Jimmy Anthony Burnett

December 28, 1946 ~ October 9, 2010

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.

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  1. Hi Roberta. You probably dont remember me but I grew up with Jimmy and Jerry. I worked at Jays Conoco and used to wait on your Dad when he would come in. My wife, Fran, of 38 years died 3 years ago so my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your Family. May God bless you with his healing strength.Joe

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. To the Burnett children, I met your dad but a few times, however I know the sort of man he was and I know that he was loved and will be sorely missed. Mrs. Roberta, if there is anything at all that I can do for you, please give me a call. Angela at Rite Aid Pharmacy

  3. I am very sorry to hear about Jimmy's death. He was a wounderfull man. My prayers are with the family.Denise L. Morgan

  4. It's been too long since I have seen all of you. Times like this should not have to be a reminder of how long it's been. I am so sorry for your loss and I have all of you in my prayers. My favorite memory of your dad was when I was about five and he and my dad were building the house I grew up in. He was standing there working while I was walking on the boards of one of the framed up rooms. He asked me if I knew which room was mine and I didn't so he showed me the small bathroom in the hallway. I remember being so sad that I wouldn't be able to fit my whole bed, only half. Then he picked me up and showed me where my real room was. I was so happy. He was such a sweet person. I wish you all the best no matter how much time passes, you are always in my heart and I love you.

  5. My Dearest Sister-In-Law, Stephanie Family,Steve I are so glad that because you came into our Family, so did your Dad, Jimmy and your sweet Mom, Roberta. We will truly miss hanging out with your Dad…having dinner all of us and gathering round to watch the Saturday night UFC Fights. We all had lots of laughs together. Stories… oh yes, we have stories… There is a favorite, I know you know the story… we laughed til we cried…as he laughed at himself with us…Jimmy, we will miss you. But now our friend, you can truly Rest….so, please REST…..

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family during the difficult time. Although I have not had contact with Jimmy since high school, I do remember him and Roberta and Jerry. Always, Jane

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Roberta and her children during this difficult time. Jimmy was a kind person and he will be missed in our neighborhood.

  8. Roberta,We were deeply saddened to hear about Jimmy please know that you and your family are in our prayers. May God bless you all. Paulette and Joe Kohrs

  9. Stepanie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and live on forever in your hearts. With Much Love and Prayers of Comfort, Vicky

  10. Stephanie and Burnett family,Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this time, Your Dad sounded like a great fellow,and I know he will be missed, But, memories' live ON. God bless you at this time

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