Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mrs. Colbert, 89, of Lebanon. Born March 18, 1925, in Wilson County to the late Walter and Ione Watson Helton, she died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Lebanon Health & Rehab Center.
A member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Colbert had a very successful career with BellSouth Telephone, retiring from AT&T after 42 years.
The family will receive friends Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday after 12 Noon at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Bro. Don McElroy.
Survivors include: her daughter Connie Burke Colbert and granddaughter Ashley Shannon Colbert; and a niece, Patricia Kopp.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Homer W. Burke on May 7, 2012.
Pallbearers: James Grisham, Doug Hulse, Donny Jordan, Ken Colbert, Jimmy Bennett and Randy Dewitt.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, New Leash on Life or to Vanderbilt Heart, Vanderbilt Gift Processing PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, 37240-7727.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.