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
Ruby Funeral Services & Crematories
1520 East Washington Street
Pastor Paul Davis Committal Services
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Honors at 12:00pm
CDC guidelines will be followed
FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED PLEASE