Michael Phillip Burrell

October 2, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Michael Phillip Burrell, 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Elmcroft Assisted Living.  Michael was born on July 18, 1937 to the late Eugene Burrell and Velma Frazier Burrell Clark.  He grew up in Erwin, Tennessee which held a special place in his heart. He moved his family to Charlotte in 1964 to work with Fiber Industries.  Michael later started his own machine shop, Micro-Bore, which he operated until his retirement.

Michael was actively involved in the beloved Steele Creek Community where he served as a volunteer fireman and a member of the Steele Creek Lodge.  He was a member of Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church for 51 years, where he served as a Deacon, Elder and Sunday School Superintendent.

Michael is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Street Burrell, who was also his high school sweetheart; two daughters, Donna Burrell Hinson and her husband, Gary and Michelle Burrell McGrath and her husband, Shawn; son, Mark Phillip Burrell and his wife, Dana; grandchildren, Zach Hinson and his wife, Sarah, Hilary Manuliova and her husband, Sergei, Hannah McGrath, Patrick McGrath, Ryan Burrell, Caspian Burrell and Elizabeth Burrell; great-grandchildren, Ellie Hinson, and Danya Manuliov.

 Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian on Friday.

The family would like to express their love and gratitude to their friends and family for the outreach and support during Michael’s illness.  A special thank you to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Elmcroft and his Hospice team.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247 or to Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28273.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.



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  • Angela Wilburn

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Dot Pittman

    My prayers & love are with all of you. I feel so blessed for having known your Dad. I will never forget his kindness. My life is better from having known him. Prayers to each of you during this sad time.

  • Gail Horne

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.

  • Helen McGougan

    I just found out this morning. I am so sorry, praying for you and your whole family, for the peace that only comes from our Heavenly Father. Please take some time for yourself, you've had way to much on you lately.
    Love ya,

  • Lisa West-Health Department

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family during this difficult time.

  • Eilleen and Jim Palmer

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with the Burrell family. Michael was a wonderful man and will be missed.

  • Sally Friedman

    Such sweet, fond memories of Mike and the entire Burrell family. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I miss him and Phyllis and all the Delshire gang. My deepest sympathies to Phyllis, Donna, Michelle and Mark.

  • Lisa and Larry Davis

    Dear sweet Phyllis and family. We are so sorry about your loss. We have always loved Michael. He will be missed. We have special memories of always seeing him at the Apple Festival on the corner in Erwin. It is this weekend too. Wish we could be there to give you all hugs and love but you will be in our prayers