John(BaBa)-Burris-Obituary

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John(BaBa) Wade Burris

Springfield, Illinois

Aug 22, 1957 – Nov 26, 2021 (Age 64)

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BORN
August 22, 1957
DIED
November 26, 2021
AGE
64
LOCATION
Springfield, Illinois

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Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. - Springfield Obituary

John Burris 64, was born August 22, 1957 he was a lifelong resident of Springfield, Illinois.  John was called home to be with his heavenly father on November 26, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center.


He attended Springfield Public Schools and worked various jobs. John was affectionately known as "BaBa".  Most folks never knew his real name.


John was married to Margo Nelson for over 24 plus years, through these years, their love blossomed and they were inseparable.


John enjoyed hanging with the fellas drinking his beer and talking mess. He enjoyed a “good time”.  He was often the life of the party.  He was an avid watcher of the I.D. Channel and the Nascar races.  He was smart. He could fix almost anything.


John shared the same compassion as his wife. He loved animals.


John is preceded in death by his parents Gus and Mary K. Gilbert, his biological father John Jones Sr., a brother Francis Burris and other extended family members.


He leaves to cherish his loving memories a son John (Lori) Robinson, a daughter Marie Nolden, 5 Granddaughters Atrue, Rayshayla, Raynesha, Rayniah and Raykysha, step brother John Jones Jr., Brothers Lloyd Burris, George (Margaret) Gilbert, Chris Gilbert and sisters Mary (Ernest) Coleman, Judy Gilbert and Cynthia (Mike) Collins, a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family.


 


Funeral Services Wednesday December 8, 2021


Visitation:9:00am-11:00am


Ruby Funeral Services & Crematories


1520 East Washington Street


Springfield,IL 62703


Pastor Paul Davis Committal Services


 


Interment


Camp Butler National Cemetery  


Honors at 12:00pm 


 


https://vimeo.com/event/1638548


 


CDC guidelines will be followed


FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED PLEASE


 

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My dear cousin you will surely be missed. You had a good heart and your reward shall be in his kingdom. you ran a good hard race we all just wish it was a little longer.

This is so sad for me. BaBa was like a brother to our family. He truly was the fulfilled one at the functions, saying something to make you laugh. Such a fun spirit he had. He will truly be missed. My brother from another mother. RIP To the entire Burris family prayers going up for you. Lift your eyes to the hills whence comes your help Psalms 121:1

MY PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY.
BABA WAS A VERY GOOD MAN.
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

May good Lord continue to watch over you, be with you and strengthen the family during this time of loss and bereavement. My prayers are with the family.

My sincere condolences to the BURRIS FAMILY! R.I.H.Baba!!

Uncle Baba...I love you so much! May you rest peacefully. Love your "Chelly Belly"

I'm gonna miss you. Thanks for taking care of Margo. You were her life line. I'm glad you two can still be together. Your are an awesome person. Luv u!

Our family chain has been broken in two spots and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one we will fix our chain link by link.