Johnnie Diane Burrell


Johnnie Diane Burrell, age 62, went home to be with the Lord May 31, 2016. Born July 27, 1953. She went to high school in Birmingham, AL and moved to Columbus, OH in 1968. She worked at Swan’s Cleaners for many years and was a member of  Refugee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry Burrell Sr. and Johnnie Mae McIntosh Eskridge, sister Yvonne Walker, and fiancé Lee C. Curtis. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Lasalle Theresa Burrell, daughter-in-law Melissa Patrick, granddaughters Paris and Channel Crawford and Ashley Burrell, brother Richard Watkins and family and friends that loved her dearly. She had a beautiful soul and she was always the life of the party. She will truly be missed by each and everyone that crossed her path. We will always love you Ms. D. Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Wednesday June 8, 2016 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave. 

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  1. To: The Burrell Family.
    I am sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God’s Word the Bible. Jesus said: At John 6:40 For This is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him (her} on the last day.
    May the hope in this Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead. Please visit

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