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Brenda Joyce Burns

January 19, 1960 — July 17, 2023

Florence

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brenda Joyce Burns, a beloved member of our community. Brenda was born on January 19, 1960, in Jackson, Mississippi, to her parents Barney Cecil Rushing, Sr. and Joanne Conn Rushing. She was a remarkable individual who dedicated her life to helping others as a Hospice Nurse for 30 years. Her compassionate nature and unwavering love for her patients earned her the endearing nickname "Angel Nurse" at Hospice Ministries.

Brenda's career was not simply a profession; it was her true passion. She poured her heart and soul into providing comfort and care to those in their final stages of life. Her selflessness knew no bounds as she went above and beyond her call of duty. Brenda would often present each family with an angel keepsake to honor the memory of their loved ones. She would purchase these angels at her own expense, creating cherished mementos for families to treasure long after their time with their loved one had passed.

It is without a doubt that Brenda will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. Her dedication and sense of empathy brought solace to countless individuals during difficult times. She leaves behind a lasting legacy that exemplifies the true meaning of compassion.

Services to celebrate Brenda's life will be held at Ott & Lee Funeral Homes in Brandon, Mississippi. The visitations will begin on July 20, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, giving friends and loved ones an opportunity to pay their respects. Another visitation will take place on July 21st from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A Funeral Service will follow on July 21st at 10:00 AM in the comforting embrace of Ott & Lee Funeral Homes. Friends and family are encouraged to gather together and provide support as they bid farewell to this remarkable woman who made such a profound impact on their lives.

Following the Funeral Service, a Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM at Crestview Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Mississippi. Here, Brenda will find her final resting place surrounded by the beautiful landscape that mirrors the tranquility she instilled in those she cared for.

Brenda will forever be remembered for her sweet and caring nature. She carried herself with grace, touching the lives of everyone around her. Her memory will live on through her husband Mike Burns, daughter Jenny Peacock, brother Barney Cecil (Matha) Rushing, Jr., sister Rebekah Anne (Cecil) Hawkins, and three grandchildren: Kali Willson, Karlie Willson, and Gage Willson. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her immediate family members, Brenda is survived by other relatives and countless friends who shared in her journey of compassion and love. Each one of them was touched by Brenda's kindness and warmth. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Barney Cecil Rushing, Sr. and Joanne Conn Rushing, and daughter Misty Dawn Rushing.

During this difficult time of loss, let us not forget the inspiration we have derived from Brenda's extraordinary life. As we bid farewell to our beloved "Angel Nurse," we can take solace in the knowledge that she has left an indelible mark on our hearts. Her legacy will continue to inspire us to show kindness and compassion to others just as she did throughout her life.

In an eloquence befitting Brenda Joyce Burns' spirit and influence, we honor her memory. May she rest in eternal peace, knowing she made a difference in countless lives.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, July 20, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Visitation

Friday, July 21, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 21, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 21, 2023

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Crestview Memorial Gardens

1106 Star Rd, Brandon, MS 39042

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