January 28, 1932, on a farm near Alexander City, Alabama.

March 13, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Bobby was the son of Ruben Jackson Burnett & Mollie Newman Burnett. and husband of Nobie Ruth O’Neal Burnett. He served as pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for 45 years. In 1957, the same year he established the church, he and Videt Polk founded the Gospel Singers of America. He is remembered as an accomplished pianist and song writer.

  1. As I Walk on Life’s Pathway
  2. I Can’t Pay for One Day
  3. I Know It Is My Lord
  4. I Was Lost in Sin and Sadness
  5. I’m Lonesome for Heaven
  6. Lord, I’m Tired, Weak and Weary
  7. My Lord Grows More Precious
  8. My Lord Will Be Standing Close By
  9. Waiting for His Coming
  10. When I Reach That Beautiful Home