Helen Joyce Burrell

November 30, 1941 – July 27, 2021

Funeral services for Helen Joyce Burrell of Winona will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 31 in the Oliver Funeral Home chapel, with burial following in Seneasha UMC Cemetery in Attala County. Mr. Bo Surrell will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Surrell, Bill Vail, Harold Floyd, Tommy Acy, Will Carpenter, and Kyle Hallford. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Landon Acy, Holden Acy, and Kale Hallford.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Helen Joyce Burrell, 79, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Winona Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Charleston, MS on November 30, 1941 to Otha and Kitty Yvonne Joliff Burns. She was a retired retail manager for Tally’s Tobacco at several locations, including Kosciusko, Vaiden, Grenada, and Winona. She was a former alderwoman for the town of Vaiden and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Winona church of Christ and loved her church family dearly. She loved her family and will be remembered as a generous and loving friend.

Ms. Burrell is survived by her three sons, Joseph Steve Burrell of Winona, Kenneth Burrell (Marc Harrell) of Leawood, Kansas, and Joe C. “Bozie” Burrell, Jr. (Melody) of Winona; sister, Geraldine Smith (Robert) of Charleston, SC; brother, Michael Burns (Debbie) of Millington, TN; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and infant sister, Martha Jean Burns.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or by mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

6 thoughts on “Helen Joyce Burrell

  1. Bozie and family:
    We are sorry to hear about your Mom. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you say goodbye. Love in Christ, Dennis and Deborah

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  2. Bozie and family so sorry for ur loss she was always a dear sweet person prayer for all the family 🙏🙏🙏

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  3. To The Family of Ms. Joyce Burrell, I’m so sorry for your loss. I work with Ms. Joyce at Piggly Wiggly and Vaiden Grogeries for years. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for the family
    Emma and Keith King

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  4. I sure will miss my friend very much we were neighbors in Vaiden for 35 years she was the sweetest person you would ever meet ,she would do anything for anyone ,and I would her ,she didn’t ask many times sometimes I would have to do things that I wanted to because I wanted to .She didn’t ask to many time for a favor but I was always willing she was very independent.I know that God has her now,and I know she be with her other angel friends Rest in peace my friend Love you always

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