Kathleen Burleson

Published 4:47 pm Monday, December 6, 2021

Kathleen Burleson, 74, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at her residence. Kathleen was born in Roan Mountain to the late Walter and Vallie Johnson Brown. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, William Burleson; a daughter, Lisa Gail Brown Salley; and a nephew, Bobby Brown.
Kathleen was a wonderful cook, homemaker and mother. She was sassy and an excellent improviser — she was able to think quick and work efficiently in all situations. Kathleen was a Christian lady and taught Sunday School at Roan Mountain Church of God for several years and had also served as the church treasurer. Most of all, Kathleen loved her family and working in her flowers. She was a true perfectionist with her yard.
Those left to cherish Kathleen’s memories include a son, Ronnie L. Beam of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; her son-in-law, Randy Salley of North Carolina; her brother, Jack (Juanita) Brown of Virginia; and her special friend, Louise Hughes. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate Kathleen’s life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 9, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Randy English officiating. Music will be provided by Janet Paschal. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 10, in the Smith Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Brown and Greg Brown, Richard Brown and Israel King. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. The family would like to especially thank Kathleen’s son-in-law, Randy Salley, for his care and support. Also, thank you to Kathleen’s hospice nurses with Avalon Hospice. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Burleson family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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