James William "Jimmy" Burrell, 68, died Wednesday January 10, 2018, in Hopewell VA after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Burrell was born May 7, 1949, in Greenbrier County, WV, to the late Robert Lee and Ella Elizabeth Henson Burrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Lee Burrell and a brother-in-law, Buford Bennett. "Jimmy" was a former member of the Virginia National Guard. He also retired in 2009 as a brakeman/conductor with CSX Railroad after 30 years of service where he was a brakeman/conductor. Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie Paytas, of Charleston, WV; his brother, Robert Burrell of Covington; his sister, Arlene Bennett, of Hopewell and several nieces and nephews and many great friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave in Hopewell for a brief viewing from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a procession from the funeral home to Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens where a graveside service and final rest will occur in the mausoleum.