She had carried her unborn child nearly full-term when Julia Louise Burdette Duvall died of apparent heart failure April 11, 2016. Her son died also. He was to have been named Liam Avery.
The Burdette family lived in Guntersville during elementary school years before moving to the Los Angeles area. She was a graduate of UCLA where she was a member of the marching band.
After being involved in a serious bicycle accident in Oakland where she and Dan lived, she was working for the Bike East Bay Women’s Bike Program, which helped create safer and more comfortable bicycling facilities for people of all ages and abilities and made efforts to inspire more women to bike. Her family has set up a donation page through the organization at https://bikeeastbay.org/juliaduvall.
She was the wife of Daniel Duvall, the daughter of Susan Cook and Avery Burdette, and the sister of Lenny and Rachael Burdette. She was the niece of Mimi Yarbro (Jim) and Regina Burdette Shepherd (Doug) and Ginger Cook Castleberry.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mildrey and Avery Lenoir (Tiny) Burdgee and Mrs. Louise Cook.
A celebration of her life was held on April 16 in Oakland and a candlelight vigil took place April 29 in Westminster where her parents now life.