Funeral services for Mrs. Burns will be Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at Hunts Chapel United Methodist Church with Joel Burns and Sam Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Hunts Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home in Greeneville.
Mrs. Burns, 83, of Greeneville, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
She was a retired school teacher and member of Hunts Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Burns was so well thought of by her students. This kept her going as they included her, in her later years, in activities and by calling and visiting her often. She was a strong Christian lady, who practiced her faith and was spiritually prepared to meet her Lord.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Jeanne Burns, of Greeneville; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Wayne Erwin, of Lebanon; grandchildren and spouses, Joel and Jody Burns, Justin and Jessica Burns, Walt and Sara Erwin, David and Tara Erwin; great-grandchildren, Grayson Burns, Lawson Burns, Simon Burns, Kaylie Burns, Mackenzie Burns, Lily Erwin, Will Erwin, Wyatt Erwin; one sister, Beulah Myers, of Greeneville; sister-in-law, Maxine Easterly, of Greeneville; very special friend, Tommy Carroll; special caregiver, Phyllis Laster; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and an abundance of friends
She was the daughter of the late Joe E. and Wilma Easterly and was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Pete” Burns; a grandson, Wayne Erwin Jr.; two sisters, Helen Hogan and Susie Barger; two brothers, Joe Bob Easterly and Sam Easterly.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Lintz, Randy Lintz, Ryan Holt, Don Sauceman, Danny Myers and Jerry Laughlin
The family wished to express a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Brad Strange and staff and to the third-floor nurses at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
Memorials may be made to the Greeneville Greene County Community Ministries Food Pantry, 107 N. Cutler St., Greeneville, TN 37743 or to Hunts Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Maxine Easterly, 3635 Newport Highway, Greeneville, TN 37743.
Online condolences may be sent to the Burns family at kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.
Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home at 125 Idletime Drive in Greenville is in charge of arrangements, 423-636-8007.