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Edmund Cody Burnett, Jr., 66 of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Sunday, December 2, 2018 at UNC Rex Hospital, in Raleigh, NC.


Mr. Burnett, was born in Arlington, VA, the son of the late Edmund C. Burnett, Sr. and Martha McCoy Burnett.

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, with a PHD, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University and a Master’s degree from East Carolina University.

His sister, Caroline Burnett also preceded him in death.

A retired psychologist, he worked as Director of Outpatient Services at Riverstone Counseling and Personal Development (Formerly Halifax County Mental Health Center) for twenty-seven years. He retired from Five County Mental Health Authority, after six years, as Director of Outpatient Services, a beloved Supervisor. He retired in June 2015 from Carriage House, his private practice.

He is survived by: his wife of forty-two years, Ellen Reed Burnett; his son Cody Burnett, III; and his wife Alison Grace Burnett; his grandson, Ellis Asher Burnett, all of Clarkston, GA.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 16 East Fifth Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC, on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 3:00 PM, With Rev. Joe Sandoval officiating. A reception will follow in the Loy Building.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donation to: First Presbyterian Church, 16E. 5th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or Echo Farm, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: wrennclarkehagan.com