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Arthur L. Burrells Jr.

September 12, 1944 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

 

Mr. Arthur Leroy Burrells Jr. born in Providence Rhode Island on September 12, 1944 to the late Mrs. Madeline Burrells and Mr. Arthur Leroy Burrells Sr. Arthur Burrells grew up in the providence school system and after graduating from high school, Arthur joined the Navy in May of 1964. He served in the Vietnam War and was promoted to the rank of captain while he worked hard at sea on the USS Forest Sherman, being honorably discharged in April of 1970.

After his honorable discharge Arthur Burrells moved back home to Providence Rhode Island and then later to Brooklyn New York. He was employed by Raytheon, headquartered in Walpole Massachusetts. In Brooklyn NY he met Jacqueline (Pierce) who later became Jacqueline Burrells on September 10, 1977. Shortly after their marriage the happy couple moved back to Arthur’s birthplace Providence RI.

He was a hard worker. He did what it took to take care of his family. While he worked at Raytheon fulltime, he found time to work (or have side gigs as he would call them) as a DJ, a car detailer and a gas station attendant. He also found time to be a dedicated Mason in which he served 20 years receiving different honors and different offices such as Honorary Past Grand Master, Past Grand Master, Holy Royal Arch and Past Grand Master of the Celestial Lodge No.2 and a member of the fisherman club.

Arthur Leroy Burrells Jr, has left to mourn his sister Anna Mae Burton of Providence RI, His son Corey Burrells and daughter Yolanda (Burrells) Carver (both from previous marriage) both from Alabama. He also leaves to mourn Jacqueline (Burrells) White of Providence RI (from his second marriage of eight years) along with his daughter Carla A (Burrells) Brown and his son in law Archbishop Lionel E. Brown Jr of Providence RI. Ten grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friend. Four close friends Johunt Washington, George Lema, Bernard Perry and Nathaniel Christmas. Arthur also had a sister Joan Clarke and grandson Eric Brown which proceeded him in death.

 

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Services

Viewing & Funeral Service
Monday
February 28, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Church
65 Narragansett Ave.
Providence, RI 02907

Burial

RI Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
301 S County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

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