July 20, 2017


Vernell Lowe Burkhalter
April 05, 1942 - July 15, 2017

Vernell Lowe Burkhalter, age 75 and a resident of Franklinton, died Saturday evening July 15, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church and various organizations, such as The Ideal Women’s Club. Vernell was a proud employee of Franklinton Head Start; she retired after 35 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and going out to eat. Vernell was a woman of tremendous faith, love and strength.
Survived by: 3 Grandchildren: Danequia “Nikki” Burkhalter of Franklinton, James “Jamie” Burkhalter of Ponchatoula and Jermaine Roshon Burkhalter of Washington, DC; 5 Great-Grandchildren: Niaja Burkhalter, Dajour “China” Burkhalter, Christian Burkhalter, Termarius Burkhalter and Jorrian Burkhalter; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Burkhalter; daughter, Eulinda Renee’ Burkhalter; parents, Adam Lowe and Mamie Williams Lowe; brothers, Will Lowe and Z.B. Lowe and sisters; Ozzie Mae Coston, Mae Ella Connely, Vera Lee Tate, Bernice Harvey, Octavia Lowe and Hearlie Mae Hewitt.
Visitation will be at Crain & Sons Funeral Home Thursday, July 20th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. with a family hour from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Visitation will continue Friday, July 21st at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Mallery Callahan, Sr. - pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Church of Christ Holiness Cemetery. 

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