OBITUARY

Vanessa Kay Burnett

July 2, 1975January 3, 2019

Vanessa Kay Burnett, 43, of Midland, TX, passed away on January 3, 2019. The Lord has gained an angel we are certain.

Vanessa was born in Kermit, TX on July 2, 1975, to Virginia Burnett and Earl Burnett Sr. She graduated from Midland Lee Senior High School in 1995.

Vanessa worked as a Credentialing Specialist for West Texas Physicians Alliance for 25 years. She enjoyed puzzles, NBA games, College Football (Go Longhorns!) and Men’s and Women’s College Basketball. She was actively involved in the lives of her nieces and nephews, with whom she enjoyed to spend time. Vanessa was a dedicated Christian and lived her life accordingly. She took great care of the people she loved.

Vanessa is preceded in death by her sister, Shelia Delane Burnett, Grandmother Vivian Hayes, and Grandfather Lee Frison Sr.

Vanessa is survived by parents Virginia Bonner and Earl Louis Burnett Sr., her grandmother, Pearline Frison, sisters Francene Slattery and Stephanie Friel, brothers Earl Louis Burnett Jr., Olan Burnett, and Dailon Burnett, multiple nieces and nephews, as well as many family members and dear friends.

Visitation will be at 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Joiner officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park directly after the Chapel service.

The family of Vanessa Burnett wishes to thank each individual helping plan the celebration of life for our loving sister. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Virginia Bonner, Mother
  • Earl Louis Burnett Sr., Father
  • Pearline Frison, Grandmother
  • Francene Slattery, Sister
  • Stephanie Friel, Sister
  • Earl Louis Burnett Jr., Brother
  • Olan Burnett, Brother
  • Dailon Burnett, Brother
  • She is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews, as well as many family members and dear friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 10, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

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Only knew you in passing, but if you were anything like your mother you were special. May God be with you on your way home.

Biography

Vanessa Kay Burnett was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Vanessa will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Virginia Burnett and Earl Burnett Sr. Vanessa grew up in Midland, Texas.

      Vanessa was raised with six siblings. She had three sisters, Shelia, Francene and Stephanie and three brothers, Earl, Olan, and Dailon. Vanessa was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Vanessa had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Midland Lee Senior High School in 1995. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Fortunately, Vanessa enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Vanessa worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was Credentialing Specialist. She was employed for 25 years by West Texas Physicians Alliance. Vanessa always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Vanessa enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were puzzles and spending time with her nieces and nephews . She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Vanessa found pleasure in sports. Vanessa was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were NBA games, College Football (Go Longhorns!) and Men’s and Women’s College Basketball.

      Vanessa passed away on January 3, 2019 at In her home in Midland, Texas. She is survived by parents Virginia Bonner and Earl Louis Burnett Sr., her grandmother, Pearline Frison, sisters Francene Slattery and Stephanie Friel, brothers Earl Louis Burnett Jr., Olan Burnett, and Dailon Burnett, multiple nieces and nephews, as well as many family members and dear friends. Services were held at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Vanessa was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, Texas.

      Simply stated, Vanessa was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Vanessa leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Vanessa Kay Burnett.