Obituary for James Burnett
Into thy hands, Lord, I deliver my Spirit
James Paul Burnett was born May 20, 1968, in the Volunteers of America facility in Fort Worth, Texas. He was immediately adopted by his parents Paul and Nina Burnett, and accompanied them to Offutt Airforce Base, Nebraska and their home in Belleview, Nebraska. The family moved to Hickman Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii from 1973 to 1976. From 1976 to 1981, they lived on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where Jim attended elementary and mid high school, played football, and hiked with his boy scout troop. In 1981, the family moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he attended high school, earned his GED, and developed an interest in acting. During high school, he was briefly employed at Scott Air manufacturing and Weehunt Drilling in Tularosa. Following high school, Jim moved to Albuquerque where he met and married Madeline Wilson. Bronwyn Delany Wilson-Burnett was born March 23, 2001, to this union of three years. While attending the University of New Mexico, where he earned a BA in Philosophy in December 2007, Jim met and married Shona Zimmerman in January, 2007. He has been a bachelor since 2015. James was a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. As an actor and producer, he is known for roles in The Last Stand (2013), Transcendence (2014), and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015). His filmography resume lists 19 acting credits plus one producer credit from 2007 to 2017.
James is survived by his daughter, Bronwyn Delaney Wilson-Burnett; parents, Paul and Nina Burnett; brother, Robert Michael; nephews, Robert Malachi and Zachari Jones Burnett; and aunt and uncle, Mike and Jeanette Akin (Austin). He is also survived by 10 cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bosque Farms Church of Christ, 1635 Bosque Farms Blvd, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992.