Frankie Burrell

Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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Frankie Lee Burrell was born on May 10, 1932, to the late Willie Mae and Morris Johnson and J.C. Brown in Hackley.

She was united in holy matrimony for 49 years to the late Willie Burrell. To that union, five children were born. She was the true definition of a nurturer and played an integral role in the molding and upbringing of many children.

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, The Lord said, “A job well done my good and faithful servant.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, brother, two daughters, three nephews and one niece.

She leaves to cherish a lifetime of memories and a lasting legacy: her loving and devoted children, Earnest, Rosalie, Richard, Anna Burrell, Sheryl (Nazeeh) Muwwakkil and Mary Hawthorne; special granddaughters whom she raised, Tina (Victor) Adams and Jeanine (Elliott) Washington; brother, Jim Guynes; nieces and nephews, Marilyn (Bobby) Youngblood, Gregory Brown, Albert and Dennis Kilbourne, Shondra Causey, Bobby (Teekia) Youngblood II and Marderia (Don) Roe; her grandchildren, Anthony (Shirley), James, Alan, and Katrina Hawthorne, and Valarie (Micah) Berry, great grandchildren, Tatyana (Brent) Tate, Xavier Adams, Jerniya Williams, Ellysia and Emeri Washington; great-great grandchildren, Blaise and Braive Tate; god-child, Vadalia Dixon; children whom she reared, Christy Montgomery, Brandy Kilbourne, Billy Dixon, Stanley Wilks, Derrick Bell, Joey and Reginald Henry, Donna Yarbrough, Crystal Bickham, Darrin Williams, Steven and Charles Franklin, Jamarian Brice and Halle Morris; and a host of others.

Drive-through viewing will be Friday, April 1, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church in Bogalusa.

Interment will be at the Robinson Cemetery in Varnado.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at