Mary Louise Burns
February 28, 1929 – September 10, 2019
Louise Friedheim Burns, 90, peacefully passed away on September 10, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Charleston, SC. A graduate of Barry College, Louise was born in Lake Worth, Florida on February 28, 1929 and lived in several states and in Australia, while raising her family. Louise lived a life lovingly devoted to service, family, and faith. She volunteered many hours with Birthright and the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Houston. She is remembered and loved by her adoring family, and by countless others whose lives were touched by her unwavering kindness, charity, and grace.
Preceded in death by her husband Jack, and sons Michael and Stephen. Louise will be missed by three daughters, Teresa Wurts (Bill), Marcia Patout (Alex) and Cecilia Burns, sons John (Carolyn), David (Victor), Andrew (Ann) and Mark (Susan) in addition to 3 sisters and 2 brothers plus several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
Visitation will be Friday, 9/27 from 5-7 pm at Earthman Funeral Directors. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 9/28 at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic community, 11720 Joan of Arc, Houston, followed by the Rite of Committal at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. A reception will follow at St. Cecilia's Community Center. Remembrances in Louise's name can be sent to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul/St. Cecilia Conference, 11720 Joan of Arc, Houston, Texas 77024.
- Visitation with the Family Friday, September 27, 2019
- Rosary Friday, September 27, 2019
- A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Rite of Committal Saturday, September 28, 2019
Mary Louise Burns
September 25, 2019
With prayers and best wishes from Australia, and fond memories of your mother’s loving kindness, inexhaustible hospitality, deep faith, and endless cheerfulness. May she rest in peace, Amen.
September 16, 2019
To the entire Burns family, I am so sorry for your loss. Louise Burns provided a shining example of faith and service to others. Her smile could light up a room. I cherish my memories as a Birthright volunteer under her mentorship and guidance. May she rest in God's eternal peace.