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Lawrence (Duck) Burns



Visitation with the Family:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life:
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Folloing the Service on Saturday, August 22, 2020
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN

Lawrence "Duck" Burns was born March 31, 1941 in College Grove, Tennessee to Elder Robert Burns and Emma Baker Sawyer. He Transitioned from this earthly life to eternal on August 10, 2020 at home at the age of 79 years old, surrounded by his wife, children and loved ones.

Lawrence was baptized into Christ on August 14, 2017 at Hart Street Church of Christ by Brother Amanzo Jones.

He married Hattie Mai Gordon on November 13, 1961 to this union four children were born, one girl and three boys.

Lawrence worked several jobs before branching out and starting his own business. Lawrence started Bums Texaco Gas Station in, 1975, and then later started Northside Market in 1989 to 2004. W -later retired his
business to finally spend some time with his family and still wanted to be the "Boss" of everything and family.

Lawrence often said " If don't know", "you just don't know" "you do good, you get good" "I did it my way and if u been around as long as I have you'll know".

Lawrence was preceded in death by both parents, Robert and Emma Bums; brother, Raymond (Frances) Burns; sisters, Gracie Mai, Ida Bell, Odessa Bums Brannon and Robbie Ella Bums Jones; granddaughter-in-law, Danielle Scruggs Jones;, son-in-law, Chukwuemeka E. Eke.

Lawrence leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Hattie Mai Burns;
daughter, Latander D. Bums Eke; sons, Robert (Monique) Bums, Timothy D. Bums, Terrance (Adriane) Bums and James (Elaine) Woods; twenty-
one grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, aunt Mable Burns; four sisters, Pearl (Maurice) McF arland, Emma Mai Bums, Nelma J. Frazier and Gwendolyn (Niles) Foreman; a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371