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Ellis "Leon" Burns Jr.
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January 03, 2014
Leon was certainly one of a kind. I worked for him many years and he was always good to me. Many life lessons learned at the Indoors!
January 03, 2014
My heart hurts and I will miss Unle Leon so much. No one could give a hug like him.
January 03, 2014
Unk, I will miss you so. Uncle Leon was so special to all the Baugh kids. We will miss those pats on the head.
Donna Kay Buie
January 02, 2014
Leon was a fine man. I am honored to have been his friend for many years. I met him at Indoors where lots of fun was had. He was also a trusted business man who treated his members and guests as his friends.
January 02, 2014
Ellis Leon Burns will be missed by his daughter Diana Bennett, and his four grandchildren Dane Bennett, Anna Bennett, Mari Bennett Grames, and Heather Bennett. He leaves us with many fond memories, and our prayers are with him.
January 01, 2014
Leon was a "one of a kind" man. I'll always remember his hugs at "Indoors". He seemed to be knowledgeable in so many subjects. If I had a plumbing problem, he knew what to do. If I had a financial question, he had the answer. He was a generous and kind man.
Ginny Hooper
December 29, 2013
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Leon Ellis Burns, Jr. our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ellis. And to Ellis it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WWII while serving in the U.S. Army. Ellis, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ellis's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
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