Lanita Mae Burch, 74, of the Echo Community of Orange, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 4, at her home. She was born March 5, 1941 in Center, to Marlon Gaston Choate and Lera Evelyn (Evans) Choate. She lived in Orange for many years and worked as a Secretary for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Orange. Lanita enjoyed going camping and reading. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Lanita is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Johnny Choate.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 29 years, Bill Burch of Orange; daughter, Teri Walter and husband, Todd of Vinton; sons, Michael Adams and wife, Michelle of Spring Hill, Tn., Billy Burch and wife, Melinda of Angleton, and Bobby Burch and wife, Johnny of San Antonio; brother, Kelly Choate and wife, Sue of North Carolina; sister Kitten Fuller and husband, David of Orange; sister in law, Wynell Choate of Arkansas; loving dog, Gabby; Brownwood Baptist Church family; special friends, Mary Brister and Mary Jane Jenkins; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services to remember and honor Lanita’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, Sept. 7, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor James Phillips, officiating. Rite of committal and interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest at Ida Wilson Cemetery in the Echo Community of Orange.

A gathering of Lanita’s family and friends will be from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. Sunday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home.

Honoring Lanita as pallbearers are Kelly Choate, David Fuller, Todd Walter, Dakota Burch, Caleb Adams and Dewey Woods. Honorary pallbearers are Cliff Jenkins and Edgar Brister.

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