Amzi Barial Burt, Jr., 77, departed this life on April 13, 2021. He was born to the late Amzi Burt, Sr. and Pinky Lee Burt of Clarksdale, Mississippi, on October 30, 1943.
Burt graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School in 1963. He continued his education at Coahoma Community College (CJC), receiving an Associate's degree in Art in 1965 and received a B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Alabama A&M University in 1968. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
In 2000, he was joined in holy matrimony to Susie Mae Burt, and they lived together in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Together they raised six children: Bobbie Jean Ranson, Mary Ann Ranson (deceased), Samantha Burt Barnes, Jennifer Renea Ranson, Amanda Serenity Bell (Orlando), and Lashunda Denise Ranson. He is survived by 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Burt Brown, daughter, Mary Ann Ranson, and granddaughter, Josephine Sanchez Ranson.
Coach Burt was an avid lover of athletics and the third football coach of CJC (1984-85) after the institution reinstated football as a sport in 1975. He went on to coach in area Delta high school for at least five decades. Throughout that time, Coach Burt played a pivotal role in transforming the lives of countless young people through the game he held so dear to his heart. Burt was always known to have a big heart. He was known for his love of football and shared that love with all who knew him. Beyond his profession, Burt's most significant accomplishment was being a dutiful father.
On Friday, April 16, 2021, visitation will be at Royal Funeral Home from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Burial will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at McLaurin Memorial Gardens following a private ceremony for family only.
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