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Linda R. Burks

March 8, 1940November 13, 2020
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Linda S. Burks, 80 passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held Monday, November 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lakewood Memorial Parks Funeral Home in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1:00 PM, with a committal service to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Burks was born on March 8, 1940 in West Helena, Arkansas. She lived most of her life in Meridian and Jackson Mississippi where she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother; and friend to many. She held a number of jobs, most often in office work doing bookkeeping, payroll and other office tasks. Mrs. Burks was a long time member of the Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In recent years she was bookkeeper, receptionist and co-owner of Salon LeFluer beauty salon in Jackson.

Mrs. Burks is preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Orville Reidenbaugh and Gwendolyn Fergeson Reidenbaugh; daughter, Jena Ann Berrong; and sister, Shirley Ann Slaughter.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Clinton Odell Burks; sons, Michael Odell Burks; James Clinton Burks (Kathy); brother, Robert Reidenbaugh (LaRee); six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Her incredible love for family along with an exceptional gift of hospitality and extraordinary cooking skills deeply endeared “Mama Linda” to countless numbers of people.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for the online guestbook.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Japheth & Evonne Johnaon

November 17, 2020

We were saddened to hear of the passing of the mother of our friend and former pastor. We will continue to pray for you Pastor Mike and your family. We know God will be with you all.
Jeff & Evonne Johnson

Bonnie Myers

November 17, 2020

These are the things I remember most about Linda: her laugh, her warm and vibrant spirit, her deep love for Odell and their children and grandchildren, her love of life and people, her gift of making you feel special and welcome in her home. She was a wonderful and gifted cook and made sure she always had plenty to share. I have treasured memories of fun times spent with Linda and Odell and their family that will always be dear to my heart. Sending love from myself and my family to Odell, Mike , James and all the family.

Lynn Ross

November 17, 2020

So sorry to hear this. We worked together in hospital administration at UMMC. She was a wonderful friend.

Kenneth Davidson

November 16, 2020

Saddened to hear about Mrs. Linda Burks passing , a long time freind through her husband Odell , Dewayne Pope ,Roger Edwards and Kenneth Davidson send our condolences to the family. Will be praying that the Lord will give them strength tru this difficult times.

Dan Hollingsworth

November 15, 2020

We are so saddened by Linda's passing. She was so warm and vivacious, never met a stranger. Always inviting and friendly.
Always supportive and loving to my best friend Odell. He was so blessed to have met and married Linda. She is greatly missed. God blessed her in life. God be with her family! Our prayers go out for you.

Dan & Faye Hollingsworth Ruston, Louisiana

Dian & Howard Baskin

November 15, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Linda's illness and passing. We will fondly remember working together at church and our visits at Walmart.
We are praying for comfort, peace and strength for each new day.
Love,
Howard and Dian Baskin

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Linda S. Burks, 80 passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held Monday, November 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lakewood Memorial Parks Funeral Home in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1:00 PM, with a committal service to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Burks was born on March 8, 1940 in West Helena, Arkansas. She lived most of her life in Meridian and Jackson Mississippi where she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother; and friend to many. She held a number of jobs, most often in office work doing bookkeeping, payroll and other office tasks. Mrs. Burks was a long time member of the Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In recent years she was bookkeeper, receptionist and co-owner of Salon LeFluer beauty salon in Jackson.

Mrs. Burks is preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Orville Reidenbaugh and Gwendolyn Fergeson Reidenbaugh; daughter, Jena Ann Berrong; and sister, Shirley Ann Slaughter.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Clinton Odell Burks; sons, Michael Odell Burks; James Clinton Burks (Kathy); brother, Robert Reidenbaugh (LaRee); six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Her incredible love for family along with an exceptional gift of hospitality and extraordinary cooking skills deeply endeared “Mama Linda” to countless numbers of people.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for the online guestbook.

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