Morris Stewart Burns
1929 - 2021
BORN
1929
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue
Shreveport, LA
Morris Stewart Burns

Shreveport - Mr. Morris Stewart Burns, 91, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Glen Nursing Facility.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 2:00 pm in Couch Chapel at First United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow. Officiating will be Dr. Carl Rhoads of First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Morris was a native and life-long resident of Shreveport, LA. Morris was a graduate of Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity becoming president in 1950. He worked for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company in New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Salt Lake City Utah and Shreveport, LA. Morris opened his owned insurance company in Houston, TX. He moved his company to Shreveport, LA, and eventually joined Maddox and Hughes in Bossier City, LA.

In spite of contracting polio in 1944, and overcoming several surgeries in Warm Springs, Georgia, he enjoyed playing golf, going fishing and obtaining his pilot's license and flying private airplanes.

Anywhere he lived, Morris' warm and friendly smile made strangers feel like family, and sparked life-long friendships.

Morris was preceded in death by his parents Perry Edison Burns and Ura Belle Morris Burns, his brother-in-law, R. Donald Melson; and many aunts, uncles & cousins.

He is survived by his sisters, Marjorie Ann Burns and Mary Burns Melson and his 5 nieces and nephews, Bob (Sharon) Melson, Mark (Judy) Melson, Bruce (Kathy) Melson, Carolyn Loeber and Mimi Spreen. Additionally, he is survived by 9 great nieces and nephews and 13 great-great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by cousins from the Morris and Stewart families in Louisiana and North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, if you choose, please make donations in Morris' name to First United Methodist Church, Shreveport or Centenary College.





Published by Shreveport Times from Jun. 30 to Jul. 27, 2021.
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I enjoyed visiting & learning so much from him the short time I was with him. He was so kind & sweet! Loved meeting his 2 sisters that looked out for him & his nephew. I am truly sadden to hear about his passing. He is a special & kind individual that I will miss.
Tonya Williams
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August 5, 2021
Please accept my sympathies. Skip was a terrific guy. He went to school with my dad and was a KA brother of his. Later, when I was in school, I was a KA and knew him through alumni activities.
Jim McClelland
Friend
July 8, 2021
We'll miss you, Morris. Thank you for that flashlight!
Dea Gallien
Friend
July 8, 2021
Skipper was a regular visitor when I worked on Fairfield Ave. Such a kind and friendly man he was. During that time, I discovered that he and my father were good friends from way back. RIP Skipper - you are loved. From the Miller clan: Patrick H. Jr, Kelly and Melissa.
Kelly Miller
Friend
July 8, 2021
Thanks for the friendship Skip - Mike
mike gulley
Friend
July 4, 2021
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