Deborah C. Burns
1929 - 2020
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Deborah Burns entered into heaven on May 14, 2020. She was born in Gary, Indiana to Elbert and Genevie Crowe on August 30,1929. Debbie graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School in 1947. She went on to obtain a nursing degree from Purdue University Calumet. She was a loyal and faithful member of 5th Avenue United Methodist Church. She was a member of The Red Hat Society Magnificent Ladies, Gary Chapter. Debbie is preceded in death by her parents her husband Tommie J. Burns Jr. and her two sisters Willie Byrd and Genevie Joyner. She leaves to cherish and share her memories 3 daughter, Jamease Upshaw, Marsha Whittaker and Teri (Willie) Lewis and 1 son Tommie J. Burns III six grandchildren; Phillip and Mya Roberson;Alba and Albert Thornton; Freddie and James Upshaw; five great grandchildren ; one sister Martha Harris; one brother Fredric Crowe;sisters-in-law Hollis Burns; Dorothy Adams and many nieces, nephews , neighbors and friends. Visitation, Thursday May 21, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00a.m. with a private funeral services at 11:00a.m. All services at the 5th Avenue United Methodist Church 2600 West 5th Avenue.Due to the COVID 19 face covering must be worn and all guidelines will apply. Pastor Lydia Colaire officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park .



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Published in Post-Tribune from May 19 to May 20, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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May 24, 2020
To the family,
Ms Debra's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. Your mother and my mother were good friends in high school and throughout their adult lives. May The Most High God bring you peace during this time.
Ermalene & Michael Gault Sr
May 21, 2020
Aunt Debra:
Memories of you flow from my thoughts, from your laughter, your candor and the sound of your voice to your caring and loving ways. You always expressed your love for me during our many conversations and you let me know that you had my back. I will miss knowing that I can reach out to you anytime and I will always fondly recall you as the fun aunt! Memories of you and Uncle Tommie stand out when you two were dating and you took us to the beach. Its a great memory as a child. I love you and I miss you already. You are now with your beloved who you missed so intently. Rest well dear aunt, you deserve it! Your niece,

Fredrica Crowe ♥♥
Fredrica Crowe
Family
May 20, 2020
My condolences to the family. I am praying for the family.
Rose Jackson
Acquaintance
May 20, 2020
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, PRAYING FOR YOUR STRENGTH,
Sandra Wilkins-sablack
Neighbor
May 20, 2020
To Jamease and Family may your Loved One R.I.P,
Ken Cross
Friend
May 20, 2020
To the family
You have our deepest Condolences....she was a very sweet person.....RIH
Sherry Edmsherri2017
Family
May 20, 2020
I'm going to miss you you just like my second mother I love you all
Keith Stephens
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May 20, 2020
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Jacquelyn Lott
May 20, 2020
You just like my second mother I'm going to miss you and I love you
Keith
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May 20, 2020
My condolences to the family. My the Peace of God that surpasses all understanding comfort and strengthen you all. RIHP
Richard Gordon
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May 19, 2020
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Simca Dobson
May 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Glynette
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May 19, 2020
Deborah and Tommie J Burns are both sorely missed. While lifetime neighbors of my family they are amongst our earliest (childhood) memories and are considered family and this includes all of their kids and their children. After my elementary schooling she always opened the door when I was locked out the house and kept me safe and I always had orange juice or something to snack on almost daily. In this moment we rise and fall with the pain of the Burns families and we also miss Debbie and Tommie as we all work through this healing process. Know that you are all loved as we allow them peace and eternity because this time is for us to reflect and memorialize on their lives and their journeys with us and to love all the experiences they have both left all of us. We love you. Know this to be true. Javier Brown and The Brown Families.
Javier Brown
Family
May 19, 2020
She was a pillar of reason patience & kindness to all.
Her non-judgemental, gracious, giving heart will be forever remembered.
May God be a source of comfort during this difficult time to the family.
My Sincere Regrets for Your Loss,
Doris Atkins
Avondale Arizona
Doris
Friend
May 19, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Diane.
Friend
May 19, 2020
IT WAS MY HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN MRS. BURNS AS A MEMBER OF THE RED HAT SOCIETY HADN'T SEEN HER IN A WHILE BUT THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE I HAD TO ASK HER TO DONATE TO THE GROUP THAT I WAS THE CAPTAIN OF AND SHE WAS A PART OF WHEN I WENT TO HER HOUSE SHE WAS GLAD TO SEE ME AND GIVE WITH NO QUESTION SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY AND IF THIS IS THE SAME JAMEASE I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING FROM SCHOOL SO SORRY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR THIS PAINFUL LOSS
TONI PRICE
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