He was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a gun and knife trader. He knew all his loved ones’ birthdays and he always made a special effort to call those he loved on their special day to sing happy birthday to them.
“We will greatly miss that special quality along with his other unique personality traits. He was a wonderful daddy, pappaw, brother and friend.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Fannie Raby Burrell; sisters: May Jo Hartmeyer and Shirley Lanning; and brother, Harrell Dean Burrell.
He is survived by his children: Teresa Burrell Lawson and husband, Phillip, of Oshkosh, Wis., and Emanual Burrell and wife, Kristy, of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Justin and Joshua Burrell and Payton, Brenden and Charity “Maggie” Lawson; three sisters: Billie Kilpatrick of Charlotte, N.C., Wanda Golding of Bedford, Va., and Rebecca Lynch and husband, Clay, of Cleveland; three brothers: Tony Burrell and wife, Darlene, Mike Burrell and Jacky Burrell and wife, Sharon, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews, including special niece Janice Burrell Talbott.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with the Revs. Wilfred Wright and Phillip Lawson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Burrell family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.