Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blonnie "Honey" Mae Burkhalter

Honey Mae Burkhalter, 93, of  Orlando, passed away  Monday, November 5th, 2012 at her grandson's home.  Honey was born in Alabama, the  daughter of the late Willie Joe and Alice Parham.   She was a homemaker,  employed as a Bell telephone operator and an over the road team truck driver.  She and her late husband Jess had his and her motorcyles (as they loved to ride).  Honey was  also a professional boxing trainer.  Out of 324 fights, her husband Jess (who she trained) won 319.   She was an incredible sewer and loved cardinals and butterflies. 

Honey is predeceased by her son Ray (1980) and her husband Jess (2007).  She leaves to cherish her memory grandsons, Michael Burkhalter of Ocoee, Jesse Burkhalter of Orlo Vista, Joe Burkhalter of Winter Garden; great grandchildren, Samantha Burkhalter of Valdosta, Brooke Burkhalter of Maitland, Jessica Keeley of Ocoee, Sage Keeley of Deland; Jennifer Burkhalter, Joey Burkhalter, Joanie Burkhalter of Winter Garden, Andrea Burkhalter of South Florida; 1 great-great grandchild, Peyton Perkins of Valdosta. 

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6 - 8 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Dobbs Funeral Home,  with Pastor Harvey Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.




Kelly said...

Michael, Jesse, and Joe: I would like to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of our dear Grandmother. We can all be comforted by what the scriptures say found at Revelation 21:4 "And he will out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I hope that your sadness will quickly fade and your hearts and minds will overflow with happy memories and all the love that was shared.

Samantha Burkhalter said...

Look at my beautiful Grandmother! She was absolutely stunning! No one can ever fathom how much I loved and admired that woman! I will miss her so much and I will cherish the memory of her and the memories we had together. Now she can join the love her life, my baba, in heaven. I love you honey! We will see each other again someday! Until then, every time I see a cardinal I will think of you! I love you!