Mr. Thaymon “Billy” Burns Jr. was born Feb. 27, 1943, to the late Thaymon Sr. and Cox Burns. He attended the Telfair School System. He was a faithful and dedicated employee of Pallet One of Hazlehurst for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Burns married Orida Jackson and to this union son Scotty Jackson was born. Two bonus sons addedn, Jermaine and Jeffery Jackson.
Mr. Burns died June 30, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Martha Burns Coleman and Robert “Ripp” Island; nephew, Johnnie Bernard Rease and niece, Shirley Coleman.
Survivors include his wife, Orida Jackson Burns; son Scotty Jackson and bonus sons, Jermaine Jackson, all of Hazlehurst, and Jeffery (Patricia) Jackson of Valdosta; sister Geraldine Clark of Lumber City; brothers Frankie Lee (Arlene) Burns of Las Vegas, Nev., and Herman Burns of Lumber City; niece who was raised as his sister, Wanda Burns Dotson of Hazlehurst; sisters-in-law, Betty J. Williams and Louise Eason of Hazlehurst; brothers-in-law: John “Poppy” Coleman, Lucious Jackson, Larry (Gloria) Jackson, and John Edward (Vicky) Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Homegoing services were held July 9 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Lumber City. Words of comfort were delivered by Bishop William Hollis.
Family and friends served as active pallbearers and flower attendants.
Thornton’s Funeral Home was in charge.