Lester Lee GREGORY Letha Louise Elizabeth GREGORY Margaret Eleanor GREGORY Jack Vance GREGORY David Few GREGORY Thomas M BURNETTE Julie Anne BURNETTE Jerry BURNETTE Thomas M BURNETTE Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Zella Love VANCE Mini tree diagram

Mattie Kathryn GREGORY1,2,2

20th Sep 19391,2 - 23rd Feb 20162,2

Life History

20th Sep 1939

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2

after Feb 2016

Death of Thomas M BURNETTE.2

23rd Feb 2016


27th Feb 2016

Buried in Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.2

Other facts


Married Thomas M BURNETTE


Birth of daughter Julie Anne BURNETTE


Birth of son Jerry BURNETTE


Birth of son Thomas M BURNETTE


  • 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 9 May, 8th District,Enumeration District 45-15, Page 9B, Hse #148, Owns $300
    Gregory, Lester Head M W 41 Married Grade 8 b Tennessee Same place in1935 Cannery Laborer [b abt 1890]
    Gregory, Zella L Wife F W 43 Married Grade H4 b Tennessee Same placein 1935 [b abt 1897]
    Gregory, Mattie K Dau F W 6mos Grade 0 b Tennessee Same place in 1935[b abt Oct 1939]

    The memorial for Matte on Find a Grave includes her full obituary.

    Mattie Kathryn "Kathy" Gregory Burnette
    Birth Sep 20, 1939, USA
    Death Feb 23, 2016, USA

    Mattie Kathryn "Kathy" Burnette - age 76 of Knoxville passed awaypeacefully Tuesday, February 23, 2016. She was the absolute bestmother to her children and a wonderful grandmother. Her family was themost important thing in her life and their lives will be forevertouched by her.

    Kathy helped start a very successful family business over 30 years agoand was a very savvy business woman. She was a lady that was veryinvolved in her community. She was instrumental in getting a PTAstarted at Halls Elementary School in the late 60's and later helpingto establish a medical clinic at the Halls Middle School. Morerecently she was a member of the Halls Cross Roads Women's Leaguesince its inception, many years ago. Kathy and her husband Tom werestrong supporters and sponsors of The Fantasy of Trees and Children'sHospital.

    As her daughter became interested in playing youth softball, shestarted coaching and became very successful, but most importantly shewas a mentor to young girls. Her two sons also were active in sportsand she never missed a game all the way through their college playingdays. Her love and support of her children naturally flowed through toher grandchildren. She didn't miss a single game as her grandsonplayed multiple sports and most notably as he became a very successfulquarterback, ultimately landing him at the University of Colorado inBoulder.

    Her oldest granddaughter was the absolute light of her life. They wereinseparable, from the day she was born until the day Kathy passed. Oneof her proudest moments was being with her granddaughter when hergreat grandson, Luke, was born. Her youngest granddaughter lovinglyshares her name. She was very precious to her and she loved watchingher dance and play volley ball. She supported her by her presence atall of her activities. Preceded in death by her parents Lester andZella Gregory, sisters Eleanor and Louise and brother David.

    Survivors include her husband of 56 years Thomas M. Burnette, Sr.,sons Tommy Burnette, Jr. and wife Terri and Jerry Burnette and wifeMichele, daughter Julie Anne Burnette Kirkpatrick, son-in-law StanKirkpatrick, grandchildren Elle Marie Burnette, Brent Thomas Burnetteand Anna Kathryn Kirkpatrick, great-grandson Luke Parker Burnette,sisters Gladys, Edrys and Claudia. Brothers Sammy and Raymond andSpecial friend Ryann Aken.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. John Ackerfor the care he has provided. In Lieu of flowers memorial donationsmay be made to Mattie "Kathy" Burnette Memorial, Halls Cross RoadsWomen's League, PO Box 70785, Knoxville, TN, 37938.

    The Burnette family will receive friends Saturday, February 27, 2016from 5-7pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home with a Funeral Service tofollow at 7pm.

    Family and friends will meet Sunday in the Lynnhurst Cemetery at1:15pm for a 1:30pm interment service. Friends may leave theircondolences at www.berrylynnhurst.com

    Lester Lee Gregory (1896 - 1963)
    Zella Love Vance Gregory (1897 - 1977)

    Eleanor Gregory Pearson (1922 - 2012)
    Jack Vance Gregory (1924 - 2016)
    David Fue Gregory (1930 - 1988)

    Burial Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA

    Created by Susie Bullock Feb 26, 2016
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #158615308,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=158615308


  • 1. 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 9 May, 8th District,Enumeration District 45-15, Page 9B, Hse #148, Owns $300
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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