Kellie Burnette

Obituary of Kellie Nichole Burnette

Kellie Nichole Burnette, 40, of Fountain Inn, SC, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born on September 5, 1979 in Xenia, OH. She leaves behind her parents, Roy and Donna (Sidenstick) Burnette of Chapin, SC; two nephews Wyatt Jaruszewicz and Jaxon Burnette-Clagg and a niece Savannah Burnette-Clagg; her paternal grandfather Don Burnette of Fairborn, OH and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Lindsey Burnette; her paternal grandmother Carol Burnette and her maternal grandparents Albert Sidenstick Jr., and Loretta Sidenstick. Kellie graduated from Hillcrest High School, Simpsonville, SC. She attended Greenville Technical College and chose to make a career in Law Enforcement. Upon graduating from the police academy in Columbia, SC she became a police officer with the city of Greenville, SC before being injured in the line of duty. When she was able to, she volunteered with the Fountain Inn Law Enforcement in SC. Kellie was a diehard Clemson fan. When you would see her you would see orange. We know that she will be over that stadium Monday night when the Clemson Tigers play for the National title once again. Kellie was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Greenville, SC and very active in the youth group during her teen years. Kellie had a heart for helping people and animals of any kind. She had a passion for law enforcement, as most do that take on this position in our communities. When she was able to she enjoyed fishing, photography and of course her animals. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all. We rest in knowing that she is with her sister and we will see them both again when we are reunited in heaven. A celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Greenville Church of the Nazarene, 1201 Haywood Rd., Greenville, SC. The Reverend James Amos will officiate. The family will receive friends for two hours following the service.
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