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Nita Burdette

Nita Fornea Burdette of Cambridge, Maryland, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Born on March 14, 1922, in Angie, Louisiana. Mrs. Burdette was the daughter of the late Iddo Ball Fornea and Beulah Harrell Fornea.

Mrs. Burdette, a registered nurse, met her husband-to-be, Dr. Lewis M. Burdette, at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, during his internship. On September 9, 1944, they married. A well-respected physician and friend in the Cambridge community, Dr. Burdette died on June 22, 2000.

After finishing his residency in Washington, the Burdettes moved to Cambridge with their two young daughters in 1953. Throughout her life in Cambridge, Mrs. Burdette remained active in community affairs. She taught Red Cross Home Nursing for two years at what was to become Dorchester General Hospital. She was a long-time volunteer of the hospital auxiliary and a charter member of the Robin Hood Shop. She has been a continuing, active member of the Dorchester County Historical Society, where she served on the Board of Trustees and as a docent. A long-time member of Zion United Methodist Church, she served on the Restoration Campaign, Administrative Board, and Board of Trustees.

She is survived by her two daughters, Diane Burdette Blanche of New Orleans and Debbie Burdette Ihrman and her husband, Bruce of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Frederick Blanche and his wife, Renee, Lewis B. Blanche, and Katherine Taylor Creecy; great-grandson, Alexander Lewis Borie Blanche; and her brother, Iddo, Jr. and numerous relatives in Louisiana.

Preceding in death were two brothers, Mason and Bishop, her sister, Yvonne, and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Stuart Creecy.

A memorial service will be held at her home at Noon on Saturday, July 31. Mrs. Burdette’s nephew, The Reverend Stanley Fornea, will preside at this celebration of her life to which friends and neighbors are invited. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Thorn Rose Cemetery; Staunton, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Burdette's name to a charity of one's choice.

Born: March 14, 1922
Place of Birth: Louisiana
Death: July 24, 2010
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA


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Posted by: Jim & Eileen Mahan So sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. 08/06/2010 Posted by: Judy Joines Debbie and Family...So sorry to hear about your Mom...please know tht my thoughts are prayers are with each of you. Take care ... JUDY 08/03/2010 Posted by: Stephanie Tortu Diane and Debbie, All of your friends in New Orleans are sorry to hear of your loss. I was glad to have the chance to meet your mom on her last visit. My thoghts are with you at this time. 07/28/2010 Posted by: SEWELL HUBBERT WHAT A SPECIAL LADY! 07/28/2010 Posted by: PHYLLIS FRAZIER-JAMES RETIRED REGISTERED NURSE WHO WAS A LONG TIME PROFESSIONAL FRIEND OF DR. BURDETTE AND A PATIENT OF HIS WHEN NECESSARY. ACQUAINTANCE OF MRS. BURDETTE AND WE WOULD OFTEN SEE EACH OTHER IN THE BAKERY. OUR COMMUNITY HAS LOST A GRACIOUS LADY. MY SINCERE COMDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU. 07/27/2010 Posted by: Sylvia Brohawn Debbie & Diane: My thoughts and prayers of sympathy are with you as you grieve the loss of your Mom. What a great lady she was.May the many wonderful memories that you share bring relief to your heart at this time. 07/27/2010 Posted by: Ginnie and Sewell Matthews, Sr. One of God's angels placed on earth - a lovely lady. 07/26/2010 Posted by: Doris and Karen Fornea and Josh Dear Diane, Debbie, and family. We were so saddened to hear of Aunt Nita's passing. She and Mom had many a wonderful conversation in the past year. The spoke on the phone often and Mom said she was always upbeat and made Moms day to talk to her. She was a wonderful lady and I always looked up to her and Uncle Lewis as well. She will be missed. Wish we could be there with you all but our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, all our love. Karen, Doris, and Josh 07/26/2010

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