Jeannette M. Starkenburg

May 30, 1953 - August 11, 2021


Obituary For Jeannette M. Starkenburg

Jeannette Margaret Starkenburg, 68, of Raleigh, NC died peacefully on August 11, 2021, at Transitions Hospice after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in New Orleans, LA on May 30, 1953, the daughter of the late Jeannette and David D. Phillips. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, David Phillips of New Orleans, LA. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Starkenburg of Raleigh, NC and her two sons, Derek Starkenburg of Cary, NC and Justin Starkenburg of New York City, NY.

Jeannette was a caring mother and wife, and a lover of animals. There were always one or more dogs in her life. She was passionate about football, both college and professional. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends, as well as her beloved pets. She will be missed by all.

A private cremation service will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, with a Celebration of Life to follow in the Spring. The family wishes to thank the staff of the UNC Rex MSICU and Transitions LifeCare for their kindness and compassion during Jeannette's recent illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in her name to the ASPCA.

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  • We are thinking of you all and please know how much we love and care for your family. Stephney and Buddy Gilbert

  • I will miss our conversation when she would call to schedule the dogs for appointments. We talked about life, being a mother and our boys. Please know you are all in our thoughts. Amy from Mobile Laser Vet

  • So sorry for your loss. You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. Tommy and Barbara Elliott

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  • Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family. We will miss you. Thanks for being our doctor over the years. Worth & Gail Brown

  • So very sorry for your loss. Betty Hocutt and Sheri

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