Obituaries » William Burkett
November 23, 1936 - June 16, 2017
CONVERSE, LA–Funeral services honoring the life of William “Will” Jones Burkett, 80, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Fellowship Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oak Grove community, near Converse, LA. The family will receive friends during visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Jimmy Dan Lilley and Rev. Jim Tennery.
Will was born on November 23, 1936 to Eddie William and Annie Belle Burkett and entered into rest on June 16, 2017. Will is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend in the community where he grew up. During life, Will served his church, his nation, and his family to set an example for others. He enjoyed working the land alongside his wife Annie Jane, while for pleasure they traveled together many roads across the United States.
Will was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ernest. Those left behind to cherish his memory are wife Annie Jane, daughter Cathy Singletary and husband Tim, son Rev. Lynn Burkett and wife Kim, daughter Carla Watson and husband Tommy, and son Ben Burkett and wife Susan. He loved dearly his grandchildren Dagan Singletary, Gareth Singletary, Ashley Carter, Autumn Laffitte, Adam Burkett, Madison Burkett, Lauren Burkett, Jackson Burkett and great-grandchildren Logan Carter, Chloe Carter, Sylas Carter, Reese Laffitte, and Will Singletary. He was looking forward to meeting little Isaac Laffitte upon birth.
Honoring Will as pallbearers are his grandsons Dagan, Gareth, and Adam, great-grandson Logan, grandsons-in-law Dusty Carter and J.V. Laffitte, and special friend Tommy Raimond. Honorary pallbearers are grandson Jackson Burkett and great-grandson Sylas Carter, brothers-in-law Marlin Flores and Charles Dyess. While the family mourns their loss, they rejoice that Will has gone home to be with his Lord. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery to which donations may be made.