Raymond (Ray) Lee Burkett, 48, of Las Vegas, entered eternal peace on September 6, 2022.
He was born on August 27, 1974 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Ray is survived by sons Austin (Kevin) Bisschen-Cox and Raymond Young; daughter Ayla Berger; granddaughter Willow Young; mother Claudia Burkett; Michael Motto who he lovingly referred to as “pops”; father Roy (Louisa) Burkett; brothers Michael (Niki) Burkett and Roy V. Burkett; sister Cheri Ann Manfred Rice; grandmothers Neta Cockrell and Ann Peterson; aunt Tina Cockrell and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Guardians fan. He enjoyed drawing and fishing. Ray was loyal and kind, he will missed by the many friends and acquaintances he met along his journey.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Alyssa Burkett; grandfathers Charles Cockrell and Jess Peterson; and great-grandmother Betty Cockrell.
The family would also like to acknowledge the care of the Clark County Coroner’s office and McDermott’s Funeral and Cremation Services.
A vigil will be held at a later date. Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to The Winter Sanctuary in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28
Ray you are going to be so missed! Our conversations that we’ve been having recently about you and how well you have been doing and how you are fighting to be a better person are an inspiration to me and I will cherish them forever! We love you and miss you with all our hearts!
Rest easy ray you will be missed we love you!
Poe and I are so sorry for your loss!
Ray it has been a long time since I last saw you. You were just a young boy. We travelled with Grandpa Peterson, your brothers Roy and Michael, your sister Cheri and my son Jeremy to the Hoover dam and Grand Canyon. Our families intertwined. You meant the world to my daughter Cheri. You will be sadly missed by all of your friends and family. To all friends and family, my sincere condolences. Ray is with God and is now at peace. Roy Burkett, Claudia Burkett and families, my heart goes out to all of you. Love and prayers for all. Connie Nutter
I can still see that goofy grin on that little face that always lit up when he was truly happy. That big laugh when he thought he had said something funny. He had a way of always making the day better with his presence. Will miss you Ray more than you could have thought possible.
Ray You made a great impact on my life, that Jeremiah and I named are precious Lyliah Rae Lyn after you. And made you her God father! You loved that title and her so much! I will you miss you until the day I c u again. Tell Jod I love her!