Jessie D. Burkett

July 17, 1963 - December 28, 2021


Jessie D. Burkett, age 58, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, KS. He was born July 17, 1963, in Columbus, GA, the son of George and Faye Mannix Burkett. Jessie worked as a press operator for a newspaper and then drove a truck for many years. He enjoyed woodworking and could fix anything. He married Kimberly Graham on June 16, 1989, in Belton, TX.

Survivors include his wife Kimberly of the home; two daughters, Amanda Griggs (Ty), St. Mary’s, GA, and Amber Burkett (Chris), Belton, TX; a son, Aaron Burkett, Belton, TX; a brother, Tommy Burkett, TX; eight grandchildren, Azrah, Miley, Marly, Foster, Joshua, Crista, Haleigh, and Ayden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Coggin, a grandson, Jacob, and his parents.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Jessie Burkett memorial fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at