Mary Louise Burns

November 8, 1959 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 62)

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Mary Louise Burns was the fourth daughter born to the late Tom and Theora Bruce Burns in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 8, 1959. She transitioned from this life on March 21, 2022, at UAMS. She was the baby of the family and always had her way.

Mary attended Watson Chapel High School where she graduated with honors.

Mary continued her education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Mary, a member of Stewart Memorial C.M.E. Church served as Church Secretary, a member of the Stewart Board and Church pianist.

Mary worked for the Employment Security Department, Dr. Robert Smith, Piney Woods Apartment as Administration Assistant for 17 years. She then went on to work for Cingular, now AT&T in Customer Service as a Premier Service Consultant; this would have been her 20th anniversary.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Theora Burns; and sister LouCelia D. Courtney.

Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories: her son Thomas (Shacora) Hopkins Sisters:  Beverly (John) Lewis and Diane (Cornelious) Burns Collins; Aunt Hazel Richardson; Grandchildren: LaShonda, Treveon, Tatyana, Dimarkus, Trent and Dishon; Great-Grand: Tamarrii; step-grands;  Zaylin,  Saniah,  Ashariye, Lydarious,  Makenzie,  Aaliyah, Amere; Step-great-grand: Aiyden;  Nephew: Roderick;  Nieces: Millicent,  Mary Kaye, Stephanie, Johnetta and Gabrielle. A host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and  friends.





(By unknown) 


You can only have one mother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.


When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.


As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.


Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

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 Service Program


April 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stewart Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal
911 South Maple Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Will Lie in Peaceful Repose
April 2, 2022

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
New Community Baptist Church
321 North Birch
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

10:00 AM
New Community Baptist Church
321 North Birch
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

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