Michael “Mike” Morris Burnette, age 64, of Troy, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 7, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery with Green Hills Funeral Home directing. Serving as pallbearers will be George Grady, Stephen Long, Butch Cupps, Todd Long, Dalton Lanier, and Wiley Brantley. Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Foster. Visitation will be Monday, December 7, 2020, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mike called home to the River Region most of his life, spending time in Clanton, Montgomery, and Eclectic before making his way to Troy. He owned and operated Mike’s Pro Painting as a successful and recommended business for more than 30 years. He also dabbled with other jobs, notably raising Boxer dogs and serving as a softball coach for his daughters’ Montgomery City League team. Mike was a collector, dabbling in knives and swords and a gathering of critters that included chickens, rabbits, goats, peacocks, and pigs. He appreciated the solitude of fishing with a cold supply of suds, the grandeur of Alabama football, the speed of Jimmy Johnson NASCAR racing, the nostalgia of classic western movies, and the fellowship camping as a family at Wind Creek every summer. Mike loved, sometimes it was tough love, but always true love, and that is the greatest gift he could have left to cherish.
Mike is survived by his daughters, Stacey Harris, Sharon Carpenter, Amanda Grady (George), Shanestie Cupps (Butch), and Tiffany Long (Stephen); grandchildren, Kaitlin Burnette, Alyssa Burnette, Gabby Grady, Chloe Grady, Madelynn Cantrell, Tanner Harris, Natalie Smith, Jaci Long, Brailynn Long, Dalton Lanier, Alex Lanier, Jonathan Lanier, and Hannah Carpenter; special niece, Suzie Thornton; and his beloved granddog, Graci. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tawana Burnette; mother, Marie Burnette Jones; father, Bo Burnette; brothers, Warren and Allen Scarbrough; and sisters, Sara Robinson and Ruby Scarbrough.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Griffith Walters and his staff for their diligent care. Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burnette family.
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