Lucy Lucille Burns
Lucy Lucille Burns, 90, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of
Woodlawn and Dix died 10:13 p.m. July 16, 2005, at
Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Burns was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Kell to Joseph "Oscar"
and Alvia E. (Williams) Tate. She married Wayne E. Burns
May 30, 1937; they later divorced.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Osborn
Funeral Home in Dix. The Rev. Merle Fullerton will officiate.
Burial will follow at Zion Grove (County Line) Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Mrs. Burns is survived by sons Jerry Burns and wife Mary of
Centralia and William Burns and wife Alice of Clinton, Ark.;
daughters Beverly Johnson and husband Bill of Woodlawn and
Helen Blount and husband LaVelle of Spanish Fort, Ala.; 14
grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Clarence,
Roy, Lawrence and Marshall Tate; two sisters, Rose Davis and Alpha
Woodward; and a grandson, Roy LaVelle Blount Jr.
Mrs. Burns attended various churches and last attended Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and played for
various churches and quartets for many years.
Memorials may be made to Zion Grove Cemetery and will be
received at the funeral home at any time. For more information,
you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231.
Date: 19 Jul 2005
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman