Verda Lou Burns


Speedwell, TN  

Verda Lou Burns, age 78, of Speedwell, TN passed away Jan. 26, 2011. She was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church and had taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She was a founding member and past worthy matron of the Eastern Star of Speedwell, a retired nurse, loved fishing, gardening and collecting antiques. 


Preceded in death by husband, Arville Burns; granddaughter, Chrystal Presnell; parents, Lee and Pearlie Madon Evans; sisters, Althea Davis and Theresa Evans; brothers, James Lemuel Evans, Don Evans, Roger Evans; 


Survivors, Children: Linda Burns Fultz, Harrogate, Tn. Dinah Burns Presnell (Ron), Pineville, Ky.
Mark Anthony Burns (Jill), New Tazewell, Tn.; Grandchildren: Christopher Fultz  (Ashley),  Carrabeth Myatt (Jerry),  Michelle Burns,  Aaron Burns, Piper Lewis (Michael) and Shawn Presnell; Great grandchildren: Madeline and Noah Fultz, Emma and Tyler Myatt, Logan and Addison Lewis; Brothers, Lowell Evans (Betty), Guy Evans (Margaret) all of Speedwell, TN; Sisters, Bethel Brown, Monroe, MI, Betty Owens (Claude), West Carrollton, OH; ,Sister-in-law,
Delores Evans, New Tazewell, TN; Special aunt, Clevia Patterson, Speedwell, TN; A host of family and friends.  


Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2011 at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Gary Mundy and nephew, Dr. Ron Brown. Music by David Evans, the Red Hill Choir and the Glory Road Boys. Graveside 11 a.m. Saturday in the Town Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nephews. Visitation 5-8 Friday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Red Hill Church. Reece Funeral Home 869 3651 or

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Linda, Dinah, Mark and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am so sorry that we couldn't be there for the service. My memories reflect back on Aunt Lou's caring and tender ways. She always had a kind smile for everyone she greeted.
All my love,

Mark we are sorry about your mother. We didn't know about it till this afternoon. If you need us just call. You and your family are in our prayers.

Our deepest smpathy to you and your families during your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will pray for strength and peace to be with you during these sad days.. You and your familly are such a blessing to us, We love you...


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May God be with you and the children during this difficult time.

Mark and Family,

I just want to send my condolences to you and your family and I am sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in this time.

Teresa Martin- Vulcan Materials

Just watched the video of the life of Aunt Lou. What a wonderful life she had, what a great family. I would have liked to come to her Memorial service, but I can't make it. I want to give you my Condolences, but I also know she is in a much better place. Alan & Mary Davis

Dinah, we were so sorry to hear about your Mother's death. Our love and prayers are with you.

Mark, I am sorry to hear of your parents passing. I want you to know that me thoughts and prayers are with you. Time has flown by but I have always cherished our friendship and the good times we shaired.

Dinah, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda, Dinah and Mark.....sorry to hear this sad news, however there is a blessed promise that makes it all easier to accept. I know Lou is happy and free of all pain and discomfort. I'm sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral but, you will be in our prayers


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