Chapel Hill Funeral Home

542 West 52nd Street, Anniston, AL


Joyce B Burns

November 19, 1941July 21, 2020

Graveside service for Ms. Joyce (Granny) Burns, 78, Anniston will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Anniston Memorial Gardens with Dr. Todd Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 am at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.

Granny passed away on July. 21, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Burns and Christy Shirley (David); son, Randy Burns (Janis); granddaughters, Lacey Gokey (Travis) and Branna Burns; grandsons, Hunter Burns and Jonathan Shirley; great-grandson, Lathan Gokey; great-granddaughter, Sarah Gokey.

Ms. Joyce Burns is preceded in death by husband, Billy Burns; parents, Troy and Rosa Burgess; brothers, Alvin Burgess and Royce Burgess; sister, Sara Wade

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Shirley, Hunter Burns, David Rexrode, Tyler Rexrode, Brian Guthary, Rodney Greenwood and Randy Brown

Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church of Saks.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the First Baptist Church of Saks Building Fund in her memory. Online condolences may be made at twww.chapelhillfh.com


  • Melinda Burns, Daughter
  • Christy Shirley (David), Daughter
  • Randy Burns (Janis), Son
  • Lacey Gokey (Travis), Granddaughter
  • Branna Burns, Granddaughter
  • Hunter Burns, Grandson
  • Jonathan Shirley, Grandson
  • Lathan Gokey, Great Grandson
  • Sarah Gokey, Great Granddaughter
  • Billy Burns, Husband (deceased)
  • Troy and Rosa Burgess, Parents (deceased)
  • Alvin Burgess, Brother (deceased)
  • Royce Burgess, Brother (deceased)
  • Sara Wade, Sister (deceased)

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  • Jonathan Shirley
  • Hunter Burns
  • David Rexrode
  • Tyler Rexrode
  • Brian Guthary
  • Rodney Greenwood
  • Randy Brown


  • Visitation at Chapel Hill Funeral Home

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, July 25, 2020


Joyce B Burns

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Tracie Bussey Tippett

July 23, 2020

I love this woman. I will praying for her family for comfort and strength during the coming days.

So sorry to hear that she passed.

Pamela Bishop

July 22, 2020

I was blessed to be her friend. We shared many hours at the ball field watching our girls. I also had the privilege of going to church with her. Sending prayers and much love to the family.


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