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Brianna Nicholle Burkett

September 22, 1994 — May 30, 2019

Brianna Nicholle Burkett, 24, passed away in her sleep at her rural Gibsonburg home on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Born on Sept. 22, 1994 in Oregon, OH, Brianna was a daughter of Yulinda Burkett.  Brianna coped with Canavan Leukodystrophy all her life.  Yet, with the love and care provided by her family and friends, she was able to graduate from Gibsonburg High School in 2013 and long outlive her doctors’ expectations.

She enjoyed therapeutic horseback riding, going to Julie’s Dance Studio in Bowling Green where she danced as a Cherub in The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up, collecting fairy dolls and was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg.

She leaves behind her family and network of caregivers, her mom, Yulinda (Jeff Payne); sister, Donika (Zachary) Minick and their son, Grady all of Fremont; grandparents, Russell and Belinda Burkett, Sr. of Gibsonburg; uncle, Russell “Rusty” (Jennifer) Burkett, Jr. and their son Grayson of Gibsonburg; great aunt, Barbara Rakay of Lindsey; and aunt, Betsy (James) Cannon of KY.

Brianna is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Kenneth and Yuvon Burkett; aunt, Becky Burkett; and great uncle, Frank Rakay.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 3-7 p.m., at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg.  Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, June 5, 11 a.m., at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg where visitation will begin at 10 a.m.  Rev. Henry Seibert will officiate.

Burial will be at West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canavan Research Illinois, PO Box 5823, Buffalo Grove, IL  60089.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services

319 W Madison St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church

500 S Brentwood Dr, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church

500 S Brentwood Dr, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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