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Rev Bobby J. Burnett, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1932
Tallapoosa County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 2008
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA

The Rev. Bobby J. Burnett, Sr. was a retired minister and the pastor of Temple Baptist Church for 45 years. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Tallapoosa County, Ala. The Rev. Burnett died at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2008, at his residence at the age of 76.

He is survived by his daughter, Tracy Taylor and her husband, Glen, of Baton Rouge; his son, Bobby J. Burnett, Jr. and his wife, Lisa Hillman Burnett, of Baton Rouge; brother, Earl Burnett, of Alexander City, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Rebeka Ruth Taylor, Caleb Taylor, John Mark Taylor, Benjamin Taylor, Tori Taylor, Glen Taylor, II, Brandon Burnett and Bobby "Trey" Burnett, III.

The Rev. Burnett was preceded in death by his wife, Nobie Ruth O'Neal Burnett; and parents, Ruben Jackson Burnett and Mollie Newman Burnett.

He was the founding pastor of Temple Baptist Church in 1957. The same year, he co-founded, along with Videt Polk, Gospel Singers of America. He traveled extensively throughout the southeast, teaching gospel music. Rev. Burnett was an accomplished songwriter and pianist.

Memorial donations may be made to: Gospel Singers of America, 951 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Miss.

Obituary published in The Advocate on 3/15/2008.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ruben Jackson Burnett (1906 - 1978)
  Mollie Newman Burnett (1909 - 2003)
 
 Spouse:
  Nobie Ruth O'Neal Burnett (1943 - 1998)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ruben Burnett (1930 - 2011)*
  Bobby J. Burnett (1932 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenoaks Memorial Park
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Azalea Garden
 
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Mar 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25386810
Rev Bobby J. Burnett, Sr
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Rev Bobby J. Burnett, Sr
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Rev Bobby J. Burnett, Sr
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