Jessie Odell Burns
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:00 PM
Jessie Odell Burns, age 82, of Madison, died April 5, 2013, at Hospice Ministries. Services were held Monday, April 08, 2013, at the Chapel of Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home. With burial at Lakewood Memorial Park. Mr. Burns grew up in Webster County, MS and served in the Korean Conflict as a member of the US Air Force. After his military service, he attended Hinds Business College and began his career in the Office Machines business. After many years service, he took up farming in the Raymond/Learned area of Hinds County. He then started a contracting business with his brother Bobby and finally officially retired as co-owner of Burns Services, Inc. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Bettye Jean Lamb Burns; parents, Noah Henry Vardaman Burns and Modena Holland Burns; sons, Harold Wayne Burns and Charles Michael Burns; brother, Carl Burns; step-brothers Lonnie Schaefer and Will Schaefer; and step-sister Lois Brooks. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Liles Burns; brothers, Amos Burns of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Bobby Burns of Jackson; two step-brothers and one step-sister; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.