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Obituary for James Burden

James P. Burden, 52, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born March 5 1965, in Pascagoula, MS. He enjoyed helping people and was always a hard-worker. He loved his family, his horses, and his “Rocky Mountain Gold”.

James was preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Ray McNeal, Sr. grandparents, H.H. and Rhoda Whisnant; and uncle, James Whisnant.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Burden; sons, Jonathan (Jennifer) Jordan and Jessie Colton (Brittany) Burden; step-sons, Christopher (Rose) Hodgson; step-daughter, Heather Bullard; father, James Burden; mother, Rosemary McNeal; sister, Sonya (Victor) Vaughn; brother, Joseph Ray McNeal, Jr.; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point/Escatawpa, MS from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Memorial service will begin at 12 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Benny Goff officiating.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for James P. Burden at

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562





Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562


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