She was born July 28, 1923, in Mason County, W.Va., a daughter to the late Thomas and Gertie Meek Persinger. She was a retired nurse aide from Critre Nursing Home in Lancaster, Ohio after 31 years of service, and a member of the Milestone Church, Apple Grove, W.Va.
Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Shorty” Burris in 1969; one son, Hugh Ernest Burris; brothers, James, Earl, Lewis, Sheridan, William and Warren Persinger; sisters, Edna Steele her twin sister, and Mary Alice Persinger Hall; and daughter-in-law, Connie Burris
Survived by three sons, William “Tommy” and Corletta Burris of Gallipolis Ferry, Lawrence “Larry” Burris of Apple Grove, and Jona Earl and (Marlena) Burris of Gallipolis Ferry; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Milestone Church, Apple Grove, with Rev. David Washington officiating. Burial will be in the Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Deal Funeral Home.
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