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Obituary for Vallie Mae Burns
Sister Vallie Mae Burns was born in Decatur County, April 6, 1930 and her guardians were Mr. A Henry and Mrs. Adel Henry. She shared a 61-year marriage relationship with Mr. Lester Burns who stood beside her and took care of her faithfully until the Lord called her from labor to rest on Sunday, August 9, 2015. She served faithfully at the Mt. Zuma M. B. Church under the late Rev. E. E. Mitchell for years, but joined the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John H. Wooden to be united with her husband under the same pastoral leadership. She worship and served faithfully until her health began to fail. She was a faithful pillar of the Saint Paul Church. She enjoyed singing and used her gift as a part of the WILLING WORKERS' CHOIR from St. Paul, and MT. ZUMA CHOIR. She worked and retired from the Bainbridge Memorial Hospital/Manor. Upon retirement, she opened up her own business where she continued her greatest hobby and first love-cooking! She has fed many families and prepared food for the multitudes. She will always be remembered for her kind spirit and willingness to help those who were in need. She was a lady of grace. Though she had no biological sons and daughters, she had an entire host of children (young people and adults) whom she loved and embraced as her own and a very special thank you to Pastor Wooden, wife and family for being my children, Thank you. Two of her brothers, Rudarth McQueen and Mr. Willie Davis preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted husband, Mr. Lester Burns; three sisters Maggie Mae Simmons and Clara Glenn of Monckscorner, SC and Cathleen Haney of Summerville, SC; three brothers Jarome McQueen (Laura), Melvin Earl McQueen (Emma), and Herman Davis (Elease) of Monckscorner, SC; her daughter/niece, Sonia Burns Vickers; grandson Timmy L. Vickers; two great -grands(Joshua and Ryleigh Vickers); two goddaughters, Grace A Arnett and Tamyko Chambers; a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and a devoted friend, Ms. Mamie Howard.