Leana Ellison Burnett

Leana Ellison Burnett, 99, of Simpsonville, widow of Mannie Calvin Burnett, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.  Born in Alachua County, FL, she was a daughter of the late Ollie Ellison and the late Ethel Drayton.

Leana is survived by her four children, Mannie Burnett, Jr (Marlene), Ray Burnett (Lynda), Lenette Clark (Daniel), and Ralph Burnett (Yulanda); step-daughter, D. Victoria Turner; 10 grandchildren, Micha, Carey, Tina, Tyara, Melissa, Spencer, Kevin, Angela, Dina, and Dana; great grandchildren, Micha and family, Gray, River, Malik, Maxine, Jerimiah, Raylyn, Lil’ Spencer, Joey, Karina, Lil’ Kevin, Jazmen, Adrian, Asia, Khloe, Matthew Jordan, Mariah, Justina, and Makiya; two great-great grandchildren, Adore and Omari; her brother, Sinclair Dudley (Laura); a very special daughter, Sophia; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Leana was preceded in death by three sisters, Juanita Jackson, Louise Dudley, and Laura Colbert.

A Memorial Service will be held at Old Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 3540 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC  29681 on Saturday, August 5, 2023 beginning at 11:00 am.

Condolences to the family of Leana Ellison Burnett

  • Charles & Elizabeth Brock
    10 months ago

    Ray, Lynda, and family,
    We are deeply sorry for the loss of your blessed mom- God kept a hedge of protection around her for a very long time – she must have been an awesome woman. “To God be the Glory” Our thoughts and prayers are with you for Peace, Joy and much love during this storm. Keep your chin up!!
    Love to you all !
    Charles and Elizabeth Brock

  • Anne Mangum
    10 months ago

    Ray and family,
    You are so blessed to have had your mother for most of your lives.
    Heaven needed a new centerpiece for our Father’s table and he chose your mother for that honor. God bless you all as you will miss her earthly presence. Just know that she is always with you in your hearts and you will see her again .

  • Brown Family
    10 months ago

    Sis. Leanna Burnett
    Family & friends. Mourn not, she is just asleep.
    A precious one from us is gone
    A voice we loved is stilled
    A place is vacant in our hearts.
    Which never can be filled.

    “For me to love is Christ, and to die is gain” said the apostle Paul.
    We know that this would be the message if cousin Leanna were able to give us a message today from the portals of Heaven
    where she has gone to be forever with the Lord.
    Be it resolved, that through she has been taken from us we know she is at rest with our heavenly Father.
    Be it further resolved, that we know that in the first dark days of nothingness or still darker days which follow,
    listen and thank God with all your heart for every word from the scriptures;
    “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him:. (I Thessalonians 4:14)
    The dear face for the sight of which the family and friends hunger, shall look on us again;
    the voice that has left this world so tuneless shall once more bless our ears;
    we shall see our loved one again and be with her forevermore!
    Burnett Family, may you find peace and joy with each butterfly that passes by,
    knowing that your loved one lives on in the hearts of all she touched.

    The Brown Family
    Leesburg, Florida
    Aug. 5, 2023

    Our Family Chain is broken,
    And things just don’t seem the same.
    But as God calls us one by one,
    This chain will link again.
    Goodnight Cousin Leanna.
    You will Never be forgotten.
    We Love You!

    The Brown Family
    {Aunt Maggie’s children, grandchildren & great grands}
    (Leesburg, Florida)
    August 5, 2023

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