William Michael Burnett Sr.

November 30, 1949January 5, 2013

BURNETT, William Michael Sr., "Mike/Papa", 63, of Dunnellon, went to heaven January 5, 2013, after a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 30, 1949, in Washington, D.C., to George Burnett, and the late Dolores Sweeney. He was a devoted family man, and is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Donna; adoring children, Toni Reed, Wm. Michael Burnett Jr. (Renee), Nicole Williams (Dennis), and Kristin Burnett; cherished grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey, Scott, LeeAnn, William Michael III, Caitlyn, Nicolas, Faith, Jase, and Presley; great-grandson, precious Kaiden; brothers, Steve Burnett (Chris), Jerry Wise; sisters, Susan Burnett, Margie Miller, and Denise LaFever; step-siblings, Kim, Craig, and Eric Baker; uncles, aunt; several wonderful nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; nine Godchildren; a large family of in-laws; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, G. Daniel Burnett Sr. Mike was a Steamfitter/Welder for 30 yrs. out of Local 602, Washington D.C., and Tampa Local 123. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon for 29 yrs., and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon, 11 yrs.. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Nativity Catholic Church. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2013

William Michael Burnett Sr.

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Nicole Williams

April 23, 2013

I miss you Papa more and more everyday. I love you.


January 14, 2013

Donna, my heart goes out to you and your family. We will certainly miss Mike very much. I am so thankful that I was able to be good friends with Mike and you for so long, I will always have great memories of the times we all had together.
My Prayers are with you and family .

Nick and Rosalie

Brendan Keeffe

January 13, 2013

Thoughts and prayers going out to you're family.

January 13, 2013

Donna, Toni, Nicole, Michael, and Kristin,

Our hearts are so heavy here in Hong Kong. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We love you!

Love Karen, Allie, Megan and Davis

Incline Your ear, O Lord, to our prayers in which we humbly pray that You show Your mercy to the soul of Your servant Mike, whom you commanded to leave this world. Place Mike in the region of peace and light and bid him to share in the company of Your saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lea Heyer

January 12, 2013

The St.Amant and Heyer family send the condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.