On Dec. 30, 2017, the Lord called home our beloved “Poppi,” Jimmie Wayne Burleson. At his side was his devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Rhonda (Barrington) Burleson and his loving son and daughter, Troy and Melissa Burleson.
Jimmie Wayne Burleson was born in Brenham on March 12, 1945, to William Burleson and Irene Lueckemeyer Burleson. Jimmie leaves behind his wife Rhonda; his son, Troy (Melissa) Burleson; his grandsons, Braden Burleson and Cohen Andrews; a granddaughter, Tori Andrews; a brother, Richard (Gina) Burleson; sisters Lottie (Leroy) Tegeler, Gale Kossow and Sandra (Drew) Carter and their families; a brother-in-law, Chuck (Brenda) Barrington and family; and numerous nieces and nephews. His sister Mary Lou Thomas preceded Jimmie in death.
In addition to his family, Jim leaves behind numerous friends who loved him. All who knew and loved Jim are heartbroken at his passing, but are so very grateful for the 72-plus years that he brightened their lives and made them smile.
Our “Poppi” Jim loved the outdoors. He loved fishing and hunting with family and friends. He was a hard worker who always provided for his family. Those who met Jim always left knowing they had a true friend. “Poppi” was a master storyteller and always had a way of brightening your day with a joke or smile. Jim was a good friend, a great father, a loving uncle and a wonderful man.
There is no love like that of a father’s. Nothing can repair the hole left in our hearts. But we take comfort in knowing you are with the Heavenly Father. We love you, “Poppi,” and we will miss you dearly.
Pallbearers were Troy and Braden Burleson, and Chuck, Skip, Bubba and Michael Barrington.
Visitation for Jimmie Wayne Burleson was held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 4, at Freedom Baptist Church in Mineola.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Freedom Baptist Church in Mineola in honor of Jimmie Wayne Burleson.