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On September 19, 1945 in Prescott, Arkansas a baby boy was born to Adell Furlow and Rufus Muldrow. They named him Burnette. He was the cute little boy who everybody loved. He was taught the importance of true Christian values in the home and church. He was also taught that hard work pays off in the end. There was no way they ever could have known the impact he would have on so many people.
Burnette accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Munns Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership for Rev. Newman. He attended McRae School and graduated with the famous Class of 1963, the largest graduating class of McRae High School. At McRae he was involved in sports and other activities. He cherished reunion time. He loved to re-connect with friends and reminisce about the “Go Tigers” days.
Known as the walking history book, Burnette had the memory of an elephant. People would call him from all over the United States to ask him names and birthdates. He once amazed everyone by reciting the church history without any notes; beginning from the time he joined Munns Chapel Baptist Church.
After graduation he moved to Chicago. Naturally sharp and outgoing, he made friends easily and was well respected. He worked many years at Proctor & Gamble. A lover of sports, he was a die-hard Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls fan.
After many years of the cold “Windy City”, he decided to move across country to California. It was there that he sharpened and toned his construction skills that made way for him to receive several awards, and certifications. After retirement he relocated back to Prescott to be closer to his family, friends and community which had first inspired him to seek out a well-rounded and fulfilling life. He re-dedicated himself as a member of Munns Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Arthur Hill and re-established close ties to his family and friends.
He fondly became known as “Mr. B” the co-owner of the popular B&B Barbeque Restaurant situated in downtown Prescott. Together with Betty Hall, his special friend they made history for their mouth-watering food. His specialty was rib tips and patrons often referred to him as “Mr. Rib Tips”. After closing the business, he would periodically barbeque. Guest from around the region would travel to Prescott, Arkansas for a taste of his famous barbeque. After his health begin to decline, he really took note and enjoyed the simple things that life offered; very humble and never complicated he depended on the Lord, family and friends. He was cared for personally by his special friend Betty Hall along with his sister, Patricia Blake.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the Lord saw fit to relieve him from the trials of this world. He was preceded in this same homegoing by his mother, Adell Blake; a brother, Sam Stafford; a sister, Gretchen Muldrow; grandparents, Matilda Furlow, John Jackson, Hattie Belle and Emanuel Wardie Muldrow.
Those left to relish in his memory are a very special friend, Betty Hall; his father, Rufus Muldrow of Chicago Heights, IL; one son, David Railey (Pam) Muldrow of Prescott, AR; a grandson, Kenyon Railey Muldrow; two sisters, Patricia Blake of Prescott, AR and Shelia (Michael) Kellogg of Illinois; a special cousin whom he loved as a sister, Jossie Furlow of Berkeley, CA; a brother, Willie Arthur Stafford Smith of Kansas City,, MO; special nieces and nephews, Tyrone, Tracy (LaTish), Jonathan, Napoleon (Nadia), Misty (Leonard), Samuel (Whitney) and Bryan Muldrow; a very special bonus daughter, Niesha Scott and bonus grandchildren, Laniya, Willie and Javarie. He also leaves an abundance of cousins and many friends. A live well spent, is a life well lived and now he rests.
Public visitation will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 1626 Logan Street. Graveside services will be shared at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas with Rev. Kyle L. Jones, eulogist and Rev. F. L. Smith, officiant.
Submitted by the family of Burnette Muldrow
Bearers of the casket will be the Staff of Williams Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Napoleon Briggs, Jonathan Briggs, Tyrone Stafford, Tracy Stafford, Sherman Johnson, Bryan Muldrow and the McRae High School Class of 1963.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
2:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)
Williams Funeral Home - At the Manse
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)
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