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Reverend Frankie Lee Burnett

September 26, 1955 February 19, 2021
Reverend Frankie Lee Burnett
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Obituary for Reverend Frankie Lee Burnett

Frankie L. Burnett
Alpha: September 26, 1955 ~ Omega: February 19, 2021


Frankie L. Burnett was born on September 26, 1955, to Dorothy Mae Williams-Burnett and Peter Louis Burnett Sr. Frankie grew up Southern Baptist and his love for God fueled his work in the Brooksville Community and beyond.

Frankie attended the University of Florida in 1973, being amongst a very elite group of African American scholars selected from Hernando High School. Frankie was a proud member of the Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. He graduated in 1975 with his Associates of Science in Business Administration and returned to Brooksville to serve as a pillar in the community. Frankie worked in the school system as the plant operations supervisor for several years.

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Frankie served as a member and president of the Hernando County NAACP. During that time Frankie was also well known for his rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s, famous “I Have A Dream” speech. People would travel from all around the continental United States to hear his rendition of this speech. Frankie is also a member of the Fredrick Kelly Elks Lodge #1270 where he has been a member for 45 years. Frankie served as the pastor of Saint Lewis Missionary Baptist Church. Frankie also served on the board of United Way foundation. For the past 46 years Frankie has also hosted a Christmas gift give away for the children and families of the community, helping to ease their financial burden during the holiday season. Frankie was also infamous for his fried and smoked turkeys that he would give away during the holiday season.

Frankie served on the Brooksville City Council, being only the second African American to serve and he also served as the Mayor of Brooksville. Frankie’s political views were and will always be “people over politics”. Frankie tirelessly served the community by counseling convicted felons and assisting with their reintegration back into the community

Frankie lived as a servant and leader paving the way for young people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

26

Feb

5:00 PM 2/26/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/26/2021 7:00:00 PM
St Lewis Missionary Baptist Church

12162 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34601

*Face Masks are required and CDC Guidelines will be enforced. Only a certain number will be allowed inside at a time.

St Lewis Missionary Baptist Church
12162 Broad Street Brooksville 34601 Florida
United States

Graveside

Saturday

27

Feb

1:00 PM 2/27/2021 1:00:00 PM
Brooksville Cemetery

1275 Olmes Rd
Brooksville, FL 34601

*Face Masks are required and CDC Guidelines will be enforced. Only a certain number will be allowed inside at a time.

Brooksville Cemetery
1275 Olmes Rd Brooksville 34601 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brooksville Cemetery Final Resting Place

1275 Olmes Rd
Brooksville, FL 34601

1275 Olmes Rd Brooksville 34601 FL
United States
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