Jimmy Reeves Burruss

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Jimmy Reeves Burruss, 61, of Mountain Brook, Ala., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Reeves Burruss; and his brother, Dennis Errol Burruss.
Mr. Burruss was a native of Cumming, where he attended Forsyth County schools. He moved to the Birmingham area following high school and was the owner of Southeastern Dry Cleaners Sales and Service for 25 years, until his retirement in 2006.
He was an avid reader and had a tremendous variety of interests. He loved all forms of music and played in several musical groups with friends throughout the years. Mr. Burruss will be remembered as a devoted and caring friend to many people in all walks of life.
A loving husband and father, Mr. Burruss is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sarah Johnson Burruss; their two children, Sally Burruss Brown (Bart), Carl Reeves Burruss, both of Birmingham, Ala.; mother, Vertie Lee Burruss; sister, Bobbie Burruss Mullinax (Lamar) of Cumming; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 30, at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Ala.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Alabama Organ Center, 500 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233, or to a charity of your choice.
ABANKS Mortuary and Crematory in Birmingham, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from July 29 to Aug. 1, 2011