Phyllis Street Burrell

June 25,2019

CHARLOTTE – Phyllis Street Burrell, 80, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Elmcroft Assisted Living.  Phyllis was born on August 26, 1938 to the late Lloyd Street and Sue Peterson Street. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Michael Burrell, who was also her high school sweetheart.  She is survived by two daughters, Donna Burrell Hinson and husband, Gary and Michelle Burrell McGrath and husband, Shawn; son, Mark Phillip Burrell and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Zach Hinson and wife, Sarah, Hilary Manuliova and husband, Sergei, Hannah McGrath, Patrick McGrath, Ryan Burrell, Caspian Burrell and Elizabeth Burrell; great-grandchildren, Ellie Hinson, Danya Manuliov and Masha Manuliova.

She grew up in Unicoi, Tennessee, a place she dearly loved because she was surrounded by family and friends. She relocated to Charlotte in 1964 with her family.  Phyllis was an active member of Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church for over 51 years.  She was involved with her Circle and loved volunteering for Room at the Inn.  She had a special love for children and spent many years teaching Sunday School, Bible School and pre-school.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the Family Life Center.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, the many expressions of love, concern and kindness extended to Phyllis through her transition with Alzheimer’s.  We have been comforted by the consistent message that Phyllis was a special person and so many people experienced joy from her kind spirit.  We extend our gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Elmcroft and her Hospice team, many of which feel like our extended family.

 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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  • Sally Choate Friedman

    Donna, Michelle, and Mark,

    I am so sad to have missed the services for your mom. She was a truly wonderful person. Always kind and a lot of fun. I’ll always remember her as a great neighborhood mom! Hope she’s listening to some Elvis!

  • NANCY DECIO

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH DONNA,MICHELLE AND MARK. WE HAVE SO MANY LOVED ONES TO MISS. SO HAPPY SHE WILL BE WITH ALL HER BROTHERS, SISTERS AND MAMMA AND PAPAW AGAIN. SUCH A CELEBRATION. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.
    RON AND NANCY

  • Michelle Farmer Sanderson

    I'm so sorry about aunt Phyllis passing. She's in heaven rejoicing with Jesus and her sisters and brothers! Donna, Michelle, and Mark y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have great memories of Peg bringing me to visit y'all years ago when I was a kid. Aunt Phyllis was a beautiful sweet and kind lady.

  • Judy Renfro Farmer

    Heaven has received a precious soul. What a homecoming she is enjoying. How she loved her family. May we all find comfort in knowing she is in the arms of Jesus.

  • Susan Cox

    Such wonderful memories of a dear and loving aunt. A very special person in so many ways. I remember the fun we had when the family was together. So glad you are at rest in Jesus' arms.

  • Loree Rives

    My sweet aunt is in heaven with her two sisters whom she loved so much. I have wonderful childhood memories growing up with her. I will be celebrating her home going.

  • Ruth McGaha

    Mark, Donna, and Michelle,

    Dave and I are share in your sadness at the loss of your mom. She was a very special person and We loved both her and your dad. We can't be with you Friday to celebrate her life, but our prayers are with all of you. May you take comfort in knowing Phyllis is whole and happy in heaven with your dad.