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J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

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DeWitt "Chip" Floyd Burns III

June 16, 1945January 13, 2020

Chip Burns passed away Monday, Jan 13, 2020 with his family by his side.

He was born June 16, 1945, a Father’s Day present for his family in Durham N.C. After graduating from Durham High School, 1963, he attended NC State for 2 years before being drafted by the U.S. Army. He trained with the Medical Corps in Laboratory Science at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tx. In Sept. 1965 he was posted to Ft. Polk Army Hospital, Leesville, La.

The next year, He met his future wife, Ann, when she went to work in the lab. They were engaged in Dec. 1966 and married Mar. 11, 1967. Over the next 40 years, Chip & Ann worked and lived in Orange, Beaumont, Houston and Tulsa. He retired as a Medical Instrument Sales Rep for several large Medical Equipment firms. After retirement, he did volunteer work for Mended Hearts Foundation at Memorial Hospital and Abraham’s Tent.

Chip is survived by his wife of 53 years, LouAnn Miller Burns, Westlake, La.; Daughter Cheryl LeBlanc Bellard (Ian) Church Point, La.; Grandchildren Hunter, TJ and Lauren Sonnier; Brother-In-Law Tommy Miller; Nephews Tommy (Tony) and Terry (Christy); Nieces Elizabeth Mobrey (Chris) and Ginnie Jones; Nephews Sherwood Jones and Crisman Jones and many Grand Nephews and Nieces.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd Burns, Jr. & Virginia Rogers Burns, Durham, NC, Sister Bonnie Burns Jones (Bob), Raleigh, NC, Mother-In-Law Louise Miller, Lake Charles, La. Sister-In-Law Mary Downes Miller, Gillis, La. And several Aunts and Uncles in NC.

A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 812 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, on Jan 18, 2020 at 11am. Rev. Weldon Bares will officiate. Visitation will be prior to the service at 9am, at the church followed by interment at Consolata cemetery.

Thank you to all his friends and Christus St. Patrick Hospital, ICU Staff for your wonderful support and devotion to Chip and his family during this time.

Flowers may be sent to the church or donations made to Abraham’s Tent or Am. Heart Assoc. Words of comfort maybe shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Chip is survived by his wife of 53 years, LouAnn Miller Burns, Westlake, La.; Daughter Cheryl LeBlanc Bellard (Ian) Church Point, La.; Grandchildren Hunter, TJ and Lauren Sonnier; Brother-In-Law Tommy Miller; Nephews Tommy (Tony) and Terry (Christy); Nieces Elizabeth Mobrey (Chris) and Ginnie Jones; Nephews Sherwood Jones and Crisman Jones and many Grand Nephews and Nieces.


    He is preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd Burns, Jr. & Virginia Rogers Burns, Durham, NC, Sister Bonnie Burns Jones (Bob), Raleigh, NC, Mother-In-Law Louise Miller, Lake Charles, La. Sister-In-Law Mary Downes Miller, Gillis, La. And several Aunts and Uncles in NC.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

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DeWitt "Chip" Floyd Burns III

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Roger & Eileen Eisner

January 18, 2020

Chip was such a wonderful, kind person. We thoroughly enjoyed our times together. He was the best potato salad maker ever!! I’m so sorry we were not able to be there for the service, but are keeping all those who knew and loved him in our prayers. Chip will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY