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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Alfred “Sunny” James Burkett Jr., 86, a native of Golden Meadow and a resident of Galliano passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Family and friends gathered together to remember him and celebrate his life on Tuesday, July 3 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, in Golden Meadow. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. and he was laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Sunny was survived by his wife of 64 years, Audrey Lefort Burkett. His daughters, Laurie Lee (fiancé, Vernell Thomas) and Adrienne Boudoin (Barry); grandchildren, Jonathan Thibodaux, Cieara Burkett (companion, Casey Flores), Rachel Boudoin and Jacob Lee; great grandchildren, Ryan Bruce, Rylan McCall and Nicholas Flores; siblings, William “Billy” Burkett and Marie Burkett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Sr. and Lenora Felarise Burkett.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a 50-year member of American Legion post 315. He was also a fisherman and a boat captain. He enjoyed having his grand and great grandchildren around him.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off is entrusted with arrangements.