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Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home and Memorial Park

700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL

OBITUARY

Arthur J. Burns

July 10, 1921October 31, 2019
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Arthur Junior Burns (A.J.) 98, self employeed, A.J. Burns Lawn Service, in Tallahassee, FL went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, (at age 98/Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, GA) on 31, October, 2019, after only 6 months of Long Term Care at Heritage.

Son of the late Arthur and Ophelia Burns of Tallahassee, FL. A.J. was born in Tallahassee, FL on July 10, 1921. He proudly served in the Navy during WWII from June 30, 1942 to October 23, 1945. He was a member of Community Baptist Church in Tallahassee, FL and enjoyed telling you about how God has blessed him and his life lived, for the Lord Jesus Christ. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He would tell you all his stories about growing up on his granddaddy’s farm and his life as a young boy.

A.J. was preceded in death by his wife, Cathleen Poppell Burns; Mother, Ophelia Moseley Burns and father, Arthur Marion Burns; brothers, John Burns, Ray Burns, Colon Burns; and sister, Lessie Burns. A.J. is survived by his children, Jimmy Burns and Susan Ballard; brother, James Burns; and sister, Sarah Kirkland. He has grandchildren: Cynthia MacDonald, Jennifer Head, Sarah Hernandez, Jonathan Starnes, Arthur Burns and Samantha Stubbs. Great-grand-children: Wyatt Stubbs, Loretta Stubbs, Daniel MacDonald, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ethan MacDonald, Cassidy Head, Devin Hernandez, Kole Hernandez, Jase and Charleigh Starnes. He also has four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He loved all his children and grandchildren and we will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 1:30pm on Nov. 5, 2019 at Bible Study Fellowship Church, 16388 Blounstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32310, with interment following at Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park, 700 Timberlane Road. The Bible Study Fellowship Church will serve a meal for the family and friends at the church around 5pm. The services will be officiated by Pastor Carl Powell of Tallahassee, Pastor Tony Kelly of Tallahassee and Pastor Matt Dibler from Calvary Baptist Church, Statham, GA.

The pallbearers for will be his grandson, Arthur Burns and Jonathan Starnes; grandson-in-law, Tony Head; son-in-law, Larry Ballard; and two friends of the family, Ed Morgan and Todd Stalnaker.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Meal of Condolence Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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Lee Gibbs

November 4, 2019

Prayers for the family and will dearly miss Grandpa Burns,

Dawn Jakway

November 4, 2019

Easter Sunday at Larry and Susan’s house 2017

Jimmy Burns

November 3, 2019

Jimmy Burns

November 3, 2019

Jimmy Burns

November 3, 2019

Jimmy Burns

November 3, 2019

Jimmy Burns

November 3, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad, A.J. Burns

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad playing his Jews Harp at Samantha's wedding, 2012

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Seeing Grandpa for his 98th birthday, July 10, 2019

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Dad, A.J. Burns

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Dad playing his Jews Harp at Samantha's wedding, 2012

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Seeing Grandpa for his 98th birthday, July 10, 2019

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Dad and daughter, Susan Elaine Burns Ballard, out to dinner

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Dad fishing from his electric scooter

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Out on dad's pontoon boat, with daughter, Susan Ballard

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Grandpa, with great grandsons, Devin and Kole Hernandez

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Dad fishing off the dock at Camp Paradise, Vienna, Georgia

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Dad caught him some fish at a little pond in GA

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Dad, with great grandsons, Devin and Kole Hernandez