Juanita Burns

August 14, 1920October 17, 2020

Juanita Burns, age 100, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Juanita was born August 14, 1920 in Terrell, Texas to Jessie and Pearlie (Gann) Boon.

Juanita was a hard worker and worked over 32 years at Safeway before retiring. She loved to make large homecooked meals for her family and was the best caregiver for her family. She had the biggest heart of gold and such a giver. Juanita loved to make quilts and watch her game shows on the television. She loved spending time in her garden tending to her plants and flowers. Juanita was a faithful member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Wills Point.

Juanita is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 1/2 years Willie A. Burns, three children Cecil Rex, Sue Lewis and Billy Ray Burns, one grandson Larry Bagwell and her 6 siblings.

Those left with cherished memories are her grandchildren Debra Chism and husband Tim and Kyle Burns, two great grandchildren Shannon Huy and husband A.J. and Ryan Chism, daughter in law Patricia Burns and a host of nieces, nephews and other beloved family and friends who will miss her dearly.

A visitation for Juanita will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell, Texas. A graveside service will occur Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at College Mound Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Burns family.



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Erica Allen

October 21, 2020

Shannon and AJ,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. This is just heartbreaking, even more so with you both being so sick. What an amazing and special lady she was. I know she will be greatly missed by y'all and all those that loved her. But boy does she have some stories to tell her loved ones she has been reunited with. That lady lived! She traveled, loved hard and was so lucky to have you, Shannon and AJ.... and I just know she adored you both. You can tell in the pics and videos shared. She was blessed beyond measure and had the greatest humor and smile. Infectious! I will never forget how we met. Lol! I will always have that childhood memory and was looking so forward to laughing with her about it since y'all moved back to Texas. God had other plans though. He needed her sooner than later. Heaven definitely gained an angel and it's now even more beautiful than ever! Love to you all and many prayers of peace and healing. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

A.J. Huy

October 20, 2020

While I only met Juanita 6 years ago I have two special advantages in really getting to know her.
First, as Shannon's husband, I truly was able to see someone love my wonderful wife as much as I do. Whether it be Shannon checking on Juanita 3-4 times a day by phone or us going out to see her several times a week and seeing Juanita's face light up when we walked through the door. I knew Shannon was capable of so much love in a relationship because I saw that already in them.
Second, I had the true privilege of being the main person Juanita spent time with the last 2 years. During that time I got to hear stories of the 100 years of her amazing life. From difficult times as a young girl to many years as the matriarch of her family to those last years to when all she thought of was taking care of other people she was a truly special person. I love you Mama

Julie Hall-Driver

October 19, 2020

I didn't get to meet you personally but just through your granddaughters posts it feels like I have. You seemed like you were one special lady.. Rest In Peace Mrs Burns

Shannon Huy

October 19, 2020

You were always my rock all during my life. You were the one person I could always without a doubt, depend on. The unconditional love you gave me, taught me how to truly love and be loved and I loved you more than anyone could ever imagine. Our trips were a highlight in my life and I know in yours too! We had some wonderful times and I’m so thankful I got to spend the last 3 1/2 years with you and you having the chance to really get to know AJ. He loved and adored you as well. We will miss you dearly. See you again one day when our time comes to enter those pearly gates and have you waiting with open arms.


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