Scholitta Burrus
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Scholitta Burrus, 62, of Brookport, passed away at 4:27 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Baptist Health Paducah as a result of injuries sustained in a tornado that hit Brookport.

Scholitta was born Dec. 22, 1950 in Metropolis to Horace and Ezra Mae Heflin Lange.

She married Jackie Joe Burrus on June 29, 1973 in Metropolis.

Scholitta and Jackie Joe shared 39 years of marriage together, before he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2013.

Scholitta was a homemaker. She was a 1968 graduate of Metropolis Community High School and was a member of the Brookport Church of God

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include one son, Jackie Burrus, of Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers, Harold Lange and wife Linda and Buck Lange and wife Dorothy, all of Metropolis; two sisters, Kay Rude and husband Ed of Campas and Cookie Stites of Paducah; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margie Lange of Metropolis, Sandy Randles and husband Ted of Unionville and Peggy Wetherington and husband Roy, Wilma Walls and husband Willard, Norma Varvel, Annie Harris and husband Darrel, Donnie Burrus and wife Bonnie, Roy Wetherington and Jimmie Galbraith, all of Brookport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, David, Bobby and Donnie Lange; one sister, Martha Wetherington; one sister-in-law, Gail Galbraith; and two brothers-in-law, Jimmie Burrus and Gary Varvel.

Funeral service was held Saturday at Brookport Church of God with Rev. Charles Tate and Pastor Jeremy Beggs officiating.

Music was provided by Darla Tate, soloist; and Betty Holt, pianist.

Burial followed at Otterbien Cemetery in Pope County. Pallbearers were Ed Rude, Jimmy Lange, Mike Wetherington, Roger Wetherington, Johnnie Wetherington and James Burrus.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City was in charge of arrangements.

—Paid Obituary—

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