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Laura Estelle Burns

Brinkley, Arkansas

Aug 17, 1922 – Jan 20, 2020


August 17, 1922
January 20, 2020
Brinkley, Arkansas


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Bob Neal Sons - Brinkley Funeral Home - Brinkley Obituary

Laura Estelle Burns 97, of Clarendon passed away on Monday. She was born on August 17, 1922  to the family of Sidney and Mandy Hendrix in  Florence, Alabama. At some point in time, Estelle's family moved to Arkansas, where they lived in Moro. Later in life, Estelle became part of the Clarendon community where she remained. 

She became the mother of two children, Charles and Betty and was blessed to see them mature and begin families of their own. Outside the home Estelle worked at the Van Huesen Shirt Factory located in Brinkley and at times of worship she attended the Methodist Church in Moro. 

Estelle was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Hendricks, Stanley Hendricks, Ellre Hendricks; and sister, Lady Brewer.

She is survived by; son, Charles Burns and wife Virginia of Moro; daughter, Betty Simpson and husband Jerry of Fayetteville; three grand children, Scott Burns, Tim Simpson, Eric Simpson; great grandchildren, Parker Burns, Kara Burns, Dalton Simpson, Cody Burns, Garrett Simpson, Erin Simpson Murry, Brooklyn Simpson, Julian Simpson, and  sisters , Pearl Potts of Kennett MO., and Daisy Goat Brewer of Melbourne, Arkansas. 

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Miss Burnsy you were a second grandmother to me. I have so many fond memories of playing with Eric at your house. From catching baby turtles at Bungee and raising them in your back porch and playing chase and sliding as fast as a i could under your quilt knitting living room hanger. One of my earliest memories is when you bought Eric and I two tonka trucks. A loader and a dumptruck. Nothing will beat those Sunday lunches after church. You were Vivians sister. You will be greatly missed. I...

thinking about you a lot today. I love you, I miss you.

Betty I only met your mom a couple times but she was really nice to me and I appreciate that.

Im really gonna miss you .I loved to make you smile .hope thay have good banana pudding and fried chicken so i know you are eating what makes u happy. Love you jennie