Evelyn E. Burnham

December 8, 1929April 12, 2018

Evelyn Everett Burnham, 88, retired as Office Manager from Forest Hill High School, died at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Fannin at 11:00am; with visitation from 10:00am to 11:00am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Burnham, a Puckett native, formerly lived in Jackson and Brandon and was the daughter of Charles Spurgeon and Cora Cooper Everett. After graduating from White Oak High School, she went to work in Jackson at J.C. Penney from 1948-54 in sales, and as a buyer and model. She married C.G. Burnham in 1949 and they were married for 67 years until his passing in 2016. She began working for Hinds County Public Schools at Forest Hill in 1966, and was Office Manager for four Principals prior to retiring in 1992. She was an active band parent and supporter of Forest Hill.

Survivors include: sons, Calvin Burnham (Linda) of Houston, Texas, Craig Burnham (Linda) of Madison, Carl Burnham of Cedar Park, Texas; brother, Hershel Everett (Meb) of Brandon; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Fannin Building Fund, 101 Church Rd., Brandon, MS 39047.


  • Calvin Burnham and wife, Linda, Son
  • Craig Burnham and wife, Linda, Son
  • Carl Burnham, Son
  • Hershel Everett and wife, Meb, Brother
  • Evelyn also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

  • Ben Burnham
  • Patrick Burnham
  • Kevin Rutledge
  • Michael Werle
  • Jim McCaskill
  • Eric Thornton

  • Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Fannin Building Fund, 101 Church Rd., Brandon, MS 39047


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018

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Emily Moorer

April 17, 2018

Deepest sympathy. When I think of Mrs. Burnham, I think of the smile that I have known for so many years. Such an elegant lady.

Mary Ruth Hall

April 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of this loss. She and C.G. were wonderful neighbors for so many years.


April 16, 2018

I had the honor of being a student worker of Mrs. Burnham's at Forest Hill during the late '80's. She was always so kind, patient, and a lot of fun. My condolences to her family.

Dixie Pickett

April 15, 2018

My sincerest condolences to Evelyn’s family. She was a true southern lady, and I will miss her dearly.