Obituary of Laura Ruth Burnette
Laura Ruth Burnette went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2020 at the age of 77. She was born in Rosenberg, TX, to Mart and Lynn Cole, on December 3, 1942. She attended high school at Lamar until her family moved to Waco. There, she graduated from Waco High School in 1961 and went on to attend Baylor University. During her years in high school and at Baylor University, she enjoyed playing the clarinet and participating in the marching band. She met the love of her life, Dan Darwin Burnette, married in 1965 and celebrated 55 years of marriage this year. Together they raised a daughter, Melissa and two sons, Lance and Jeff. Being a mother was one of her greatest joys and passions. She devoted all her time to them in their early years, then went on to a successful career at Medical City of Dallas. There she spent more than 20 years, and worked as Head of the Cancer Registry. She really loved the work that she did at the hospital and all the great friends (lunch bunch), that she built lifetime bonds with. Ruth and Dan have been members of the Heights Church for more than 40 years. She was also the Director of First Grade Sunday School and taught for more than 25 years. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, decorating, and cooking, which she enjoyed a close bond, in these activities, with her mother and sister. She lived her life with a strong faith and devotion to the Lord. We know that she is watching over us and is reunited with all those that preceded her in death, including her father and mother, Mart and Lynn Cole, and daughter, Melissa. She is survived by her husband; Dan, two sons and their spouse; Lance and wife Vanessa, and Jeff, sister; Cathy and husband; Michael, brother; Kip and wife; Debbie, grandchildren; Jayden, Kaylee, Jack, and Luke, as well as many nephews and nieces who all loved her so much. Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Heights Church in Richardson, TX. Funeral arrangements are being made by Merit Memorial Funeral Cremation & Care. Flowers and donations may be sent to The Heights Church at 201 W Renner Rd in Richardson, TX. 75080. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all family and friends for the love and support during this time.