Roosevelt Lesley (R. L.) Burrell, Jr., 95, of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023. He was born August 18, 1927 in Macon County to the late Roosevelt Lesley Burrell, Sr. and Clyde Shope Burrell. Mr. Burrell was a warehouse worker and a craftsman. He loved woodworking, gardening and was an Atlanta Braves fan. He was a member of Newman Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Elizabeth Carpenter Burrell, sisters, Willie Kate McDowell and Viola Jenkins and a brother, O'neal Burrell.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Brooks of Franklin, NC; two sons, James Burrell and Kevin Burrell both of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:00 am at Newman Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Danny Cannon and Rev. Dennis Ledford officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. Burial will be at Newman Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Burrell family. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
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