Estelle K. Burrell

EMMERTON—Estelle Katherine Burrell died July 28, 2017, at her home in Emmerton. She was born October 21, 1929, to the late Richard Plummer Brown and Martha Pearl Veney Brown.

She was raised in Richmond County and at the age of 18 moved to Washington, D.C., and later to Arlington where she worked in Middleton’s Store for 18 years. She later worked for Melpar Electronics and was a CNA at Tappahannock Manor, a domestic worker and a nanny.

She was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church, and while in Northern Virginia, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Arlington, and Warner Baptist Church, Falls Church. She was ordained a deaconess at Mulberry, where she sang in the Mulberry Senior Choir as well as the Northern Neck Convention Choir.

She was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Vernon Abel Brown, Cleeda Thompson, Ferness Livingstone and Burnell Veney; and her husband, John Edward Burrell.

She is survived by her son, Louis Burrell; daughter, Angila Rhone; grandsons, Brandon Burrell-Rhone, Sidney Wright and Brandon Martin; granddaughter, Shatoya Whiting; great-grandchildren, Makayla Veon, Tyjohn Campbell, Brandon Burrell Rhone Jr., Erin Burrell-Rhone and Josiah Martin; sisters, Edna Cousins and Virginia Greene of Baltimore, Md., and Ruby Meade and Dolores Moody of Warsaw; and brother, Rev. Thomas Brown of Baltimore, Md.

A funeral was held Saturday, August 5, at Mulberry Baptist Church, Farnham. Interment followed in the church cemetery.


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