Mr. Jake Peter Burrell, Jr. a lifelong resident of Mobile was born on July 27, 1944 and departed this life on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at a local hospital.
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In his early career Jake worked as a Seaman. He later retired from the Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company after serving twenty-one years as a crane operator. He loved his family and cherished his wife Josephine (Cat) who passed away on the same date twenty years ago.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Pettaway Burrell,a son Maurice Burrell, his father, Jake Peter Burrell, Sr., his mother Ida Mae McDowell, stepfather, Marcellous McDowell and step-mother, Minnie Lee Burrell.
He leaves to cherish his memories two sons: Derric (Latranza) Burrell, Sr. Axis, AL. and Michael Burrell of Riverview, Florida; seven brothers:James E. Burrell of Mobile, AL., Myles (Vicki) McDowell of Apple Valley, Minnesota,William (Eunice) Burrell, of Mobile, AL. Lavern (Ella) McDowell, of Mobile, AL., James (Vernita) Burrell of Mobile, AL., Douglas Burrell of Mobile, AL., Peter (Yvonne) Burrell, of Hampton, VA.: three sisters: Marie (Richard) Peavy, Lillie Burrell and Dorothy Burrell all of Mobile, AL.; four brothers in law: Joshua (Minnie) Pettaway, Curtis (Sonda Faye) Arnold, all of Mobile, AL., Lee Dell Pettaway, Houston, TX., and Isaiah Arnold of Detroit, MI.; two uncles: Robert Gardner, of Selma, AL. William (Carol) Gardner, of Tuscaloosa, AL.;two aunts: Willie Mae Thomas of Tuscaloosa, AL., and Ruth McCall of Mobile, AL.; four grandchildren: Dianca Burrell and Derric Burrell Jr., both of Mobile, AL. Daniel Burrell, and Lauryn Burrell both of Axis, AL.; two great-grandchildren: Devaughn Burrell and Jaylee Burrell, both of Mobile, AL.; one God-sister Lorena Blair of Mobile, AL.and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, three devoted :Sam (Catherine) Roberts, Timothy Poellnitz and Wayne Goodman all of Mobile, AL.