Mrs. Mary Burns of Greenwood, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Flowers Hospital.
Mrs. Burns was a member of the Greater Buckhorn Missionary Baptist Church. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Education. Mrs. Burns studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida; and Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. Her post-graduate work was in the field of specialized reading.
Mrs. Burns was a retired teacher of the Jackson County School System, where she made outstanding contributions to the field of education and to the youth of Jackson County for more than thirty years. She taught at numerous schools, including Graceville, Sneads, Long Branch, Jackson County Training School, Marianna Middle School, Greenwood, Golson, and Riverside.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Greater Buckhorn Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend William Harvey (pastor), Reverend Felix Long, Jr., and Reverend Charles Maldon, Sr. officiating. Interment in the Buckhorn Cemetery.
Vann Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Mary Burns will lie in repose at the church from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
Mrs. Burns leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond and precious memories a loving and devoted family:
Two Daughters: Donna C. Luebke of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Anita K. and husband the Reverend Charles Maldon, Sr. of Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Three Grandchildren: Dawnita and husband Sylvan Altieri of Alexandria, Virginia; Charles Maldon, Jr. and wife Rena of Ft. Washington, Maryland; and Nicole A. and husband Mikel Walker, Sr.
Two Great Grandsons: Elijah Maldon of Ft. Washington, Maryland; and Jadon Walker of Bowie, Maryland
Step Mother: Mrs. Mary Long Vann of Greenwood, Florida
Five Sisters: Catherine Edmon of Greenwood, Florida; Ruby Archer of Long Island, New York; Jennie Allen of St. Augustine, Florida; Anne and husband Emmette Long, Jr. of Greenwood, Florida; and Thelma Vann Lambert of Panama City, Florida
Four Brothers: Charles B. and wife Lula C. Vann of Marianna, Florida; Grover C. and wife Doris L. Vann; Richard Vann; and Harry T. and wife Mamie all of Greenwood, Florida
And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends.