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Dea. Willie Burns

August 28, 1938 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 82)


Deacon Willie Burns, son of the late Richard and Julia Burns passed away on December 25, 2020, at the age of 82.

Born in Brunswick County, VA on August 28, 1938, he later moved to the Bronx, NY, and then spent his final years in Holly Hill, SC. Deacon Burns was a roofer and window installer in New York City for over 30 years and retired in 2000.

On July 2, 1960 Deacon Burns married his "Sweetie Pie," Esther Hawkins Burns. Through this union they raised their three children, daughter Sandra Burns and two sons Grover and Chris Hawkins. He was a kind, quiet, fun loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather who loved music, playing solitaire, spades, and always had jokes.

Deacon Burns was also very dependable, no matter how far away or what time of day, he was always there for his family and friends that needed him. He was an active member of True Faith Baptist Church in Eutawville, SC. He worked faithfully in the church store and throughout the church wherever needed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thomas, John, and Richard Burns, as well as his sisters Chaney Burns Reid and Lou Ellen Burns.

Left to cherish fond memories are his wife Esther Burns, his 3 loving children, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and great great grandson, as well as his sole surviving sister Rosa Burns Mosley, 7 brothers in-law, 3 sisters in law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

He was a deeply loved individual; his prescence will be missed and his memory cherished.

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December 30, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Funeral Services LLC - Holly Hill
8827 Old State Rd
Holly Hill, South Carolina 29059

Graveside Service
December 31, 2020

12:00 PM
True Faith Baptist Church Cemetery
Toney Bay Road
Holly Hill, SC 29048

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