Bartlett, Annette Tyler

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Annette Tyler Bartlett (April 24, 1933 – January 4, 2021) of Copper Hill, Virginia, affectionately known as Sweet Pea by family and many others, departed this life on Monday, January 4, 2021.

She loved the Lord and was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Copper Hill, Virginia for 30 years. She had a talent for poetry and loved her family and her animals.

Annette was born in Blue Ridge, Virginia to the late Herman A. and Irene J. Tyler on April 24, 1933. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Archie, Arthur, Price, Lenny, and William; two sisters, Katherine and Martha; and step-son, Alton Bartlett.

Annette is survived by her husband of 35 years, Morgan; two daughters, Cathy Overacre and Lynette Broughman; step-daughter, Kathi Richardson; three sisters, Jane, Nancy, and Helen; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all the folks at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and especially to the Palliative Care for her care and to the staff at Friendship South.

Due to COVID-19, a Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Rest Vale Cemetery in Check, Virginia with the Rev. Greg Mills officiating. A remembrance gathering will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Annette. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


Poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die.