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Deacon Ulysses Mitchell Burnette

December 23, 1944 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 77)

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Ulysses M. Burnette affectionately known as “Mitch” and “Sugar Man” was born in Lumber City, Georgia on December 23, 1944, to the late Dorothy Wright and Clarence Burnette.He departed this life on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, GA. He attended the Glynn County School System and worked at Jekyll Authority and retired from Hercules Incorporated in 2005 after 36 years of service. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the First Friendship Baptist Church in 1978. He served as a kitchen helper and an usher. He later became a Deacon in 2012 under the leadership of Rev. Christopher Wilson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Willie Mae Burnette; daughter, Dawana Anderson and an adopted son, Antoine Ozell of Brunswick, GA; his siblings, Helen and Fred Tompkins, Carolyn & Hubert Bess, Vernon Wright, Latonya all of Brunswick, GA, Willie and Lisa McKenzie of Tifton, GA, Daryl and Princess Wright of New Jersey; his paternal siblings, Myron (Kathy) Burnette of Suwanee, GA, Clarence and Shelia of Albany, GA, Alfreda Burnette Pool (Derek) of Dublin, GA, Joseph (Debra) Burnette of McRae, GA, Allison Burnette of Dublin, GA and Leslie Burnette of McRae, GA; sister in laws, Beverly Burnette of Alamo, Shirley (Amos) Rauls, Berdie (Fleming) Roberts, Janet (Sammie) Smith, Jacquelyn Greene, Linda Dunwoody and Sandra Moore all of Brunswick, GA; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; special friend Bernice Davis and special niece Alexis Mungin.

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 Service Program


January 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Graveside Service
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
3301 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

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