Friday, August 27, 2021


 Raymond Burnett 1927-2021

Services will be held at the Bay Pines VA Cemetery on Friday, September 3, 2021, 9:40 am (meet at the circle by the cemetery admin building).  Services will be followed by a Celebration of Life at Lake Seminole Park shelter number 5 (which was one of Ray's favorite places to see the squirrels, fish, turtles, and birds).  Let's have a good turnout from the Tampa Bay Vegetarians to show Ray's daughter Allyson how much we will miss him.

Eternal Optimist!  Unconditional Love!  Supportive!  Trustworthy friend! Selfless!  Eternally Hopeful!
Ray enjoyed swing dancing, the senior center, nature observation, Tampa Bay Vegetarians, walking daily, spending time with family and friends, and thanking the Lord daily!
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to (800) 217-3700, a charity close to Ray’s heart.   

Please enjoy some of Ray’s favorite sayings and words to live by!   

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened!”
“Let’s be glad for what we had when we had it.”
“You did the best you could under the circumstances and what you thought was right at the time.”
“I can keep a positive attitude or I can kick myself.” 
“Let’s thank the Lord!”
“Let’s hope for the best!”

We'd like everyone who plans to attend the services and celebration of life for Ray to let us know so that Allyson, Ray's daughter, can tell the VA how many cars to expect for the services and also to make sure that there is room for everyone at shelter 5 at Lake Seminole Park.  

Allyson also requests that everyone wear a mask and observe social distancing for the safety of all present.