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1952 Janet 2024

Janet Lynn Burns Suratt

December 15, 1952 — January 9, 2024



Janet Lynn Burns Suratt was received into the welcoming arms of her Heavenly Father on the afternoon of January 9, 2024. 
Born in 1952 to Johnny and Gloria Ann (Hendricks) Burns, Janet spent her early childhood being adored by her paternal grandparents, Marvin and Maggie Mae Burns, playing barefoot outside on the farm with her cousins, William and Carolyn and her dog, Dusty. She loved visiting with all the patrons of her Papa’s country store in the Lavinia, TN community and they loved her too.
In her early teenage years, her family moved to Milan, TN, near the home of her maternal grandparents, Bruce and Velma (Scruggs) Hendricks. There, she grew up with her brother, Mark and cousins, Sandra, Jodie, Steve and Bruce Miller who were just as close as siblings. Janet enjoyed countless days, riding her horse after school and fostering a love of horses. She later became a regular at the Saddle Club in Milan, where she competed and placed many times in the Western Pleasure division. 
Her wild and free spirit allowed her to connect with horses in a special way, leading her to train and trail ride at a private campground later in her life. She was a very talented and accomplished artist, selling many of her oil paintings and winning several awards. She owned and operated Wolf River Kennels in Lavinia, TN where she bred AKC registered Siberian Huskies and was a member of the West Tennessee Kennel Club. She and her huskies placed in many AKC dog shows across the South East Region.  

Janet was a born again Christian and child of God. She was very strong in her faith, and witnessed to countless souls, leading many to salvation through Christ. She was a believer in the power of prayer, a spectacular listener and gave counsel and comfort through his word. She was a lover of all things mystic and magical, and their connection to the spiritual realm. A non-conformist, she was an avid herbalist and legalization advocate, believing in natural healing powers. She was talented, creative and artistic in every way and lived in full color across the canvas of her lifetime.
She raised two strong, independent and beautiful daughters, of whom she was so very proud, Dana Gardner Harrell (Michael) of Sparta, TN and Jodi Gardner Cahue (Victor) of Huntsville, AL. 
Along with her daughters and brother, she is also survived by four grandchildren, Holly Smith and Brant Royal (Chassidy) Alex Cahue, Ava Cahue; four great grandchildren, Bella, Anna, Emma and Samson; and her Siamese cat, Periwinkle.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wayne Suratt. 
A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Lavinia, TN.
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