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Lenette Owens Burrell

June 4, 1927 — July 4, 2023

Elberton, GA

Lenette Owens Burrell

Lenette Owens Burrell, 96, was set free to reunited with her soulmate and trailblazing professional partner, Zeb L. Burrell, M.D. on July 4, 2023. 
Dr. Burrell lead a distinguished career that included being awarded the Silver Medallion by the Georgia Heart Association. She is the co-founder of the Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in 1974, serving as President 1975-1976. Dr. Burrell is internationally recognized for her scholarship as the editor of the textbook, Adult Nursing in Hospital and Community Settings, and as co-editor of Intensive Nursing Care and Critical Care (translated into Spanish, Polish, and British). Additionally, Dr. Burrell was an invited member of the Critical Care Nursing Delegation to Russia and Hungary in 1992.
Dr. Burrell spent the majority of her teaching career at AU's Athens campus. To honor her “joy in teaching nursing students”, in 2009 her husband established the Dr. Lenette Burrell Nurse Educator Scholarship Endowment.
She is survived by her children: Lee (Edye), Nance (Ronn), Valerie (Tony), and David (Missy); 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and countless other family, friends and colleagues.
Memorial services are to be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Forest Ave, Elberton, Ga, on Sunday, July 23, at 2pm.
The family requests donations rather than flowers to either the Dr. Lenette O. Burrell Nurse Educator Scholarship Endowment or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC), PO Box 951, Elberton, Ga 30635.
Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.

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Memorial Service

Sunday, July 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

20 Forest Avenue, Elberton, GA 30635

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