Hortense Ireland Burdett passed away on April 5, 2021, at the age of 99.
She was born May 20, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, Collie Anderson Burdett, Jr. She was the first daughter of Carl A. Ireland and Orie Rutlege Ireland (both deceased). She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a homemaker, a seamstress, a caterer, a cake decorator, and a member of the O.E.S., serving as Past Matron twice. She also worked in a factory but, was most proud of being a farmer’s wife. At the age of 65, she took painting lessons and continued to paint until she was 89 years old. She was a member of several clubs in Ashburn and Tifton, including several Travel Clubs. As a couple, the Burdett’s traveled to every state in the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as Canada & Mexico.
Mrs. Burdett is the mother of two daughters, Margie B. Arrington (Richard Arrington) and Peggy B. Ingle, seven grandchildren, Andy Arrington (deceased) Brad Ingle, Scott Arrington (deceased) Brent Ingle (deceased), April Arrington, Dawn Arrington and David C. Arrington, eight great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Burdett had one sister, Frankie Lilly Wiggins (deceased) and three brothers, Carl Jackson Ireland (deceased), Joe Boyd Ireland (deceased) and Eddie Mack Ireland.
Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery. For those who wish to sign the family's guest register and pay their respects, you may do so from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Perry Funeral Chapel.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Tiftarea, Inc., 618 North Central Ave., Tifton, GA 31794.