A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Deadera Aldridge Burnette, 56 of Decatur, Alabama will be 1:00 PM, Saturday at Bridge Builders Church International with the Reverend Emma White, Pastor of Redeeming Love Outreach officiating and entombment in Roselawn Memory Gardens. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5:30-7:00 at Reynolds Funeral Home. Mrs. Burnette passed away on September 8, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital.
Deadera was born August 9, 1960 in Decatur, AL to the late Murray Alexander and Virgie Belle Julian. She departed this life on September 8, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital. Years later Virgie married Percy O ’Neal Aldridge and he adopted Deadera as his own.
She was affectionately known to her family and friends as ‘Dee Dee” and to grandkids and their neighborhood friends as “Mama Dee Dee.” confessed her life to Christ at an early age. She became a member of Progressive Outreach Ministries and later joined Redeeming Love Outreach Ministries where she was an avid member.
Deadra had an infectious smile that would light up an entire room. She loved to sing and dance and was always known as the “life of the party.” Dee Dee never met a stranger. Christmas was her favorite holiday which she made sure everyone had a gift and felt loved.
Dee Dee was preceded in death by her fathers, Murray Alexander and Percy Aldridge as well as her grandparents Lofton and Florida Julian.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband of 23 years, Jimmy Burnette; her mother, Virgie Belle Aldridge; three children, Nashanda Chairs (Jontez), Charles Tony Aldridge (Anquinette) and Desmond Jaques Aldridge; two sisters, Jacueline Renee Fuqua (Fred) and Bridgete Aldridge; three brothers; Mark Alexander, Jacques Alexander and Nicole Alexander (LaTressa); seven grandkids, Jimari Aldridge, Simiyah and Portia Cannon, Desirae Aldridge, Haley Jackson, Kenneth Cannon III, and Charles West Aldridge; one great-granddaughter, Bailey Kamri Aldridge; four loving nephews, Renardo Aldridge, Deshad Aldridge, Dray Davis, and Joshua Alexander; four nieces, Virgie Simmons, Kamiyah, Jillina, and Jasmine Alexander; a loving step-mother, Anita Reed Alexander; special daughter, Monique Barker and a host of other special relatives and friends.