Burnette Edmonds was born on October 16, 1959, to Robert and Geraldine Edmonds in Williamson, West Virginia. He attended high school at Linden McKinley.
He was known as “Pops,” “BFife,” or “Uncle Barney.” He enjoyed skating “Pearlin” on the weekends and fishing as much as he possibly could. He loved to travel. He admired jewelry, hats, and loved to dress. He was a car enthusiast and had an affinity for Cadillacs. Prior to his amputation, he enjoyed playing basketball. He could be often found shopping, playing the lottery and
He was employed at Steel Drum and BP Gas Station, and he worked for Rumpke for over 20 years. He was a well-rounded guy and was very strong. He was very independent and never asked anybody for anything. He was always willing to assist with whatever favor you needed from him. He was the go-to person in the family and was considered by many relatives as the patriarch of the family. Whenever he was around it was always a great time.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Edmonds; mother, Geraldine Taylor Edmonds; sisters, Gwendella Edmonds, Denise Aaron and son, Clifford Smith.
He leaves to forever cherish his memory: his daughter, Madhi Edmonds; sons, Antonio Higgs and Arthur Smith; grandchildren, Mahila Houston, My’Yasmine Swinson, Chrissean Houston, Lamar Higgs, and Praise-Rose Smith; great-grandson, Sir’Maj Houston; his brothers, Alonzo, Robert, Lewis, Kenneth Edmonds; nieces and nephews, Ashley, Regina, Ebony, Carla,
Pierre, Jerry, Alonzo, Justin, Jordan, Crystal, Carlisha, Charlotte, Joseph, Christopher
He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him!
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