Charles Vernon Burnett

Arrangements for Charles Vernon Burnett, 91, Lawrence, are pending at this time.

Mr. Burnett died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his home.

Messages & Condolences

From Roxanna Baldomino...

To Josephine and Family…..

We are sorry to hear of Charles passing. We will always remember Charles & your family as form fixtures in the Lawrence congregation. Many things have changed in the Lawrence Congregation, but Charles love & devotion to guide his brothers and sisters in Jehovahs love will always be remembered as his basis for living his life. He was a mild soft spoken man with plenty to say when he was helping sanctify Jehovah’s name.
It’s just around the corner….

Roxanna, Veronica & Garridan Baldomino

From Dianne Cochran...

Charles Burnett lived a life that mattered. We’re all feeling a deep sense of loss as we try to absorb the passing of Charles, who in every way, personified a true gentleman.

Charles had a gentle voice, a kind, self-effacing manner that we found so endearing. He chose to live a life that reflected his deep love for his God, Jehovah, and for His Son, Jesus Christ. Charles firmly believed in the Psalmist’s promise that Jesus referred to in his Sermon on the Mount, “the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” —Psalm 37:9-11

We thought of Charles while reading a poem entitled “Living a Life That Matters.” After stating what does not matter at the end of life, it continues…

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
—Michael Josephson

Charles was very clear about what mattered most. He demonstrated that clarity every day of his life. Although we mourn his loss, deeply, his example will live on in our hearts and in our memories.

—Dianne & Craig Cochran

From Vanessa Metzger...

I had the pleasure of working with Charles from 1986 to 1997 at Kring’s Interiors. He was always so respectful of coworkers and customers. He had a great eye for detail and a good memory for things he observed on the jobs. He was a true craftsman, and gentleman. Rest in peace Charles you were a very positive influence on several of us you worked with, always leading by example. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

From Terry and Rosie Umphenour...

Charles was such a good friend to Terry. They worked together on many Kingdom Hall projects. Such a hard worker! Our prayers are with his family today.

From Kayla Kring-Kula...

My memories of Charlie are as a man of loyalty to his family, faith and values. As a child I recall seeing Charlie at the store with his soft voice and smile. Blessings to all.

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