OBITUARY

Jerry Dwayne Burris

June 26, 1961January 5, 2021
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Services for Jerry Dwayne Burris, 59, of Lufkin will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2021 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Captains Cavon and Jennifer Phillips officiating. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. before the service.

Mr. Burris was born June 26, 1961 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Jerry Burris Sr. and Laura (Stuckey) Burris. He passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at a local hospital, after a year long battle with cancer.

Jerry was a loving father, husband, and Paw Paw. A 1979 graduate of Central High School. He married Linda on April 3, 1988. He worked for Champion Paper Mill for 17 years. He also worked for Lufkin Industries, Buck Creek Division for 14 years. He received his electrician certification from Angelina College at age 58. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a shade tree mechanic. He was also a life time member of The Salvation Army Church. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Burris; mother, Laura Burris; daughter, Jessica Biggs and husband Chris of Lufkin; sons, Jordan Burris and Landon Burris of Lufkin; sister, Teresa Burris-Villaneuva and husband Robert Villaneuva of La Vernia, TX; sister, Susan Luce and husband Stacy of Lufkin; granddaughter, Zephyr Joy Biggs of Lufkin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Burris Sr.; granddaughter, Sara Biggs and grandparents.

Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Shephard, Michael Patterson, James Tudor, Chris Biggs, Stacy Luce and Michael Wallace.

Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Burris, Wife
  • Laura Burris, Mother
  • Jessica Biggs and husband Chris, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Jordan and Landon Burris, Sons
  • Teresa Burris-Villaneuva and husband Robert, Sister and Brother-in-Law
  • Susan Luce and husband Stacy, Sister and Brother-in-Law
  • Zephyr Joy Biggs, Granddaughter
  • Mr. Burris is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


    He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Burris Sr.; granddaughter, Sara Biggs; and grandparents.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Phillip Shephard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Patterson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Tudor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Biggs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stacy Luce, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Wallace, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

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Lori Thomas

January 11, 2021

Linda and Laura,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences for your family.

Melinda Flanagan

January 10, 2021

So interesting to learn that he was a shade tree mechanic-I always felt like he could fix anything! My cousin Dwayne was so much fun growing up! We ran through the woods at the Ponderosa for hours and hours and never worried about getting lost because Dwayne was leading the way-he was the original Grizzly Adams! Sorta looked like him, too! He grew up to be such a sweet man-I will miss him,l. Prayers for his sweet family!

Dione Clary

January 9, 2021

God bless you Linda and all your family. I love you. My best memory is when you and Dwayne took me and your brother early one morning to get married by the justice of peace. Then you let us honeymoon at your home and took lots of pictures to help capture the memories of our special day. You guys were the only ones that really showed your support to two young teenagers in love and helped make it a memorable time for us. My favorite thing about Dwayne is that he always had a sparkle in his eye. Like he carried with him a special little secret or some funny little joke that only he knew and wouldn’t share. He was always so warm and cheery, and always seemed ready to help do something. Like when you guys came to visit and our home AC went out. He started coming up with all sorts of ways to try to make it a little cooler in the house. Anyway, we haven’t spent a lot of time together over the years but I just want you to know that I love you both and you hold a special place in my heart.

Judy Wells-Read

January 8, 2021

My first husband, Jerry Wells and I enjoyed knowing Jerry Dwayne when he was a boy running around the neighborhood. He was a sweet kiddo raised by good folks. I thank our Lord for his father that came over the night our house burned and woke us up to get out of that burning house. And then I had the privilege of knowing and teaching Teresa when she was in the radiography program at Angelina College. My MIL worked with and loved Susan at Grandy's long ago. Be blessed as your say good-bye to sweet Dwayne.

Jacquelyn Thompson Jubinville

January 8, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss LB. My heart goes out to you and your family. I love you my dear friend. With love, Jackie

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