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Roger Burdette

December 31, 1969 — February 16, 2021

Roger Burdette

Mr. Roger Gene Burdette, 57, of Bells Ferry Road, Fortsonia Community, Elberton, husband of Beth Cryder Burdette, passed away on Tuesday, the 16th of February, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Roger was born in Elberton on the 23rd of August, 1963, son of Jesse Woodfin Burdette and the late Jeanette Brown Burdette. He was a 1981 graduate of Elbert County High School and was employed as a Production Specialists at Fiber Visions in Athens. Roger was a member of Fortsonia Baptist Church and grew up attending Harmony Baptist Church. "Poppy" enjoyed golfing, spending time in the mountains, and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Beth; daughters: Kassidy and Joe Sanders, Katelin and Kyle Williams, and Coral Okey; father, Jesse; siblings: Donald and Joan Burdette, Linda and Bubba Davis, and Ralph Burdette and Kathy Moorhead; grandchildren: Keeley Sanders, Hoby and Arden Sanders, and Garrett Sanders and Madi Gray; mother-in-law, Annette Madden Yeargin; father-in-law, Terry Cryder; brother-in-law, John Cryder and Sandra House; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his brother, Lanier Burdette.

Funeral services celebrating Roger's life will be held on Friday, the 19th of February, at 3 o'clock at Fortsonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Lyn Kellum officiating. Private interment will be in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Roger will be placed in the church at 2 o'clock on Friday.

The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Thursday, the 18th of February.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to T.J. & Friends Foundation, P.O. Box 6161, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Roger Gene Burdette.

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