January 27, 1927 ~ December 31, 2017
Mary Jane King Burns of Tucker, Ga., died December 31, 2017, in Lawrenceville, Ga. She graduated from Bainbridge (Ga.) High School in 1944 and Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., in 1948. Mrs. Burns began her career with the Department of Family and Children Services in Waycross, Ga., and finished at the state office in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Warren Burns of Tucker; her parents, Daniel and Ora King of Bainbridge; her sister, Adelaide King (Lou) Butler of Sacramento, Calif.; and a son, Alan Robert Burns of Blountville, Tenn. She is survived by a son, Stephen King Burns (Jane) of Lawrenceville; eight grandchildren, Christopher Alan Burns (Katie) of Dallas, Ga.; Richard John Lovie of Portsmouth, England; Jennifer Brooke Burns (Mike) Earnest of Carrollton, Ga.; Shona Elizabeth Lovie of Stamford, Conn.; Stephen Daniel Burns (Tiffany) of Columbus, Ga.; Amanda Kelly Burns (Nick) Notheis of Lakeland, Fla.; Stephanie Jane Burns of Doraville, Ga.; and Laura Kay Burns of Athens, Ga.; nine great-grandchildren; one niece; and two great-nieces. She had been a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Tucker, where she was active in the Beacon Sunday School class, and she recently joined the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville (Joy Sunday School class). Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 395 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville, GA, Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe officiating, with a private burial service on Sunday in Decatur, Ga., where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to The First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville (Gibson Wing), PO Box 2127, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, or the Emory Eye Center, Macular Degeneration Research, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.