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Jennifer Ruth Burnette

January 30, 1985February 18, 2021

Jennifer Ruth Burnette passed away on February 18, 2021 at the age of 36 after a long, hard-fought battle with addiction. Although her addiction was strong, it did not define who she was. She was a daughter, sister, niece and friend to many. Jennifer was always a happy, quirky person. She often could be heard quoting comedy movies to lighten the mood. Jennifer loved to make others laugh and smile. Although her sparkle in life was stolen by her addiction, her family and friends choose to remember the goofy girl she was at heart. She is survived by her parents; Mike and Jacky Burnette, her sister Michelle Thompson Jackson and her husband Patrick and her nieces Olivia and Ella. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles; Mike and Patty O’Neal of Baton Rouge, La, Kim and Allen Bonner of Savanah, GA, Nancy and Mike Mensik of Pearland, TX and Whitney L. Burnette of Lafayette, LA. She was the longtime companion of Travis Williams and always held a special place in her heart for his daughter Kalyiana. Jennifer is preceded in death by her grandparents; Jack and Erline O’Neal. She will truly be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit


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Allyson Thibodaux

March 3, 2021

I only knew Jennifer for a very short period of time. She seemed to live life to it’s fullest and I never heard her ever say one negative thing. She was always upbeat and friendly. My sympathies to Jennifer’s family and close friends.

Caleb Moran

February 22, 2021

Im sorry to hear about this jennifer always had my heart and i prayed everynight for her she will be missed alot i willl pray for yall mr.mike and mrs jacky

Cheryl Summey

February 22, 2021

Mike and family,
The class of 76 sends it’s deepest condolences in the passing of your beautiful daughter. May God grace you with comfort and strength during this time.
Your 76 Classmates and Friends

Sherry Heywood

February 21, 2021

Our prayers are with you right now! Please know we are thinking about you and love you!
Sherry & Bruce

Karl Celestine

February 21, 2021

Mike and Jacky
I am truly saddened to hear that Jennifer lost the battle though she was a fighter. You have my sincere condolences 💐 and sending my prayers of healing for you & your family. Rest In Peace Jennifer.

Beverly Clary

February 21, 2021

Jacky and Mike,
I happened to see this on Facebook-I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I can’t imagine the heartache you all are experiencing. Please know you all are in my prayers. May God grant you peace that surpasses all understanding.
Love, Beverly Clary

Cindy Fish

February 20, 2021

Mike and Jacky,
We are so very saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful child, please know you are held close in our thoughts and in prayers.
Cindy and Garry Fish

James & Sharon Blazer

February 20, 2021

Jackie and Mike, so sorry to hear about Jennifer. Our heart aches for you both. Please know that you and the family are in our prayers.

Marci Watts Shelton

February 20, 2021

Michael & Jacky I am so sorry for you’re loss. Please know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marci Watts Shelton

Doris Acquaviva

February 20, 2021

Prayers for the grieving parents who lost their daughter, Jennifer who has now transitioned with my daughter, Ashley. I promise you Ashley and all her loved ones on the other side have embraced her with unconditional love.
Dear Father, Your Spirit carries the softness of eternity. You are the fragrance of comfort, you are the enfolding lullaby. Please encircle my dear friends in their grief. Cocoon them within your arms of love, whisper heavenly truth into their souls, and keep each fragment of their broken hearts safe.
Doris and Dave