Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Letamay Emily Van Epps

November 10, 1932November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019 Letamay Emily Van Epps went to be with her Lord and Jesus. She was surrounded by her loving family and her fur baby friend, Odie. She is survived by her children, Rita (Richard) Hale, Lloyd (Cathy) Wooster, Lois (Joe) Meade, Kim (Gary) King, Patricia (Jason) Giffen. 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. 2 brothers, Walt and Garth Spencley, 2 sisters, Leola Grobaski and Lorraine Mangum. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She is preceded in death by both her parents, her sister, Lois, brother, Lloyd and granddaughter Kora Hale. One of her favorite pastimes was reading books. And she faithfully read her bible every night, she loved to watch her favorite game shows on T.V. and loved to play cards. She loved to go north and see her family, especially in the fall. She was witty, funny, smart and taught us a lot. And she loved to bake and cook. She loved all of us and will be greatly missed. Her grandchildren lit up her life and that smile lit up the room. Per her request, there are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, please give donations to Elara Hospice, Cascades Humane Society or American Cancer Society. www.chasjburden.com

Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home 1806 E. Michigan Ave. Jackson, Michigan 49202


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Kim King

November 9, 2019

Momma I miss you so bad. The house seems so lonely without you. I miss tucking you in every night and kissing your forehead. I wish so bad we would have had more time. The bond we were making was so wonderful. Everything was forgiven and I just love you. I hope I did a good job taking care of you. That's all that had mattered to me the past few weeks. Making you feel loved and comfortable. Making sure you knew you weren't a burden. I wanted to be here for you, I knew how hurt you were and I just wanted to make you forget. Healing hurt feelings isn't easy then couple that with the cancer and it was so hard for you. You're all that mattered. Nothing or no one else. And we did our best to show you that.
We'll miss your everything, except the suffering. Please know I tried my best and Lord knows I wish you would not have had to live those past few hours like that. I'm so, so sorry. Rest in Peace my beautiful momma. I love and miss you, a lot. Kimmy