Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at First Pentecostal Church of Richton for Mr. Melvin Eugene “Buddy” Burnett age 81, of Richton who passed from this life September 6, 2019, at Regency Hospital. Bro. Shane Giadrosich, Bro. Jerron Carney and Bro. Russ Caughron will officiate with burial to follow in the Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marty Nicholson, Malcolm Clark, Casey Piper, Byron Clark, Russ Caughron, Logan Caughron and Edward Malone as alternate.
Mr. Burnett was a member of Welcome Home Jesus Name Church of Richton. He was a Marine Veteran and Millwright at Hood Industrial in Beaumont for 19 years. Prior to that he was with the Louisiana Pacific in Hattiesburg for over 30 years as a Millwright.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Cook Burnett; parents, Melvin and Della Burnett; daughter, Eugenia Renee Burnett; sisters, Linda Till and Marie Coley.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa (Ivan) Bradley of Richton; grandchildren, Eugenia (Russell) Creel and Andrew (Ashley) Jordan both of Richton; great-grandchildren, Madison Creel and Aubrey Jordan both of Richton; sisters, Dorothy Edwards and Alice (Fred) Finnell both of Richton; and special friend, Gloria Nichols of Ovett.
Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2019, at First Pentecostal Church of Richton.
Jones and Son Funeral Home in Richton is in charge of arrangements.