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William Anthony Burkett

April 6, 1968 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 52)

Obituary

Mr. William Burkett passed on February 3, 2021.

 

Visitation

Thursday, February 11, 2021

10am - 6pm

 

Celebration of Life

Thursday, February 11, 2021

6pm

 

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home 

3500 6th Ave. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313

 

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*CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life Service.  Up to 50 individuals will be able to attend the service in observance of Social Distancing.  Social Distancing will strongly be encouraged.

 

 

William Anthony Burkett was born April 6, 1968 in Des Moines, Iowa to William and Sandra Marie (Griffith) Burkett.  William, also known as “Doo” attended and graduated from North High School.

William confessed Christ to be his Savior at an early age and was apart of Maple Street Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. George H. Parrish, Sr. 

William enjoyed life despite having a disability.  William had many hobbies and enjoyed staying busy.  Bowling was one of them.  Reaching a score of 289 wasn’t too much of a problem for him.   William enjoyed playing basketball, throwing darts and watching NASCAR races.  His favorite sports teams were the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bulls.  Doo thought he could sing, but he was a much better dancer - Doo Doo Dancer!  He was a big fan of Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. 

As a family man, William was great with children. He was blessed to have five of his own. He took pride in raising his own children and loved them from the bottom of his heart. 

On February 3, 2021, William transitioned from this earthly life to his eternal life.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Sandra Burkett; grandparents, Clifford Richard and Flossie Mae Terrell; aunt/ sis, Jeanie and uncles/ bros: Craig, Bo and Toby.

Left to cherish his memories are his children, Krisha Harris, Desirae Burkett, Kayanna Burkett, Dezmon Burkett and Tristan Burkett-Murray; siblings, David Burkett, Kevin Burkett, Eraina   Jackson and Santoi Jackson; grandchildren, Jahlani Hawkins, Nova Roberts and Londyn Roberts; aunt/ sis, Loretta Colton - Mom, Eraina Griffith and Sally Bailey; uncle/ bro, Ernest Terrell, along with a host of extended family members and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313

Celebration of Life
Thursday
February 11, 2021

6:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313

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