Judy ‘Me-Maw’ Burns

Published 10:06 am Thursday, July 7, 2016

Funeral services for Judy “Me-Maw” Burns of Bogue Chitto, who was also called “Maw”, are Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Hal Hatten will officiate.

Visitation is Friday, July 8, 2016, from 5 until 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at Riverwood.

Mrs. Burns, 74, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was born May 29, 1942, at the family home on Calvary Drive to Burt and Lois Herring. She was the fourth of six children.

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Mrs. Burns was a very devoted and loving wife of more than 38 years to Dwayne E. Burns. She was a wonderful mother to Shane and Samantha Kelly.  She was a well-loved and respected mother-in-law to Amanda Kelly. She was a treasured grandmother to Damien Arcado, Gunner Kelly and Heather Kelly.  She took pride in being instrumental to their interests in cooking. Mrs. Burns was a respectful daughter and the sister all her siblings looked up to and confided in. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was Dwayne’s “perfect wife.” She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Bogue Chitto.

Judy was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord. Most mornings would start for her on the front porch with a cup of coffee having her “quiet time” prayers and watching the sun pop through the trees to start a new day. Judy was a respectful daughter and the sister all her siblings looked up to and confided in. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Judy was Dwayne’s “perfect wife” and most of the people they know understand that “Judy—and­—Dwayne” is all one word. He thanks God every day for their time, ever so brief, on this earth together and looks forward to their time in heaven for eternity. Judy will have a new body in Christ and will suffer no more.

Our love is friendship that has caught on fire. It is quiet and understanding, mutual confidence; sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weakness. Our love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it doesn’t brood over the past. It’s the existence of daily problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. Our love can make up for anything that we don’t have.We will give it to our children filling their hearts and minds. Even in our memory it will burn forever.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Vernon Herring, and a sister, Elaine Smith.

Survivors are her husband, Dwayne E. Burns of Bogue Chitto; son, Shane (Amanda) of Rock Springs, Wyoming; daughter, Samantha Kelly of Bogue Chitto; grandsons, Damien Accardo of Bogue Chitto, Gunner Kelly of  Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Heather Kelly of Sandy Hook; three siblings, Betty Walker (Paul) of Brookhaven, Jamie Herring (Diane) of Brookhaven and Faye Smith (Danny) of Bogue Chitto; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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