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Doris E. Burkett Preston

May 14, 1922 — May 6, 2020

Doris E. Kneece Burkett-Preston, age 97, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at her residence.

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Harold (Brenda) Burkett, Rev. Bobby (Glenda) Burkett; step sons, Jimmy Preston, Ray Preston; daughters, Sara (Calvin) Burgess, Mary Ellen (Billy) Wells, Margie (Halvey) Perdue; step daughter, Martha Lee; special family member who is like a daughter, Ann Burgess; twenty 26 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Quitman and Lilly Poole Kneece; son, James Robert Burkett; two brothers; three sisters; and husband’s; Robert Moses Burkett and Johnny Preston.

Ms. Preston served the Lord for many years and is now enjoying her great reward. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

A graveside service celebrating her life will be held on Thursday May 14th, 2020 at 2pm at Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery with Pastor Jonathan Randall officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

For those who aren’t able to attend the graveside service, it will be livestreamed on the Napier Funeral Home Facebook page.

Pallbearers will be: Andy Johnston, O’Neal Johnston, Burk Johnston, Gary Burkett, Jerry Burkett and Billy “Buddy” Wells.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at

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