MassenaNellie M. Burnell, 78 a resident of the Highland Nursing Home since 2001, passed away peacefully Sunday morning (April 7, 2014). Nellie is survived by five children and many grandchildren nieces and nephews. Nellie was born to the late Charles and Mary (Osborne) Wilkerson on April 19, 1935 in Thomasville, AL. Nellie was married to Anthony Tony Burnell on March 27, 1979 in Salem, AL. Tony predeceased her in 1990. She moved to the North Country in 1994 and resided in Watertown, NY finding work at the Salvation Army, following that she worked as a nurses aide then as a housekeeper. She also worked for Hospice for a brief time.
A graveside burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery in the spring. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.phillipsmemorial.com