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Shirley "Kitty" Yvonne Roberts Burns

March 4, 1936 December 31, 2017
Shirley "Kitty" Yvonne Roberts Burns
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Obituary for Shirley "Kitty" Yvonne Roberts Burns

Funeral services for Shirley Yvonne Burns will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville with Reverends Mark Christian, J.T. Wheat, and Jon Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd at First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville.
Shirley “Kitty” Yvonne Roberts Burns was born on March 4, 1936, in Jonesville, LA to George and Dovie Arena Goins Roberts. She passed away on December 31, 2017, at the age of 81. Mrs. Burns graduated from Kisatchie High School in May 1953 then started at Northwestern State University that fall. She married John Burns on July 5, 1956. When John was drafted into the U.S. Army, they moved to El Paso, TX. After John’s military service, the family moved back to Leesville. Kitty finished her degree in Elementary Education and worked three years for the Welfare Department. She then became the first principal of the Leesville State School. Her next move was as a teacher in the Vernon Parish school system where she taught for 13 years before retiring to become the manager of a Home Interiors and Gifts unit.
Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenneth Roberts; sisters, Marguerite Roberts and Georgia Roberts Gibbs; and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Burns.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, John Curtis Burns of Leesville, LA
Son: Randal John Burns and wife Gail of Leesville, LA
Daughter: Sheryl Yvette Styron and husband Carlton of Lake Charles
Sister: Willie Dell Boswell and husband Freddie of New Llano, LA
Grandchildren: Beth Burns, Joy Colleti and husband Reese, Dene Culton and husband Steven, and Chris McCall and wife Brandi
Great grandchildren: John Maddox, Wyatt, Brianna, Arys, and Sophia
and a host of extended family.
Pallbearers will be David Wheat, Steven Culton, Chris McCall, Carlton Styron, Kenny Waterman, Johnny Gibbs, and Shawn Carter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Burns and Jimmy Gibbs
Words of comfort and encouragement for the friends and family of Mrs. Burns may be left at www.jeanesfs.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jan

6:00 PM 1/2/2018 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1/2/2018 9:00:00 PM
First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville

101 Nolan Trace
Leesville, LA 71446

First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville
101 Nolan Trace Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Wednesday

3

Jan

11:00 AM 1/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville

101 Nolan Trace
Leesville, LA 71446

First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville
101 Nolan Trace Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pine Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

128 Pine Hill Road
Leesville, LA 71446

128 Pine Hill Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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