James Burelison, age 65, of Crooked Lake, Angola, walked through Heaven’s Gates on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 8, 1955 to the late Irvin Lawrence Burelison and Ella Jane (Floyd) Burelison. He married Janell Joy Collins on January 15, 2000 in Fort Wayne. Jim was employed in plumbing sales and he was a St. Joseph Township EMT and Firefighter.
His wife, Janell Joy Burelison of Crooked Lake.
Son, Michael Burelison and Cheryl of Angola.
Daughter, Cassandra and Tim Gass of Fort Wayne.
Son, Andrew and Amber Burelison of Kentucky.
Son, Matthew Burelison of Angola.
Grandchildren: Cory Briney, Katelyn Burelison, Elaina Burelison, Michael Burelison, Jr, James Burelison, Easton Burelison, Annie Ball, Leland Gass, Amy Burelison, Annabell Burelison, Austin Burelison, Alex Burelison, Peyton Burelison and Myles Burelison. Great Grandchildren: Ruby Briney and Kayson Young.
Sister, Sandy and Jim Balch of St. Louis, Missouri.
Sister, Karen and Dan Charters of Fort Wayne.
Sister, Sheryl and Clyde Meade of Angola.
Brother, John and Mary Burelison of Fort Wayne.
Brother, Joe and Jodie Burelison of Angola.
Brother, Jake Burelison of Kentucky.
Nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Lilie Grace Burelison.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street in Kendallville.
Visitation will take place from 12:00 - 4:00 PM followed by the service at 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Steuben County Animal Shelter or Parkview Hospice and Home Health.
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