Claudie Burnell, 80, died Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born May 5, 1933, in Willisville to the late Clenon Burnell and Pinkie McKinney

He was married to Verlene Curry.

He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Pinkie Mitchell; eight sons, Abraham Burnell, James Burnell, Ardell Burnell, Freddie Lee Burnell, Franklin Lee Burnell, Anthony Burnell, Claudell Burnell, and Sedrick Burnell; one sister, Lula Mae Coleman of Texas; one uncle, one aunt, 12 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at St. James Church of God in Christ at Willisville, with Elder William Brown and Bishop Robert Blake officiating.

Published: 07/05/2013