Jimmy Anthony Burnett, 63, died on October 9, 2010, in his residence, with his loving family at his side.
Born to Ernest Charles and Leta Marie Matte Burnett, Jimmy was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. He was a 1965 graduate of LaGrange High School and later received his drafting degree from Sowela Technical Institute. Fishing was a favorite pastime. Jimmy experienced great enjoyment and friendship with family, friends, neighbors, and his special buddies in Moss Lake.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Roberta Derby Burnett; son, Walton Charles Burnett and wife Donya of Lake Charles; daughter, Stephanie Newman and husband Alain, also of Lake Charles; twin brother Jerry Charles Burnett and wife Shelia of New Hampshire; sisters, Jennifer Benoit and Peggy Burnett (Jeanis) of Lake Charles and Melinda Wilson and husband Jim of Stephensville, Louisiana; grandchildren, Jacob Burnett, Chris Watson, Candy Guillory, and Jade, Chloee and Maury Newman; great grandchild Madison Guillory.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sue Aucoin.
Visitation Monday will be from 3:00 PM until 8:30 PM with a Memorial Service at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Britt Dupree and Deacon George Carr will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.