Kayla Burnette
October 6, 2020

Kayla Burnette, 25, passed away on October 6, 2020. Preceding her in death are her grandparents, Ebb and Mildred Burnette and Lawrence and Lucinda Spicher.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Robert and Tracy Burnette; significant other, Matthew Emerson; siblings: Lynne Skeeter, Robert Burnette, Jr. (Jessica Jacobs), and Kari Burnette (Kevin McIntosh); nieces and nephews: Nicholas Welt, Lacey McIntosh, William Burnette, Lillian Burnette, Kevin McIntosh III, and Elizabeth Burnette; three step-nieces and step-nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.

A resident of Portsmouth, Kayla graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, a member of the class of 2014. She worked as a DSD receiver at Food Lion. She enjoyed clogging, dancing for many years with Virginia Fancy Feet. Kayla loved to be outdoors – camping and fishing were two of her greatest joys. She was also a devoted Cowboys fan.

Kayla’s spirit will live on in the hearts of her family, who will miss her dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Alexander Baptist Church, 4316 Pamela Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23321.

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  • Shelby jones Posted October 9, 2020 11:14 am

    Kayla was a beautiful person inside and out my condolences to her family and friend sending prayers

  • Donna Lewis Posted October 9, 2020 12:38 pm

    I worked with Kayla and Tracy and Kerry at Food Lion. She was a hard worker and such a sweet person just like her mom and sister . I’m am so sorry for your loss and I’m praying for your family

  • Tonya Edwards Posted October 9, 2020 1:25 pm

    I am so sorry for her family’s/friends loss’. Our prayers & condolences to you all. I met Kayla a couple of times & she was an absolute joy to be around. God needed her more than we did here on Earth. Take peace in knowing that she was just that special to him!!! Love & prayers: The Edwards Family

  • Patti Sturgeon Posted October 9, 2020 6:09 pm

    I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Kayla Burnett. You will be missed. I am so sorry for the pain that you all are going through. I pray that the good Lord is with each and every one of you through this most painful ordeal. With love and prayers always. Patti Sturgeon

  • Courtney Hundley Posted October 9, 2020 6:37 pm

    I had Kayla in my early childhood education class and she was a spark of life working around those preschoolers and had a good heart regardless of the circumstances. She will be missed but always remembered. Love, Mrs. Hundley

  • Jonathan Casper Posted October 10, 2020 1:48 am

    Kayla was such a beautiful person on the inside and out..I’m so grateful that I got to know her.sending my love and prayers to the Burnette family during this heartbreaking time..I love you all sooooo much

  • Tammy Andre Posted October 10, 2020 6:39 pm

    Kayla was a sweet spirit. I worked with her and Tracy and her sister Kerri. Rest In Peace Kayla. You will be missed and your memory will live on through your family and friends.

  • Claris Garcia Posted October 10, 2020 9:56 pm

    My condolences to your family, may you rest in peace now, I know you’ll be watching over your family like the true angel that you are…you will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Nick & Susan Nespoli Posted October 11, 2020 5:15 pm

    I remember Kayla as a little girl on the dance team. Such a sweet family. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dawn Lamarche Posted October 13, 2020 3:06 pm

    Sending my condolences to Kayla’s family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. She was loved very much and will certainly be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

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