Claude Henry Burrell

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Claude Henry Burrell was born in Varnado on Aug. 12, 1914, to the late Calvin Burrell and Cardelia Plummer Burrell, the fifth child of 11 children. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized into the faith, where he served as a faithful soldier for the Lord.

He lived in Washington Parish for 101 years. He retired from Crown Zellerbach in Bogalusa after 30 years. He loved agriculture and livestock. He tilled his land until two years ago, growing vegetables and sharing with his family and neighbors, which he enjoyed.

Claude Burrell was married to the late Estella Myres Burrell for 30 years until her death in 1970. He served in the military of the U.S. Army in 1938 in World War II.

On Thursday, Feb. 25, in the early afternoon, the angels very quietly came and removed him into Heaven, from Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.

Claude leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted niece, Eveda Clayborn of Angie; three sisters, Ora Mae (Sherman) Peters of Slidell, Lillie Bell Crumedy of Baton Rouge, and Rosa Lean Abram of Stateline, Miss.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and other relatives.

A viewing will be held Friday, March 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements. A wake service will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Angie.

A viewing will be held Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Pilgrims Rest with the Rev. Sidney Burns Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Dillon Cemetery.

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