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Mary Elizabeth Burdette

November 15, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Service Date: November 26, 2017

Mary ‘Granny Mary’ Burdette, 84, of Starr, SC, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House.

She was the daughter of the late Carl and Willie Mae Erwin Smith and married to the late Joe Bill Burdette.  Granny Mary attended Starr Church of God of Prophecy with a passion for her church and community.

She is survived by her children:  James ‘Jimmy’ Burdette, Jan Pitts (Rev. Leland Pitts), Joyce Lawless (Craig), and Joan Burdette; brother, John Lewis Smith; 6 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she is also predeceased by a brother, David Smith.

Services will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:30pm at Sosebee Mortuary, Iva Chapel, officiated by Rev. Leland Pitts.  Burial will follow at New Silverbrook Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of Jan Pitts and will receive friends at the Mortuary prior to the service on Sunday from 12pm – 1:30pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, Iva Chapel, is assisting the family.