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OBITUARY

Brenda Joyce Kennedy Burris

December 21, 1939September 3, 2020
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December 21, 1939 - September 3, 2020 Brenda Joyce Kennedy Burris, 80, of Advance passed on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at her home. She was born December 21, 1939 in Rowan County to Calvin Barber and Ruby Lyerly Kennedy. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Ronald and Tommy Burris. Surviving are her husband, Jerry Burris; her daughter, Sheri Burris; a son, Randy Burris; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday at Friends Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends Baptist Church, 1840 Lewisville Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012 or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Frank Vogler and Sons in Clemmons is honored to serve the Burris family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.frankvoglerandsonsclemmons.com for the Burris family.

  • FAMILY

  • Calvin Barber, Father (deceased)
  • Ruby Lyerly Kennedy, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerry Burris, Husband
  • Sheri Burris, Daughter
  • Randy Burris, Son
  • Ronald Burris, Son (deceased)
  • Tommy Burris, Son (deceased)
  • Brenda is also survived by nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

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  • DONATIONS

  • Friends Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Memories

Brenda Joyce Kennedy Burris

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Sharon Ressa

September 9, 2020

Joyce was a kind and loving woman. She was always there for her family no matter what. She was so strong in her faith and I admire her for that. I believe that’s what brought her through tough times. She always found good in everyone. There were vacations and birthday parties that we all shared. I know she will be missed so much. I hope the family can find comfort and peace in the coming days.

Jean Cockerham

September 6, 2020

So sorry to hear of Brenda"s passing. I worked with her at KMart for years and she was one of the most kindest and loving person there ever was. She never sad a bad word about any one and was always nice no matter what went on in her own life. WE had some good times and I will miss her happy face. Love alnd prayers for all of you.

CHERYL STRONG

September 6, 2020

When I was a child, each weekend, Sheri would take Adam and I to church and then we would go to Joyce's for Sunday Lunch. Joyce was always so welcoming to me and my brother. I was just a nervous, awkward child and she made me feel at home each time we were there. Sunday afternoons at Joyce's house were always full of family, friends, and of course food. The love she put into preparing a meal for her family was unlike anything I ever knew. She made sure everyone had what they like to eat and everyone had as much as they wanted. She loved caring for others and truly loved others. The love she had for her family and friends was unconditional. She was a true example of what a follower of Christ should be. She will be missed and the love she gave will live in the hearts of her family and friends forever.

Kay Sechrest

September 6, 2020

Joyce was my mother-in-law but also a good friend. She was a person always shows kindness, never heard a word of anger or harm to anyone.

As a mother she loved her family, and everyone who met her had to love her.

Joyce will always be missed. You are forever in our hearts. We will always have fond memories of who you were’s and will see you in heaven when our time comes.

Frank and Kay S.

Sheri Burris

September 5, 2020

Some called her Brenda some called her Joyce she also went by granny or grandma and I called her mom. She was the fiercest, strongest most loving and nurturing person I ever knew. I talked to her every day multiple times. She had strong faith and knew where she was going but suffered a little longer because she knew we weren’t ready for her to go. Her only regret was not being able to see the rest of the great grandkids that would be born and marriages and watch Lilly grow up. Selfless in everything she did. Best cook, gardener, mother and friend and granny to all of us. Words cannot express the love I have for my sweet mama. I love her so much and will never measure up but I will strive to make her proud of the Grammy and daughter and mother and Christian and friend that I am and will be. Until we meet again in Heaven the hole in my heart will never mend but I am happy your suffering is over and you rejoicing has began.

Annie RESSA

September 5, 2020

When I think of Joyce I feel like it's pretty easy to describe her, it's selfless. She took care of anyone that walked through her door. I think her love language was cooking because every morning at the beach we would walk down to their room and she would give me the LONGEST list of foods that I was welcome to make for myself and eat. She would then say something about how "I'm so sorry I can't get up and make it for you but really, you can have anything you want." Even after that she listed a few more things and then remembering how picky my husband Jonathon is she said "and Jonathon we've got chicken nuggets in the freezer."
I'm so thankful to have known her. And be a part of the family she has built and left on earth to bless the people with everything she has taught them.
Heaven gained a great one.

Patricia Ressa

September 5, 2020

God allowed me to meet Dominic a year ago, and one of the first people he wanted to introduce me to was his Granny. He told me how wonderful of a woman she was, and she meant so much to him. I grew very close to Granny this past year, and she has taught me so much. It's difficult for me to choose just one memory because they're all so precious. Sweet Granny will forever be in my heart.

Jeanette Christie

September 5, 2020

To Sherry and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this very sad day we love you all and please know that we are keeping you in our prayers. Love, Jeanette, J.C. and Joey Christie

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