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Leon John “L.J.” Burleson of Brilliant, Alabama

Age:  80

Born:  October 29, 1938, in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama to the late Wallace Burleson and Edna Morgan Burleson.

Died:  Friday, May 17, 2019, at his residence in Brilliant, Marion County, Alabama.

Visitation:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday night, May 19, 2019, at the Miles Funeral Home, Winfield, Alabama

Funeral Service:  11:00 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home, Winfield, Alabama.

Burial:  Goldmine Cemetery, Brilliant, (Gold Mine Community) Marion County, AL.

Officiating:  Jerry Self.

Survived By:

Wife:  Luvenia Speakman Burleson of Brilliant, AL.


Debra (Terry) Wakefield of Brilliant, AL.

Sheila Burleson of Nauvoo, AL.

Sabrina Burleson of Brilliant, AL.

Debbie (Eddie) Fields of Brilliant, AL.

Tina Harrison of Moundville

Son:  Lance (Andrea) McCullar of Haleyville, AL.


Clara Baldwin of Loves Park, IL.

Jimmie (Jim) Ridings of Rockford, IL.

Sue (Clay) Langston of McKenzie, TN.

Judy Irwin of TN.

Grandchildren:  9

Great-Grandchildren:  8

And a Host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends.

Preceded In Death By:

Parents:  Wallace Burleson and Edna Morgan Burleson.

Wife:  Wilbalean Shirley Burleson

Sister:  Ester Raper and her husband, John Raper

Brother-In-Law:  Robert Baldwin

Infant Granddaughter:  Christy Wakefield.

Bio:  Leon was born October 29, 1938, in Haleyville, Alabama to the late Wallace Burleson and Edna Morgan Burleson. He attended school at Haleyville and was a resident of that area while growing up. He has been a resident of Brilliant, Alabama since 1972. He owned and operated his own business, Burleson Roofing for many years. He was an avid coon hunter and a member of the Alabama Coon Hunters Association and the Marion County Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, he had a green thumb and could make anything grow. He loved spending time with his family and having gatherings with them.*

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL., directing.*

Photo Source:  Facebook


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