Dana Saunders Burkett, 41, passed away Dec. 25, at home.


Dana Saunders Burkett, 41, passed away Dec. 25, at home. She was born Feb. 14, 1972 to the late Dr. Edward T. Saunders, Sr., and Debbie M. Saunders.



Dana is survived by her daughter, Samantha Burkett, of Port St. Joe; her mother, Debbie Saunders; and her brother, Edward "Terry" Saunders, Jr. Dana was employed most of her life as a 911 Dispatcher, a profession she excelled in and of which she was very proud. Dana was born in Sarasota and moved to Carrabelle when she was 13. She graduated from Carrabelle High School in 1991.



Cremation has taken place through Culley's Meadow Wood in Tallahassee.  At this time no service will be held, but a memorial will be announced at a later date.