Luke Burnthorne

  • Born: July 5, 1943
  • Died: January 17, 2022
  • Location: Loranger, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Luke Burnthorne, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed at home on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the age of 78. He was born on Monday, July 5, 1943, in Independence, Louisiana.
Luke worked for Johnson Controls, retiring after 40 years.

Luke is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, David Burnthorne and Denise Russo Burnthorne, son, Brian Burnthorne, grandchildren, Brennen Burnthorne, Brianna Burnthorne, Dustin Burnthorne, Dylan Burnthorne, Briley Burnthorne, Brian Burnthorne Jr., and Luke Burnthorne, brother & sister-in-law, Louis and Betty Burnthorne.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Horner Burnthorne, parents, Luke and Mary Ann Reid Burnthorne, siblings, Gladys, Wilmer, Pete, Mearl, Albert, Alice, and Jay (J.D.).
The family would like to thank the Nurses and staff at Heart of Hospice, Ashley and Irene Brown, Alechia Taylor, and Allison Wiggins, for providing care and comfort to Luke during his last days.
Family and friends will be received at First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, 325 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.
A Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, on Saturday at 11:00 am,

Interment will follow at Noah Cemetery in Husser, Louisiana.

Donations may be made in Lukes honor to First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hammond, and New Sharon Baptist Church in Husser.,

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Condolence & Memory Journal

David and Brian, Ricky and I are so sad to hear about Luke's passing. I worked with him as an administrator when he was branch manager of the New Orleans office. He made everyone in that office feel like family. My husband and Luke hit it off because both were country boys. We loved being invited to many of the BBQ's he had. He was a great manager and friend. I'm happy to know his is now with his beloved Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Hoping the great memories you shared will get you through these difficult days.

Posted by Cindy & Ricky Thomas - Leander, TX - Coworker   January 20, 2022

Luke was a great friend and classmate.
Prayers for the entire family as God holds the pieces of your broken hearts.

Posted by Marion Anthony - Folsom, LA - Friend   January 20, 2022

Luke was my branch manager at Johnson controls in Albany, Ga. He gave me my first job after college and helped me to launch my 33 year career with JCI. He was a good man. I have great memories of my time working for him. My first date with my wife of 35 years was to a Christmas party at Luke's house. I will be praying for all of the family that in the coming days your current feelings of loss will be replaced by the great memories of your time with Luke. Again, he was a good man that I have a lot of respect for.

Posted by Mike Coley - Cumming, GA - Coworker   January 19, 2022

Thoughts and prayers

Posted by Thomas Lee - Rockwood, TN - Family Friend   January 19, 2022

Betty & Louis,
Carrol & I send our sympathy and prayers to comfort you on the loss of your dear brother & brother-in-law. Remember all the good times you had together. Your memories will comfort you as time goes by.
Barbara & Carrol

Posted by Barbara Richoux - Madisonville, LA   January 19, 2022

Thank you Luke for being one of the best and most impactful leaders at JCI. I am still amazing at the quality of team you developed and the results we were able to achieve together. I appreciate all you did to help me to start out strong with JCI. You valued diversity and you always made time to coach. You will be missed but more importantly you will be remembered!!!!

Posted by Jenny Stentz - Atlanta, GA - Coworker   January 19, 2022

So sorry to hear of the passing of Luke. He's a marvelous brother in the Lord. I'm happy he has made it into the presence of the Lord. He will be missed.

Posted by Glenn Allen - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   January 19, 2022

Your wings was ready but my heart was not The tears won't stop falling but I am at peace knowing you're in heaven with Mrs. Marie. I will forever cherish our bond & the way you loved me like a daughter. I miss you soooooo much & love you forever


Posted by Ashley Brown - Pass Christian, MS - Family   January 19, 2022