Daniel Rene Burrell


Daniel Rene Burrell was born on Dec. 9, 1961, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Robinson and Maria (Kopf) Burrell. He was affectionately known as Danny. He departed this life Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Newport News.

He grew up in Columbia, Md., and attended Howard County Public Schools.  He was employed as a chef for various establishments throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during his career.  He retired in September 2021 from Janet’s Cafe in Onancock.

Danny was an avid reader, a food connoisseur, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was very likable and never met a stranger. Danny made friends wherever he went and will be sincerely missed by everyone who knew him.

Danny was diagnosed with an illness in September 2021.  During the last year Danny maintained a positive outlook as he endured his medical treatments.  Sadly, Danny succumbed to his illness.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Robinson and Maria Burrell.

Danny leaves to cherish his memory: one sister, Eraine (Burrell) Franklin, one brother-in-law, Roderick Franklin, three aunts; Anna (Kopf) Sedelmeier Bernice (Burrell) Graham, Virginia (Burrell) Williams, two uncles; Bishop Fred Graham, Bob Williams, a best friend, James Kilby, and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

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