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Edna Lee Pierce Burns
May 25, 1931 - November 20, 2018

Edna Lee Pierce Burns, age 87 of Portland, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello. She was born May 25, 1931 in Collins, AR to the late Adis Pierce and Virdie Smith Pierce.

She was the widow of Elza Lee Burns, a homemaker and was a member of Portland Baptist Church. She was a wife and mother first, always devoted to her family and loved her grandchildren unconditionally. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening and loved cooking fish for her family and friends. She was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chase Burns; a great-great-grandchild, Brad Lee "Trey" Burns, III; a daughter-in-law, Susan C. Burns; three brothers, Zan Pierce, Sr., John Pierce and Henry Pierce; and one sister, Jewel Cooper.

Survivors include three sons, Roy L. Burns and wife Aleta of Bastrop, LA, Ronald W. Burns of Pine Bluff and Jimmy Don Burns and wife Beverly of Hector; six grandchildren, Lindsey Burns Murry and husband Heath of Marion, LA, Jami Grove of Cherokee Village, Shannon Burns of Dumas, Brad Burns and wife Michele of Newport and Eric Burns and wife Amy of Atkins; fourteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Rash Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Online guestbook at

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