Fama Louise Burleson

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Funeral services for Fama Louise Burleson, 88, of Hughes Springs, will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc., of Hughes Springs. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, December 30, 2011 at the funeral home. Mrs. Burleson was born January 7, 1923 and passed away December 27, 2011 at her home. She was a member of Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs where she taught Sunday School in the childrens department for 18 years. She was president of Young At Heart for three years and a charter member of Modern Study Club. Mrs. Burleson strongly believed in education and was proud of the fact that all four of her daughters were college graduates. Fama Burleson is survived by four daughters, Kay Breazeale and husband Kenneth, Charlot Morgan and husband Keith, Beri Penny and husband Steve, all of Hughes Springs and Kim Erdy of Helotes, TX; ten grandchildren Travis Breazeale, Traci Delaney, Randy Penny, Drew Morgan, Chad Penny, Braden Morgan, Becca Vaughn, Seth Penny, Ryan Erdy, Lauren Erdy; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Wayne Burleson; two infant sons Wayne and Bruce; one grandson Trevor Kyle Penny; her parents Joseph and Jesse Finley; and seven brothers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hearts Way Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd., Longview, TX 75656, (903) 295-1680 / 1(800)371-1016 or Young at Heart Scholarship, First Baptist Church, (903)639-3581.

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  1. Kay and Kenneth, We were so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very fine lady. My parents also said to tell you that they were sorry. We all know that heaven is a much better place than this old earth. We wish you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Louis & Mary Beth EvansBill & Carol Parrymore

  2. So sorry for your loss of Ms.Fama. I have so many fond memories of her – she was such a sweet and fun lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  3. Mrs.Burleson was a big part of my childhood as I was very close friends with Kim. I will always remember her kindness and how welcome she made me feel whenever I visited the house. She certainly raised very wonderful women and I know that she will be greatly missed and my thoughts are with her family

  4. To all the familyI'm truly saddened by the news of "Granny's" passing. I have so many fond memories of working with her at Leon's and just being around her. And oh how she could bake. Here bread and pies were always a welcome treat. How she always made you feel as part of her family. I'm honored to know that I could call here Granny. I hope that you all can find comfort in this time of grief knowing that she is in heaven with Wayne and can now be a Guardian Angel over you all. Keep your faith in Christ for he is the only one who can get you through. Mine and Kelly's heart goes out to you all.In Christian Love

  5. How much we will miss our wonderful Aunt Fama. Her stories of growing up with all her brothers have filled our lives with laughter and joy. I learned much about my Dad when he was younger. Aunt Fama was always so much fun to be around. God bless all of you.Mike & Cathy

  6. Fama was a very special lady to me and I shall miss her sweet smile so much. I pray that God will "snuggle" each of you closely in Hia arms to comfort you in the days ahead. I also pray that happy memories may warm your hearts and that caring friends will surround with comfort. I love all of you and offer my sincerest condolences.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of loss. Memories that you have shared will help to see you thru this difficult time. I always thought that Fama was such a beautiful person, inside and out. She will definitely be missed. Our love to all of you.

  8. Fama "Granny" was such a blessing to so many lives. She will be greatly missed but the memories and knowledge that we will see her again is a blessing. Prayers to all the family. Love you all!!

  9. Dear Beri and family,We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you face this difficult time. Know that our awesome GOD will supply you with comfort and strength in the days ahead! Love in Christ Jesus, Claudia and Johnny McGill

  10. Thank you for being such a good friend of my aunt, Gertrude Higgins. Aunt Gertrude always spoke so highly of you and loved you. Again, thank you for being such a good friend to her.

  11. Ms.Burleson treated evryone w/kindness. She was such a beautiful person. I will always remember her as Granny. My prayers and thoughts are w/the entire family

  12. Just heard about Fama's homegoing. What a wonderful and sweet lady she was. So many great memories. Please know you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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