Marie (Burnette) Hale

November 09, 1937 ‒ August 10, 2021

Cardington, Ohio

Lona “Marie” (Burnette) Hale, 83 of Cardington, Ohio passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, August 10, 2021, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio.

Born November 9th, 1937 in Cedar Bluff, Virginia, the daughter of the late James Franklin and Laura Elizabeth (Fields) Burnette Sr. Marie earned her GED and went on to earn her associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College.

Marie worked in several nursing homes and restaurants, but her most accomplished work was raising her five children. Marie was a Godly woman, she loved teaching not only her children but the children of the community about the Lord, not by her words but by her actions. Marie was a member of the Laymans Chapel Church in Virginia, the Ashley United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, and for the past 9 years was active at the East Side Mission Church in Delaware. Marie enjoyed crafts and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Marie never knew a stranger and wanted to take care of everyone. Those close to her will remember her as the wonderful, loving, caring, selfless, and God-fearing woman that she was.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arnold Junior Hale in 1997, daughter Donna Mullins in 2019, brother Bill Burnette, and sisters Wilma Sargent, and Peggy Lester.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Gary (Besta) Hale, Tommy Hale (Robin Adams), Darlene (Robert) Shell, and Carolyn Hale; son-in-law Terry Mullins; grandchildren Andrew Hale, Elaine (Derek) Miller, Cassie (Shane) Pumphrey, Maggie Hale, Victoria Hale, Avery Davis, Jeff Shell, Chris Shell, and Tommy Pumphrey; brother Jim (Della) Burnette; sister-in-law Nell Burnette,  dozens of nieces & nephews who “Aunt Ree showered with love.”

The family will receive friends Friday, August 13, 2021, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Snyder -Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Pastor Donnie Akers will officiate funeral services on Saturday at 2:30 pm at the East Side Mission Church, 32 Joy Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015, where friends may call one and a half  hour prior to the 2:30 pm service. Additional calling hours will be held Monday, August 16, 2021, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1116 Cedar Valley Drive, Cedar Bluff, Virginia, where entombment will follow at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery, in Richlands, Virginia. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are as follows; Dave Young, Robert Shell, Adam Clark, Brad Ferrell, Mark Davis, Derek Miller, Andrew Hale, Shannon Hampton, Jeff Hampton, Evan Ferrell, Frank Sargent, Toni Shutts, Keith Smith, Tommy Hale and Gary Hale. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Drew Belpedio, and Dr. Matthew Fuerst.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed towards the East Side Mission Church Building Fund, 32 Joy Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve the Hale family.

  • Aunt Ree💜💙, an amazing lady, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and soul. When I think of her tonight, I think of the deep faith and joy that you could hear in her voice from my earliest memories. She would sing or speak of faith, and you could feel it. I think of the countless meals, songs, hours of family time… not nearly enough, but each a blessing. I think of her kind words, or quiet hugs. I have images of her and mom working, laughing, watching movies, telling stories, and even sneaking naps side by side. No doubt she loved us all, and we will meet again, but now, she is home, her reward, Heavens gain, and our heavy hearts.

  • Aunt Marie was a loving, caring lady. She knew no stranger and made everyone feel like family, me included. She is well loved and will be greatly missed. We will all see each other again.

  • To all Marie’s loved ones: I’m sorry she had to leave you for a while. I know how hard losing your Mom is. I’m praying for you each of you to have comfort and peace. Heaven will be even better when you get to hug your mom snd dad again.❤️🙏✝️

  • Your tasting Heaven now and living in the glory and presence of God. I’ll see you there before long!
    All my love! Mike

  • I’m so very sorry. Marie was a delight to all that knew her. May the love of our Lord surround you all.

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of this special lady. I will always remember her beautiful smiles she had anytime she would see you.she was one of God special angels that he needed home to be by his side.I wish I could say something to ease the pain but there are no words but do remember we all are here for you and we love. Sorry I couldn’t be there I love you all and miss you too.

  • Carolyn, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know exactly how that feels. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all..