OBITUARY

Robert Dan Burt

March 30, 1939October 2, 2017

Robert Daniel "Dan" Burt, 78, of Madison, MS, died October 2, 2017, in the Hughes Memory Care Nursing Home at St. Catherine's Village, in Madison, MS, after valiantly fighting Alzheimer's for many years. He was born March 30, 1939, in Neshoba County, MS, to Robert and Ethel Fulton Burt. He was a good man with a humble, gentle spirit who loved the Lord and considered it an honor to serve God and help anyone in need.

Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2017, at Parkway Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, with service to follow at 11:00 a.m. October 5, 2017 at Broadmoor Baptist Chapel and burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.

Dan is survived by wife of 58 years, Jeanelle Cumberland Burt, daughter Lynn Burt Lister (Tommy) of Madison, MS, and son Kerry Daniel Burt (Blythe) of Prosper, TX, and four grandchildren: Jennifer Lila Lister Sanders (Andrew), Thomas Scott Lister (fiancé Jennings Graham), Ryan Daniel Burt, and Avery Lynn Burt. He is also survived by brother, John Burt, Philadelphia, MS, and sisters, Walterine McKay, Madison, MS, and Annie Laura Browning, Clinton, MS, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, J.C. Burt, and baby sister, Alice Burt.

Dan served eight years in the Mississippi Army National Guard (Dixie Division) Philadelphia, MS. He was retired from the Jackson, MS, Fire Department and as owner of Burt Gutter Service. One of his hobbies was fishing, and it didn't matter if he was using a cane pole, trotline, rod and spinning reel, or deep sea fishing, he said God could speak to you in the quietness of nature.

Dan was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Through the years, he served in many church positions including deacon, various committees, and one of his favorites was preschool Sunday School teacher.

The family would like to thank the many wonderful caregivers and staff at St. Catherine's Village for their kindness and care and thank specifically Leslie Haines, Nurse Practitioner, who in her capacity as onsite Nurse Practitioner for Dr. George Patten, watched over Dan with tenderness and skill and held the hand of his wife, Jeanelle, as he transitioned through the various stages of Alzheimer's. Additionally, the family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff of Kindred Hospice as they made his last days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritian's Purse, Broadmoor Baptist Building Fund, or a favorite charity.

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John Patterson

October 4, 2017

To the Burt family: I worked with Dan at #10 fire station and he was one of the finest man I ever knew. He got me to going to Broadmoor Baptist church where I served on sound team with him. Had lots of good times with him and I know each of you will miss him. May God give you peace at this sad time.

LaMar Chamblee

October 4, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Dan's home going. I was proud to call Dan my friend. A easy man to love. May the Lord be with you and give you piece. Dan has a new home with the Lord, John 14. Always LaMar Chamblee

October 4, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to family and friends, for the lost of their beloved Dan. I hope the promise at John 6:39 can bring real comfort. Knowing that there is hope for our lost love ones can be reassuring.

October 4, 2017

May you find comfort from God

October 4, 2017

May the family find peace and comfort in knowing all sickness, all pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised.

The Staff of Parkway Funeral Home

October 4, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

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