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Rev.

Leotha Paul

Burns

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September 19, 2021

Rev. Leotha Paul Burns, 72, of 332 E. Madison Street died Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Rev. Burns was born March 16, 1949, in Covington a son of the late L.W. Burns and Nellie Kennedy Burns. Paul worked at Washington and Lee University as a director of Environment and Health Safety He received his Masters Degree in divinity from Erskine College. Rev. Burns was the minister of Johnson Creek Presbyterian Church for a number of years. He proudly served in United States Army and Army reserves for 42 years and received a Bronze Star and an expert infantry badge. Paul was a retired member of the Covington Rescue Squad and a former member of the Covington Fire Department. He was a member of the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member and Past Master of Covington Masonic Lodge and Clifton Forge Shrine Club and he loved his Corvettes . Surviving are his Wife, Patsy Peters Burns, of Covington; three Sons, Aaron Burns and Jason Burns, both of Covington and Jody Salyards, Ohio; two Daughters and Sons-in-law, Lisa and Jim Bragg and Amy and Eric Ledford, all of Covington; one Brother and Sister-in-law, Rev. John and Hazel Burns of West Virginia; two Sisters, Bernice Bess of Fork Union and Sue Staton and her husband, John, of Chester; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 24, 2021, at 2:00 PM in the Edgemont Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donnie Bowker officiating. Interment will be made in the Johnson Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery with military rites. The family will receive their friends Thursday evening at Arritt Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Service Friday, September 24, 2021 12:33 AM Edgemont Presbyterian Church 2306 South Church Avenue Covington,VA - 24426 Service1 Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:33 AM - 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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