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Leo C. Burnette, Sr. "Syke", 95, of Harrisburg, transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital.

He was born in North Carolina, son of the late Elijah and Flora (Johnson) Burnette, a graduate of The Old Steelton High School, a U. S. Army Veteran of WW II and retired from the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry.

Syke was a centerfielder for the former Harrisburg Giants and in his leisure, loved to go to the Racetrack.

He leaves to celebrate his life, his loving wife of 72 years, Maggie Burnette; his son & daughter-in-law, Leo C., Jr. and Joan Burnette; his two grandchildren, Leo C. III and his wife, Katrina Burnette and Pamela Burnette; five great grands; three great-great grands; his daughter, Victoria Shaffer and a host of other relatives and friends.

Leo's life will be celebrated on Thursday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton with viewing 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. and burial in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Major H. Winfield Funeral Home
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Maggie, we're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez