The Homegoing Service for Carolyn will be held in Draeger-Langendorf on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 5:00PM. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00PM until the time of service.
Carolyn Jean Burriel, who was known to most, as “Boonie,” passed away on Sunday August 27th, 2023.
Carolyn was born in Racine, Wisconsin on August 14, 1971, to the late Wallace “Bud” Lawhorn and Bernice Whitehead. She graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Gateway Technical College and most recently worked for Killarney Kourt of Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Carolyn was united in marriage to Kelley Burriel on December 18, 2010.
Boonie loved her family and was a Matriarch of the family. She gave love and support to many, never asking anything in return. She loved to travel and even playing the slot machines every now and then. She loved her profession and has taken care of many people over the years, with dignity and respect. She was strong. She will truly be missed.
Carolyn leaves to cherish her memory her husband Kelley Burriel; one daughter, Nitasha Whitehead; grandchildren, Carmarion King and Serenity Whitehead of Racine, Wisconsin; siblings, Faye Brown, Michael Shepard, Brenda Whitehead and Terrel Lawhorn of Racine, Wisconsin, Larry Whitehead of Anchorage, Alaska and Luther Whitehead of St. Paul, Minnesota; Honorary brother Robert Petty, and honorary sisters, Wileen Sims, Pearl Petty, Vanessa Petty, Victoria Petty, Veronica Hill, Shalanda Bell, Sherine Meeks, Jacqueline Brown, Jacqueline Shepard, and Tonya Terrell; special cousin, Lakazia Ellis; Godchildren Eric Robinson Jr. and Erica Robinson; Carolyn is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Carolyn was preceded in death by both parents, nephew Deris Reeves, brother Billy Petty Sr., sisters, Gladys Sanders “Brenda Petty”, Theresa Hawkins, Aunts Dorothy Fikes, Mary Shepard, and Cousin Tiffany Lyte
Pallbearers: Michael Shepard, Roy Anderson, Kayonta Shepard, Eric Robinson Jr. Billy Petty Jr., Kelley Burriel