Mae Lizzie Burrel

April 26, 1931 ~ September 11, 2022

Mae Lizzie Burrel, age 91, of Grand Rapids, was called home by her Lord on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved to fish, cook, garden, and care for her family most of all. She was the greatest mother her kids could have asked for, moving from Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1952 and working hard to provide for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Burrel; children, James Burrel, Sylvester Burrel, Lester Burrel, Ernestine May; and her eight siblings. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Annie Taylor, L.C. a.k.a. Shorty Burrel, Ricky (Pam) Burrel; brother, Jimmy Carter; sister, Eunice a.k.a. Willie Carter; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held 10 am Wednesday, September 21 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood. Burial will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 4-6 pm and on Wednesday from 9-10 am at the funeral home.

Visitation
Tuesday, September 20
4:00pm - 6:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Wednesday, September 21
9:00am - 10:00am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Funeral
Wednesday, September 21
10:00am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Leave Your Tribute Message

September 16, 2022 12:45pm
Our heartfelt condolences to your family - may you be blessed by beautiful memories. Cynthia - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

- Cynthia

September 16, 2022 11:17am
Thank you for letting us service your family at this time.

- Eric Reed

September 13, 2022 8:31pm
Tribute to her 91 years young New one as loving, compassionate, caring, as auntie not cousin but auntie . always had a positive encouraging word when I was growing up as a child . Loved On me Mae Liz would always make sure if we were around playing we have something to eat, we come in from the heat when we did have air conditioning she had a big fan over there on Logan Street LOL I just love being in the presence of my cousins, Annie was like a sister and is like a sister to me, but we're cousins . Go ahead and celebrate rest from your labor and receive that reward that God had waiting just for you . we love you and we truly going to miss you, but grateful that you have been apart of our lives for many generations. family I love you and just remember ....God does love you too and he's there with you 24/7. blessings until we meet again ...May the work that we do glorify and honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and one day we will all be together once again and the blessed name of Jesus Amen - Pastor Glenda'Lenard Taylor

- Pastor Glenda'Lenard Taylor

September 13, 2022 8:22pm
New one loving compassionate caring auntie not cousin but auntie always had a positive encouraging word when I was growing up as a child On me Liz would always make sure if we were around playing we have something to eat we come in from the heat when we did have air conditioning she had a big fan over there on Logan Street LOL and I just love being in the presence of my cousins Annie was like a sister and is like a sister to me but we're cousins Go ahead and celebrate rest from your labor and receive that reward that God had waiting just for you we love you and we truly going to miss you but grateful that you have been apart of our lives for many generations family I love you and just remember God does too and he's there with you 24/7 blessings until we meet again May the work that we do glorify and honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and one day we will all be together once again and the blessed name of Jesus Amen

- Pastor Glenda'Lenard Taylor




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