whole family at this time and you have our sincere sympathies.

  4. Martha and Bill Register says:

    Billy and I are so sorry to hear of Nell’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Sylvia Robinson says:

    I am sorry to say that I do not remember Nell very well. However, I know she had a very fine and outstanding son in John P. Burnett, Sr..

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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