June Taylor Burns was born January 20, 1929, in Jacksonville, Texas and died Sunday, August 7, 2016, in Jacksonville. Her husband was Hoy L. Burns from Wells, Texas who is deceased.
She is survived by her daughter, Roxane Stark, two granddaughters, Shelli Boone and Morgan Bible and a brother, Max Taylor of Richardson, Texas. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
June grew up in the Antioch Community. She attended New Hope School, Jacksonville High School, Lon Morris College, Sam Houston State Teachers College, Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College and the University of Texas receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees.
She was a high school English and Speech teacher for 50 years. Some locations of her teaching positions included the Gallatin Community, Angleton, Marshall, Waskom and Jacksonville High Schools. June took such pride in the profession of teaching and held great affinity for her students and fellow-teacher friends. She loved the presence of their company.
June was a member of the Jacksonville Garden Club and regularly played bridge at the Holt House in Tyler. She was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church and played the piano and sang with her father there during her youth years.
June lived and died with a great faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a funeral and celebration of her life will be held at Antioch United Methodist Church Thursday, August 11 at 11 a.m. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Visitation will be at Autry Funeral Home Wednesday, August 10 from 6-8 p.m.
The family wishes to express sincere thankfulness to the staffs and nurses of Trinity Assisted Living, Heart to Heart Hospice and Jacksonville Healthcare for their loving kindness and professional support during the latter days of June's life.
Officiating ministers at the funeral will be Dr. Barry Hughes of Dallas and Reverend Dale Jamerson of Jacksonville. The pianist is Mr. John Tarver, organist at Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Pallbearers are Jason Taylor, Billy Wayne Taylor, Rocky Staton, Andrew Staton, Kerry Suttles and Charles Broadway.
Published on August 8, 2016