Jeanette May Burnside 1945-2020

VIENNA — Jeanette “Nette” May Burnside, 74, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, after a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s and its complications.

Jeanette was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Charles Burnside and Charlotte (Balshon) Burnside.

Jeanette enjoyed listening to music and doing crafts, especially coloring. She will fondly be remembered for saying “Come here, Honey” with her arms held high to give a wonderful big bear hug. Jeanette also cherished her baby dolls, as she was rarely seen without one in her arms.

She had attended No Limits Alternate Center’s Day Program for many years before retiring in April 2020.

Jeanette leaves behind her three roommates, Janet V., Patricia L. and Lisa P. She was preceded in death by a dear friend and previous roommate, Mary “Chrissy” Hyatt. Her loved ones also included her extended family of caregivers of New Leaf Residential Services. She was cared for, for years as if she was a part of their personal family. Although Jeanette had many exceptional caregivers who loved her over the years, a few shining stars were with her during her final days at home, Marjorie Johnson, Shaleda Whitted and Taylor Ziegler.

She will be laid to rest in Austintown Township Cemetery after 10:30 a.m. services Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Schiavone Funeral Home, 1842 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44504.

In memory of Jeanette, contributions may be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505.

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