Jeanette Faye Hollis Burke was born on July 10th 1941 in Porter, Texas to Jay Lynn Hollis and Lola Mae Curry Hollis.
Jeanette was proceeded in death by her brother, James Leon Hollis “Jimmy”, her parents Jay and Lola Mae, and the love of her life, Gerald Lynn Burke.
Jeanette is survived by her sisters, Margaret Henderson and her husband Gary Bryant and Kim Ward and her husband Mike.
Jeanette is also survived by her children Danna Walker and her husband Russ. Chris Burke and his wife Karen. Becky Klanke and her husband Jesse.
Jeanette also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jared Walker and his wife Kim, Jake Walker and his wife Megan, Colton Burke, Addyson Klanke and Emma Klanke. Great grandchildren, Jacey Walker and Kallie Jeanette Walker.
Jeanette also leaves behind, to mourn her, her devoted dog Jimmy, who never left her side.
Jeanette will also be missed by a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jeanette graduated from Charles Bender High School in 1959. Jeanette and Gerald were married on September 30, 1961 in Humble Texas. The remained living happily in Humble for the rest of their lives.
Jeanette graduated from Nursing School in 1962 and was a practicing RN for over 35 years. She worked at several hospitals in and around the Houston area. When Northeast Medical Center opened in Humble in the 1970s, she was one of their 1st employees. Jeanette retired from Northeast Medical Center as the Charge Nurse of the Emergency Department in 1997.
Jeanette enjoyed doing many crafts, but her passion was painting.
She also enjoyed spending time with her family. She also treasured the time she was able to spend with her high school friends, and work family who would visit often and bring lunch.
Jeanette spent the last years of her life confined her electric scooter, however she never let that slow her down, she just adapted and carried on and tried to live as independently as possible.
If you were lucky enough to be a member of her family or someone, she considered a friend, you were fiercely loved and you knew it.
We will miss our mother, grandma and GG all the rest of our days, but we are comforted by the fact that her body was restored to perfect health upon her entry into Heaven.