Wayne A. Burnett

November 30, 1932 ~ July 31, 2018 (age 85)


Wayne Burnett passed from this life into glory on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He was a Christian, a member of First Baptist Church of Brandon for over 50 years, a deacon, and a Gideon. He loved  his Lord, his family, his church, and his country. In his earlier years he taught a young men’s Sunday school class and for the last six years had been a devoted prayer partner with five other men on a weekly basis.


Mr. Burnett worked in law enforcement, with the governor’s office, and became an attorney-at-law later in life as his chosen career. He used this profession to help many people that could not afford representation. 


He was married to the love of his life, Betty, for over 60 years. He was affectionately known as Papaw to his four grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Nathan, and Emily, and Dad to his three children, Mike, Jim, and Alisa.


He was a proud veteran, a marine who served in the Korean War, and loved to fly his American flag.


In lieu of flowers please donate to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 324, Brandon, MS 39043


Mr. Burnett was preceded in death by his father, George Bridges Burnett, his mother, Jewel Floyd Burnett, and his brother, Tommie Burnett.


He is survived by his wife, Betty McCarty Burnett, his children, Mike Burnett of New Orleans, LA, Jim Burnett (Kim) of Hattiesburg, MS, and Alisa Slattery (Mick) of Knoxville, TN.  Grandchildren: Ryan Slattery, Brandon Burnett, Nathan Burnett, and Emily Burnett. Great Grandchildren: Caroline, Eli, and Allie Burnett.


Visitation will be 1pm – 2:45pm Friday, August 3, 2018, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS, with services to follow at 3pm in the chapel.  Interment will follow services in Crestview Memorial Gardens.

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