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Mary Louise Burns

June 12, 1949 — February 2, 2022

Mary Louise Burns

A Life Lived with Love & Service

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die..." Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

June 12, 1949 God graced Rick Randle and Mary Lois Brown with their first child, a baby girl. They named her Mary Louise Randle. She would later be called "E Baby" and Maw-Maw “by her grandchildren, family and friends. Mary attended school at Marian Anderson High School in Madisonville, Texas, where she graduated in the Class of 1967. While in school, she was a cheerleader, track star and a proud Marian Anderson Young Homemakers of Texas.

"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her..." Proverbs 31:10

As the favor of God was upon this young lady “E Baby", met and married the love of her life, J.B. Burns Sr. on March 1,1970. That same year, she and J.B. moved to Frankfurt, Germany where they lived until 1972. In 1972, they returned home to Texas and resided in Houston where the couple stayed for many years before moving back to Madisonville.

As a wife she honored her marriage with unwavering support and love. For over 50 years, Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Burns Sr, shared a devoted journey of life and God blessed them with four beautiful children, to this union Latunja, J.B. Jr, Sherica and Quentin were born.

"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is a day: the night cometh when no man can work." John 9:4

Mary “E Baby" united with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend S. J. Gilbert where she served faithfully in the church until her health began to fail. Her passion was singing in the choir and serving others. She continuously strived to be the woman that God called her to be; and effortlessly gave whatever she had to those that she came in contact with. E Baby worked for Madisonville Nursing Home and Madisonville Independent School District for many years. Those who knew her in the community knew her to be an extremely loving and caring person.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you..."John 14:27

Sis. Mary Burns lived a life that will be remembered by many. Her unselfish service to family, church and whoever needed her help will be forever sketched into our hearts and minds.

On February 2, 2022, she gained her wings. Heaven's gates opened and received another angel. As she joined the great cloud of witnesses’ and now awaits her crown of glory. With open arms and tears of joy Rick Randle (father), Mary Lois Harrison (mother), Arizona Brown (Granny), Rudolph June (uncle), Special Aunt Martha Brown and grandson Jaylen Burns welcomed her alongside of many family members and friends.

As her race neared the finish line, the baton was passed to cherish every memory by her husband J.B. Burns Sr; Her daughters, Latunja Jones (Mark) and Sherica Burns (Timothy); her sons, J.B. Burns Jr. (Deborah), Quentin (Tosha). Twenty -grandchildren, Jalah Jones, Jadah Jones, Trevian Burns, Tyriek Burns, Taylenn Dickey, Timothy Dickey, Jamiah Burns, Jeremiah Burns, Jyah Burns, Jabre Burns, Jyrin Burns, Quentin Burns Jr, Elantra Martin, A’Yana Williams, Marcus Martin, Jashonique Burns, Jordan Burns, Jamarria Burns, Pearcy Brown, JB Burns III; seven great-grandchildren Abree, Tyriek, Kaiden, Alani, Elaina, Jabre’s future Baby (Kyla). Sister Joyce Harrison (Robert), brother, Danny Harrison, her special aunt (Minnie Mae Harrison), special sister (Jill Shaw), and special niece (Shawnique Cooper). Nine sisters-in-laws, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

"Death is swallowed up in victory." 1 Corinthians 15:54

God shared Sister Mary, E Baby, “Maw Maw” with us for 72 years and she lived a life worthy of peaceful rest. Enjoy each memory and know she took the ultimate walk and has changed her address moved from dying to living...Holy, Holy, Holy to the Lamb of God!!!

Homegoing services for Mrs. Mary Burns will be held 12 Noon, Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Madisonville, Texas. Interment will follow in West End Cemetery. The public is invited to a visitation Friday, February 11th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

Arrangements are entrusted to Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

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