March 2, 1918 - August 14, 2011
Ardenia Burchett Cates was born March 2, 1918 in Burns City, Texas to her parents, Abraham Garfield and Anna May (Bongerant) Crabtree. She passed away peacefully at her residence in Farmers Branch on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the age of 93 years young. Ardenia married Arnold Burchett in 1937 in Pilot Point, Texas and raised their four children in a loving and godly home in Aubrey and Green Valley, Texas. Arnold and Ardenia were married 57 wonderful years when Arnold passed away in August 1994. Thanksgiving of 2002 Ardenia married Rev. J. W. Cates and they had over 4 happy years together before his death in July 2005. Ardenia was a Godly woman who loved the Lord and served him faithfully continuing to seek him in prayer even into her last days. She was a member for 25 years at Christian Center Assembly of God in Farmers Branch, Texas where her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Weldon and Margaret Burchett pastor. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Burchett and second husband, J.W. Cates and also, her grandson, Gary Smith. She is survived by her four children; Joyce Evans and husband, Rev. Paul Evans of Seymour, Texas, Margaret Jo Herndon and husband, Ray Herndon of Carrollton, Texas, Rev. Weldon Burchett and wife, Margaret Burchett of Farmers Branch, Texas and Herbert Burchett and wife, Lanelle of Gainesville, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Willard Crabtree of Thackerville, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews and beloved friends. She will be greatly missed by all her family and her friends at Christian Center.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:00 am at Christian Center Assembly of God, 13505 Josey Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Interment will follow the service at Roselawn Memorial Park, Roselawn Road, Denton, Texas. Ardenia
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