Molly Evalena (Outlaw) Burnett age 94, of
Orlando/Cocoa, passed peacefully to be with her Lord on March 24, 2013 with her
family at her bedside. Evalena was born in Jacksonville, Florida on
December 18, 1918 to Hammitt D. and Daisy Rebecca Outlaw. She grew up in
Sumter County where her parents were among the early settlers in Mabel along
with her beloved sisters and brothers. She married Marvin Merle Burnett
on March 1, 1942 in Lake City and they remained happily wed until his death on
September 20, 1973. Evalena enjoyed retirement after 25 years of service
as a school bus driver with Orange County, where she was much loved and
respected by the students.
She fulfilled her life with world travel,
gardening, and most importantly, as matriarch and mentor to her family.
She was an active member with Delaney Street Baptist Church since the 1950;s
until her move to Cocoa in 2007 to be under the loving care of daughter and
son-in-law, Becky and Wayne Sanders. Her greatest joys in life were
serving others and fellowship with family.
Left to cherish her memory are
her children, Phil Burnett (Billie Rae of Baton Rouge; Kay Mazak (Paul) of
Center Hill; Becky Sanders (Wayne) of Cocoa; Harvey Burnett (Jill) of Orlando;
Tonya Koch (Ken) of Inverness; and Robin Burnett of Ormond Beach. She is
also survived by 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great
grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will hold a
visitation at Linden Baptist Church, 4344 S.R. 50, Webster, on Thursday, March
28, 2013 at 10:00 with services following at 11:00. Interment will be at
Linden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Delaney Street Baptist Church, 1919 S. Delaney St., Orlando, FL 32806; or
Linden Baptist Church.