Graveside services for Mrs. Opal White Burns, 91, will be held Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at noon in Old Shongaloo Cemetery with the Rev. Don McCormick officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at Old Shongaloo United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Burns was born March 3, 1920 in Shongaloo to J.R. and Mattie Lou Haynes White and passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 in Homer. She was a lifelong resident of this area, a faithful member of Old Shongaloo United Methodist Church and a retired Webster Parish School Board cafeteria worker for 17 years. Mrs. Burns was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Burns Lewis and husband, Bob of Haynesville; son, James Michael “Mike” Burns and wife, Judy of Shongaloo; nine grandchildren, Patrick B. Britt and wife, Stacia, Heather Lewis, Grant Lewis, Tammy Busch and husband, Chuck, Shelley Roark and husband, Mitchell, Brandon Lee Burns, Todd Frye and wife, Terri and Tim Frye; nine great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Devin, Dade, Trey, Paxton, Cade, Chelsea and Sean; sisters, Thelia Mouser of Shongaloo, Julia Ann Davis and husband, Sam of Houston, Texas; brother, Bobby Gene White and wife, Emogene of Sarepta; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pleasant Burns; daughter, Joyce B. Frye; grandson, Brad Britt; two sisters; and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
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