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Barbara Burkett Lilley

In Loving Memory

Barbara Burkett Lilley

3/19/1939 - 5/7/2017

Barbara Burkett Lilley, 78, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother of Pearland, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  She was born March 19, 1939 to Oscar B. Burkett and Florine Cline Burkett in Marietta, Oklahoma.

Barbara was born in Marietta, Oklahoma and moved to Texas when she was five years old.  She spent her youth in Friendswood and Pearland, Texas.  She graduated from Pearland High School in 1957.  She attended Sam Houston State where she met the love of her life, Claude.  They were married in 1958 and lived in Jacinto City until 1966.  That year they moved to Pearland and made that their home and joined the First United Methodist Church.  Barbara and Claude have always had servant’s hearts and over the years volunteered countless hours in the community.  Their sons were very active in little league and High School sports. Barbara loved attending football games at the High School, College and Professional levels.

She was an active member of the Republican Women’s Association.   Barbara was always proud that the Burkett family moved to Pearland in 1937 and she was an active member of the Pearland Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Florine, father, Biffle and two brothers, Bob and Don Burkett.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Claude; their two sons, Kyle and his wife Kristi of Santa Fe, Texas and Keith of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren, Trent, Justin and Alyssa and her husband Jonathan Williams; brothers, Ronny and his wife Laurie of Friendswood, Texas; their children Rusty and his wife Melissa; their children, Zach, Sami, Tori and Marcy and her daughter Casey and Bill Burkett and his wife Peachie; their children, Lee, Bobby,Jeanette and Mindy; sister-in-law Pat Burkett; great grandchildren, Tyler Williams and Nathan Williams who will be born in August; honorary daughter Rebecca Goins Lilley of El Lago, TX; nieces, Kim and her husband Bill, their children, Eryn and Billy, their grandson William. Toni and her husband Joe, their children Joey and Lindsey; their granddaughter Leighton and Lisa and her husband John; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Pallbearers will include, Trent Lilley, Justin Lilley, Zach Burkett, Cody Bernstein, Brandon Garcia and Joey Longoria.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Avenue, Waco, Texas 76708.

Condolences may be sent to the Lilley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

May 11,2017 - 11:52 am

Cammid and Marianne Arrendell

Our hearts and prayers are going out to the family during this time of sorrow. We would love to be there with you but we are unfortunately not able to travel at this time. Claude,it was so good talking to you on the phone yesterday and recalling those lifelong wonderful memories. Barbara and you are having a special place in our hearts. Wishing you God's comfort and peace during this difficult time of loss. With our deepest sympathy, Cam and Marianne


May 9,2017 - 3:06 pm

Gina Reagan Seyl

This passing is a tremendous loss for the earth but an exceptional gain in heaven. Whether you knew her as Mrs. Lilley, Barbara or Baa-Bo, she was a loving and caring friend to all. For the past 43 years, I knew I could always go to her for love and support through a phone call or just walking through her front door (without knocking). Her home was always open to her Shadycrest family and many others. Enjoy your renewed health in heaven...until we are together again.


May 9,2017 - 8:17 am

Charline Cline Palmer

My heart aches for our family loss. Barbara was gifted with a sweet and loving spirit which was priceless leaving numerous memories for me to cherish.


May 9,2017 - 12:45 pm

Jeanette Burkett

My heart hurt that my Aunt Barbara has past a way my prayer go out to the family and friends that love her. She will be miss.


May 8,2017 - 9:16 pm

Kathy & Ted Gaddy

Our prayers are with all of you. Barbara was such a wonderful lady. So glad we had the opportunity to spend time with her recently. ❤️


May 8,2017 - 2:27 pm

Danny Tostado

Heartfelt condolences to both the Lilley and Burkett families. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


May 11,2017 - 4:20 pm

Amy Coiner

Sending my love and prayers! What an amazing, loving and precious soul! Only knew her as aunt Barbara and cherish my memories with her and Marcy. Blessed to have known her!


May 12,2017 - 12:21 am

Anton & Pat Smajstrls

We are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful person. Prayers are with your family during this time


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