Nan Burns, 94, passed away July 21, 2021 at Legend Healthcare and Rehab in Greenville. Her funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Wolfe City. Burial will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman. Visitation will be Saturday evening, July 24, 2021 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Owens Funeral Home.
She was born October 15, 1926 in Stamford, Texas to James Thomas and Eunice Virgie Darden Pannell. On May 15, 1944 she married William Howard Burns and together they raised three sons.
Nan graduated from high school in Haskell, Texas. She was a volunteer nurse at Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary in Dallas. She was very active in the women’s group at First Baptist along with activities including vacation Bible school and she was a fulltime grandmother.
She is survived by two sons Don Burns and wife Michelle of Wolfe City and Billy Burns and wife Carolyn of Terrell. Daughter by marriage, Sandra Alderman Burns; grandchildren Wendi, Stephanie and husband Kyle, Angela and husband Ken, Melanie and husband Eric, Wesley and wife Wendy, Dustin, Adrian and wife Leah, and Breana. Great-grandchildren, Haylee, Harlee, Peyton, Piper, Trinity, Cameron, Madeline, Clayton, Elizabeth and Lucas. Great-grandson Kaiden and numerous nephews and nieces.
Nan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, Kenneth.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Burns, Dustin Burns, Kyle Parks, Eric Williams, Adrian Pena, Ken Holubar, and alternate pallbearer Henry Cox. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Dale Williams, Larry Alderman, Randy Smalley and Danny Smalley.
We were so sad to hear of the passing of sweet Nannie. I have memories of being in her and Howard’s home several times as I was growing up and enjoying the precious hospitality they provided. Love to you Don & Billy and your families as you celebrate her life and lay her to rest.
In Love and sympathy, Kay Rodriguez & family, Shana Hutton & family and Eldon Amonett
Such a beautiful woman always with a smile. Loved talking to her when I delivered flowers.
Don and family: I am so sorry to learn of your mom passing. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I am keeping you all in my heart and prayers. I didn’t find out until last night or I would have come to visitation..I apologize. May God hold you close during this difficult time.