Judith Tyrone Burns

Published 8:33 am Monday, July 6, 2015

Funeral services were held June 20, 2015, at Saulters Moore Chapel in Prentiss for Mrs. Judith (Judy) Tyrone Burns, age 72, who passed away on June 17 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery in Bassfield. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Father Peter Varghese and Deacon Bob Everard officiated. Pallbearers were Sean Burns, Scotty Burns, Justin Burns, Steve Gordon, Dan Gordon, and Eddie Lee, all nephews of Mrs. Burns. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Lott. Carolyn is the niece of Mrs. Burns.

Judith was born on August 28, 1942, in Prentiss, MS. She was the daughter of Griffith Tyrone and Ruby Sharp Tyrone. She married Vincent Burns of Bassfield in October of 1966. In 1969 they settled in Greenville and raised their two children. They spent 20 years in Greenville before returning to Bassfield and building a home. Upon returning Judith left her job as a New York Life Insurance agent and became a full-time homemaker. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Bassfield.

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She is survived by her daughter, Robyn Burns of Bassfield; son, John Burns (Jennifer) and granddaughter, Taylor Ross of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Vincent Burns; her parents; four brothers, Cecil, Billy Wayne, Wilson and Nelson Tyrone; and one sister, Doris Nell Walters.