OBITUARY

Jonna Lea Burks

September 23, 1942February 22, 2019
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Jonna Lea Cleveland Phillips Burks passed away on February 22nd at the age of 76. She is survived by three siblings, Rita and Danny Poindexter of Blackwell, Richard "Dick" and Dee Cleveland of Enid and Gary "Butch" Cleveland of Oklahoma City. Her four children and their spouses are Therese "Tracey" and David Slaby, Lindsay and Felix Aguirre, Wade and RaeAnn Phillips and John and Christine Phillips. She has twenty-two grandchildren, Trent and Lyndi DeWald, Brittany DeWald, Felix and Sharee Aguirre, Priscilla Aguirre, Gabrielle Aguirre, Sean Phillips, Blake Phillips, Allison Phillips, Elijah Phillips, Donavan Phillips, Elizabeth Phillips, Mary Ann Phillips, Riggin Phillips, Phoenix Phillips, Peter Phillips, Charlie Phillips, Evelyn Phillips and Ronin Phillips, Dawson Slaby, Alexandra "Ally" Slaby, Lauren and Jordan Alex and Landon Phillips and three great grandchildren; Blair Gonzalez, Logan DeWald and Benjamin Alex. Last, but not least, Hilda, her devoted guard dog, care giver and comfort. She is preceded in death by her son, Charles Todd Phillips, grandson, Logan Wade Dewald.

Jonna was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma to John and Earlene Cleveland. The family later moved to Woodward where she attended school. After high school, she married RC Phillips with whom she had four children.

She moved to Oklahoma City where she spent many years working in finance. Deciding to become a counselor, she attended OCU(Oklahoma City University), earning a Masters of Education and an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) certification. She loved working as a counselor. Her clients became like family members to her. Her dedication to helping others motivated her to continue working to the end. Her favorite saying was one attributed to Muhammad Ali, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."

  • FAMILY

  • John W. Cleveland, Father (Deceased)
  • Earlene Cleveland, Mother (Deceased)
  • Rita Poindexter, Sister
  • Danny Poindexter, Brother-in-law
  • Richard "Dick" Cleveland, Brother
  • Dee Cleveland, Sister-in-law
  • Gary "Butch" Cleveland, Brother
  • Therese "Tracey" Slaby, Daughter
  • David Slaby, Son-in-law
  • Charles "Chuckie" Todd Phillips, Son (Deceased)
  • Lindsay Aguirre, Daughter
  • Felix Aguirre, Son-in-law
  • Wade Phillips, Son
  • RaeAnn Phillips, Daughter-in-law
  • John Phillips, Son
  • Christine Phillips, Daughter-in-law
  • Trent DeWald, Grandchild
  • Lyndi DeWald, Grandchild
  • Brittany DeWald, Grandchild
  • Logan Wade DeWald, Grandchild (Deceased)
  • Felix Aguirre, Grandchild
  • Sharee Aguirre, Grandchild
  • Priscilla Aguirre, Grandchild
  • Gabrielle Aguirre, Grandchild
  • Sean Phillips, Grandchild
  • Blake Phillips, Grandchild
  • Allison Phillips, Grandchild
  • Elijah Phillips, Grandchild
  • Donavan Phillips, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Phillips, Grandchild
  • Mary Ann Phillips, Grandchild
  • Riggin Phillips, Grandchild
  • Phoenix Phillips, Grandchild
  • Peter Phillips, Grandchild
  • Charlie Phillips, Grandchild
  • Evelyn Phillips, Grandchild
  • Ronin Phillips, Grandchild
  • Dawson Slaby, Grandchild
  • Alexandra "Ally" Slaby, Grandchild
  • Lauren Alex, Grandchild
  • Jordan Alex, Grandchild
  • Landon Phillips, Grandchild
  • Blair Gonzalez, Great Grandchild
  • Logan DeWald, Great Grandchild
  • Benjamin Alex, Great Grandchild
  • Hilda Belle, Devoted Guard Dog
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Trent DeWald, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brittany DeWald, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Felix Aguirre, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Priscilla Aguirre, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gabrielle Aguirre, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dawson Slaby, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Ally Slaby, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Landon Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lauren Alex, Honorary Bearer
  • Jordan Alex, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sean Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Blake Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Allison Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Elijah Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donavan Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Elizabeth Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mary Ann Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Riggin Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phoenix Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Peter Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charlie Ray Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Evelyn Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronin Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

Jonna Lea Burks

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Charlotte Smith

February 28, 2019

Jonna and I were friends, classmates and on the cheerleading squad together. I am to her right in the photo. I have many fond memories of our high school days together. She was a great friend.

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