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Christine Howard Burchette
Funeral Time: Friday, December 31st at 11:30AM
Christine Howard Burchette, retired elementary school teacher, passed away on November 7, 2021 at the age of 71, in Lexington, Kentucky. Chris grew up in Harlan, Kentucky, earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at Berea College, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Union College. She was a private person and one of her oldest friends said “Chris has always been so calm and quite but underneath that she has reserves of steel” and a niece said “she had the best laugh, the sweetest voice, she was the kindest human with the sweetest spirit.” Chris enjoyed a happy and relaxing ten years of retirement from teaching and was an avid reader and walker. She and her husband Bobby always enjoyed their lunches out together. Chris was preceded in death by her parents Kelly and Tannie Howard, brother James Howard and her beloved husband Dr. Bobby Wayne Burchette. She is survived by her daughter Kellie Ann Burchette Goldstein, son-in-law David Bruce Goldstein, and grandson Gavin Spencer Goldstein and also five sisters, Jean Barrier, and husband Jack; Joyce Hardy; Annette Mangino, and husband Paul; Debbie Dozier, and husband Phillip; and Peggy Haywood, and husband Allen; three brothers, Don Howard, and wife Linda; Fred Howard, and wife Rhonda; Michael Howard, and wife Pat and sister-in-law Susan. Married and inseparable for 52 years, Chris and Bobby will be honored together in a Celebration of Life Reception from 11:30am-1:30pm on December 31, 2021, at Malone's Prime Events & Receptions 3373 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY and live streamed at: https://zoom.us/j/97959380550?pwd=NzV6RWhVelpRT1dBU2FhNUhzUldvUT09 Meeting ID: 979 5938 0550
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Berea College in memory of Christine Burchette at: https://give.berea.edu/give/191405/?fbclid=IwAR1Cn4Rm8vNazA_MJtyRSk0uYEiqWAm1MC3t8Ig2USI11gn73Db5Cmp5Wlg#!/donation/checkout