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Faith Burnette

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Sept. 30, 1959-Jan. 28, 2009

Faith L. Burnette, 49, of Naytahwaush, died Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in her home.

Faith was born to Thelma (Wadena) and Floyd Coleman on Sept. 30, 1959 in White Earth. She grew up around and near the White Earth Reservation. Faith attended school in Mahnomen, where she graduated high school. In 1981, she moved to Minneapolis, until 1995, when she moved back to Naytahwaush, where she has resided since.

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The last year of Faith's life was spent with the Goodwin Family, whom she loved and was very proud to be a part of their family. She enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends, playing card games and drinking lots of coffee. Faith's pride and joy were her 10 grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and watching them grow. We can't forget about her casino man (Mr. Cashman), as she enjoyed him anytime she could.

Faith will be missed deeply and although she may be gone, she will live on in her loved ones, including her five children: daughter Chasity (Kenneth "Bunk" Taylor III) Burnette of Naytahwaush, sons Chad (Jolene Kier) Burnette, Sr., of Naytahwaush, Cory (Heidi Goodwin) Burnette, Sr., of Mahnomen, Craig Burnette, Sr., also of Naytahwaush, and Robert Hatfield of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren; her mother and stepfather, Thelma and Ronald Coleman of Naytahwaush; one sister, Sherlene Wakemup; three brothers, David (Beth) Burnette, Floyd Burnette and Jeffery Coleman, all of Naytahwaush; several nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

Preceding Faith in death were her father, Floyd Coleman, Sr.; sister, Denise; a brother, Delmer; and a nephew, Adam "Ice" Burnette.

Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 and continues until the time of services Tuesday at the Sports Complex in Naytahwaush; there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Sports Complex in Naytahwaush, with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Russell Auginaush, Michael "Bud" Keezer, Charlie Littlewolf, Sonny Wadena, Andrew "AJ" Goodwin and Irah Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers will include Steven "Jodo" Goodwin, Norm Van Pelt, Wayne Goodman, Boon Wadena, Marcus St. Clair, Don Goodwin and family and all Faith's nieces, nephews and cousins.

Interment will be in the Free Gospel Alliance Cemetery in Naytahwaush. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen and Winger, Minn. An online guestbook is available at www.andersommattson.com.

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