The Transylvania Times -

David Lee "Jones" Burrell


February 23, 2017

David Lee“ Jones” Burrell, of Rutherforton, N.C., went home to be with Jesus Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.

He was the son of the late Martha Marie Jones.

Five children, Melody Lee, Harmony Ann, Adam Roy, Eva Inola and Joseph Daniel; two uncles, Bill and Bud, and one aunt, Mary Jane, preceded him in death.

He was a cowboy born 100 years late. His horse, Sonny Boy, and two dogs, Gypsy Rose and Bonnie, will miss him.

His beloved family and many friends will remember him with great love and respect.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Maggie Burrell; one brother, Monty, of Rosman; three sisters, Kim, Lori and Hettie; three aunts, Thelma, Peggy and most beloved, Shirley; and many friends and family.

Family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 75 Cove Road, in Rutherfordton, N.C.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A celebration of life will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the church, with Rev. Lewis Jackson and Rev. Bryan Melton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Cowboy Bible Fund: C/O Lane Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, Lane, OK 74555 or

Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family.


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