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2014-04-03

Dorlis 'Dottie' Burns

1930 - 2014

Dorlis Burns, 83, of Pipe Creek, passed away Thursday, March 13, in Bandera. She was born in Dora, Alabama on July 19, 1930 to Henry and Minnie Lee Boyd.
A member of Magnolia Church of Christ, Dottie continued her worship while living at a nursing home. She loved life and spending time with family and friends.
Dottie also enjoyed working, cooking, baking and helping others when needed. She loved singing religious hymnals and listening to country and western music. The family always lovingly celebrated the holidays with their beloved momma because she never failed to be excited by it all. This sassy lady will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dottie is survived by her daughters, Roma Eliker and her husband, Bruce, and Martha Jones and her husband, Terry; and daughter-in-law Mary Burns. She was also blessed with nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. As one of 13 sisters and two brothers, Dottie will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Dottie was predeceased by her husband, John T. Burns; daughter Margaret A. Naquin; and son John E. Burns, as well as by her parents Henry and Minnie Lee Boyd.
Services were held Friday, March 14, at Magnolia Funeral Home in Magnolia, with burial following at Klein Memorial Park. Mr. Lynn Huff officiated. Dottie was laid to rest by the side of her husband of 43 years, John T. Burns.
The family sends a special thank you to the staff at River City Hospice who helped in her final care. They also wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the Bandera Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for all of the loving care they offered Dottie and for making her last days easier.