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Ulysses Burnett III


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Ulysses Burnett III Obituary
Ulysses "Lish" Burnett, III was born February 7, 1955 in Gary, Indiana to the late Tom Burnett, Sr. and Velma Lee Redmon. Ulysses graduated from West Side High School in 1974, where a lot of his memories, accomplishments, and awards are still on display. Ulysses also graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington) where he pledged and became life time member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Ulysses was known as "Lish" to most and "Captain" to others. Ulysses enjoyed making people laugh and he met no strangers. Lish loved being with family and friends, helping others, politics, dressing, mentoring, traveling and listening to old school music. Ulysses will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Ulysses went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Velma Lee Redmon, stepfather, William (Mary) Redmon; daughter, Jeannine Burnett; former wife, Veronica Townsend; 1 uncle Henry (Savannah) Cole; brothers John (Valerie) Cole, Eddie James Smith, Adam (Ted) Smith, Bernard Smith, Rodney (Corie) Burnett, Sr., Tom Burnett Jr, Larry Burnett, Darrell Burnett, Donald Burnett, Terry Burnett, Carl (Janet) Smith, Rogers Smith, Tommy (Judy) Anderson; sisters Lucille Smith-Brown, Valerie K. (Toot) Redmon-Rhea (Manuel); Dorothy Robinson, Jademonik Thomas; 1 granddaughter:, Kaliyah Dunn; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm at Guy & Allen Funeral Chapel, 2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46404 Funeral Services Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at New Friendship Baptist Church, 1545 Waite Street, Gary, Indiana 46404. Pastor Royce F. Thompson, officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.
Published in the Post Tribune from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, 2016
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