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William Lee Burrel
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1927
Moorhead
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1995
Muskegon Heights
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA

BISHOP WILLIAM LEE BURREL WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 28, 1927 IN MOOREHEAD, THE SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TO THE UNION OF THE LATE REV. GEORGE NATHAN AND ROSIE BURREL.

BISHOP WAS CALLED TO THE MINISTRY AT AGE TEN (10) AND PREACHED HIS FIRST SERMON AT AGE 12. DURING HIS EARLY ADULT LIFE, AFTER HEARING THE MESSAGE OF THE FULLER TRUTH, BISHOP BURREL WAS BAPTIZED IN JESUS NAME AND FILLED WAS THE HOLY GHOST.

ON JULY 22, 1951, WILLIAM WAS UNITED WITH WIFE WILLI BELLE FORTE. TO THIS UNION THERE WERE 12 CHILDREN BORN. SEVEN SONS AND FIVE DAUGHTERS.

HIS MINISTRY WAS ELEVATED TO AN EVEN HIGHER SPIRITUAL LEVEL. HE BECAME A NATIONAL EVANGELIST FOR THE PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE WORLD, INC. (P.A.W) FROM 1951-1954. BISHOP BURREL WAS CALLED TO MUSKEGON HEIGHT, MICHIGAN AND BECAME PASTOR OF THE CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH ON JUNE 2, 1954 WHERE HE PASTORED FOR 41 YEARS.

HE LEAVES TO CHERISH, A LOVING AND DEVOTED WIFE OF 44 YEARS, DR. WLLI BELLE, SEVEN SNS, WILLIE (ZANDRA), CARLTON (GAYLE), AVERY (DEBRA), THURSTON (DAWSOLENE), ONESIPHORUS (VIVIAN), THEOPILUS (LECIA), JOSEPH(STEPHNIE); FIVE DAUGHTERS, JUDY (LEO) TURNER, OZETTA (PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH IN DECEMBER 19940, BENERLY (DARRELL) JOHNSON, LYNN (THERMELL) DAVIS,JACQUELINE (ROMMELLE) THORNTON. THIRTY-THREE GRANDCHILDREN (1 GRANDDAUGHTER LILLIAN PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH IN JUNE 1994). HIS FATHE, REV. GEORGE NATHAN AND MOTHER, ROSIE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN 1994. HE HAS NINE SURVIVING BROTHERS AND SISTERS; FOUR BROTHERS, LOUIS, TIMOTHY (MARY), LEON (PATRICIA), JAKE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. FIVE SISTERS; BLANCHE (JIMMY) RAY, ZOLA (PRESTON) HUDSON, ALISE (JOHN) WILKINS, MILDRED (WILLIE) BURRIS, PATRICIA (EDWARD) SEAL, MARY (LEVI) COLLINS. 
 
Burial:
Sunrise Memorial Gardens
Muskegon
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Shanna McGrone
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66777987
William Lee Burrel
Added by: R Welscott
 
William Lee Burrel
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