Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Charlie Ray Burnette, Jr., 33, of Los Angeles, California, and formerly of Roanoke Rapids, North, fondly known as Nay Nay, was born in Halifax County on June 1, 1984 to Sylvia “Resa” Jarrell and Charles Ray Burnette. Charlie entered into eternal rest on December 25, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles, CA.
At an early age, Charlie was baptized at Shearins Chapel Baptist Church where he was active in the Youth Choir and participated in numerous other youth activities.
Charlie received his formal education in the Halifax County School systems before entering the Job Corps Training Program in Montgomery, AL. While in the program, Charlie discovered his love for caring for others and became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Phlebotomist. After completing the program, Charlie relocated to Atlanta, GA where he worked as a CNA at Emory Hospital and provided private duty personal care services. While in Atlanta, he also pursued his passion and natural talent of making people laugh through stand-up comedy and performing voiceovers for various companies.His favorite character when performing and creating his own impressions was his Grandma Missy who spoiled him rotten and called him her “Nay Nay” when she held him in her arms as a baby.
Charlie continued his career as a CNA after moving to California. There he worked as a school nursing assistant for children with disabilities at El Monte High School located in El Monte, CA. He also diligently continued his pursuit in the entertainment industry as a comedian and even landed a role on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Lie Witness News.
Charlie was a very kind and gentle free spirit. He believed in the pursuit of happiness and chasing your dreams. To know him was to laugh and to love him. His laughter and his smile were addictive. No one in his presence left without experiencing a good laugh and having a big smile.
Charlie was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charlie Burnette, Sr., his paternal great-grandmother, Flora Brooks (Grandma Missy), his paternal aunt, Florine Burnette Jarrell, his maternal grandfather, Woodrow Jarrell, Sr., his maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Dowtin, his maternal great-grandfather, Will Dowtin, his maternal great-uncle, Eugene Jones, and his maternal aunts: Alice Dowtin and Shanell Jarrell.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Sylvia Jarrell and Charles Ray Burnette, both of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his sisters: Patrese Jarrell and Teresa Burnette, both of Greensboro, NC; his maternal grandmother: Marjorie Jarrell, Roanoke Rapids, NC; his paternal grandmother: Iona Burnette, Roanoke Rapids, NC; his maternal great aunts and uncles: Alice Settles (Teddy), Cynthia Pelham (Frank), Carolyn Dowtin, Joe Dowtin, Ronald Dowtin, and Jimmy Dowtin (Catherine); his paternal great-aunt: Martha Bush, Roanoke Rapids, NC; his maternal aunts and uncles: Natascha Speight (Jimmy), Kevin Jarrell (Sharonal), Woodrow Jarrell (Karen), Wallace Jarrell (Annemarie), Spencer Jarrell (Joyce), Gary Jarrell (Valerie), and Bernard Jarrell; his paternal aunts: Marilynn Walls (Bertram), Viola Harris (Milton), Joan Ivey, Linda Kearney, and Kathy Powell (Ricky); his best friend, Yandeh Mundow, and many cousins and friends that loved him very dearly.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Burnette will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, NC.
These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
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Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday December 30th, 2017
10614 Highway 158
Littleton, NC 27850
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You will be truly missed nephew I love you baby. Wish this was a dream. Tell my sister Nell I said hello.
Submitted by Shelia Sledge on Jan 21 2018 04:13:13 PM
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Rayne Campbell lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 11:36:40 PM
To the family,
My condolences to the loss of your love one. I know it is hard to deal with this grief-stricken pain. But God, whose name is Jehovah, stated in his word the Bible that “death will be no more”. (Psalms 83:18, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:4). Also, his son, Jesus Christ, assured us at John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment”. So, rest assured, you will be able to see your love one again.
I’ve attached a link to one of our tracts from our website, jw.org. The tract asks this question, “Can the Dead Really Live Again?” It has wonderful scriptural encouragement that will help from God’s word.
Again, my sincerest condolences,
I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by j on Jan 4 2018 05:35:44 PM
The Creator of the heavens and the earth has promised death will be no more. (Rev 21:4) Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My condolences are with you and family as you grieve. May the God of all comfort brings you comfort and strengthens you from the scriptures as you endure the loss of your loved one. God promises that he will resurrect millions of people who have died. "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous." (2 Cor 1:3-4; Heb 2:15; John 5:28-29) For additional information please visit http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. I can also be reached at email@example.com.
Submitted by GWENDOLYN LAWRENCE on Jan 3 2018 09:58:50 AM
Kristi Jones lit a candle for Mr. Charlie R. Burnette, Jr.
Kristi Jones lit a candle on Jan 2 2018 11:47:18 AM
I’m sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort strengthen you. In God's time, you will all be able to echo Job’s words addressed to the Creator: “You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” Praise be to Jehovah, who yearns to bring back to life all those who are in his memory!—Job 14:15.
Submitted by EB on Jan 1 2018 08:17:21 PM
Marcus west lit a candle for Mr. Charlie R. Burnette, Jr.
Marcus west lit a candle on Dec 31 2017 10:38:02 PM
FlyHigh Nay! Because of you I was able to experience LA and I will always cherish that. I’m sure you’re amongst some great company now. RIP, Bert
Submitted by Bert on Dec 31 2017 12:03:59 PM
Bert lit a candle for Mr. Charlie R. Burnette, Jr.
Bert lit a candle on Dec 31 2017 11:59:56 AM
To The Family...trust@Believe!there will be conforming as the days go by.
Submitted by Stansbury Newell Family on Dec 31 2017 11:27:22 AM
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