Jennifer Ruth Burnette
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Jennifer Ruth Burnette passed away on February 18, 2021 at the age of 36 after a long, hard-fought battle with addiction. Although her addiction was strong, it did not define who she was. She was a daughter, sister, niece and friend to many. Jennifer was always a happy, quirky person. She often could be heard quoting comedy movies to lighten the mood. Jennifer loved to make others laugh and smile. Although her sparkle in life was stolen by her addiction, her family and friends choose to remember the goofy girl she was at heart. She is survived by her parents; Mike and Jacky Burnette, her sister Michelle Thompson Jackson and her husband Patrick and her nieces Olivia and Ella. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles; Mike and Patty O'Neal of Baton Rouge, La, Kim and Allen Bonner of Savanah, GA, Nancy and Mike Mensik of Pearland, TX and Whitney L. Burnette of Lafayette, LA. She was the longtime companion of Travis Williams and always held a special place in her heart for his daughter Kalyiana. Jennifer is preceded in death by her grandparents; Jack and Erline O'Neal. She will truly be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
So sorry for your loss my friends. My thoughts are with you.
Monese Roberts
February 22, 2021
I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I lost my brother to the same on December 13th. You are not alone in your unimaginable grief. Sending you prayers for peace in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
February 22, 2021
We don't know each other, but I want to tell you how sorry I am that Jennifer lost her life to addiction. This is the worse pain a parent will ever feel, I know, my daughter Sheri died 6/28/13 from a prescription drug overdose. There are so many of us going through this pain. Hugs to you.
Susan Rubin
February 22, 2021
My heart goes out to the family of this beautiful girl. I also have lost 2 of my sister's children, a daughter and a son of drug addition. She was 32 and died a good many years ago and he died 1 yr ago at the age of 54. They were half brother and sister. I do not know any of you but my heart aches for your loss. May God comfort each of you at this very difficult and devastating time.
February 21, 2021
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