He was preceded in death by his wife, Paulette Simmons Burks, parents, John Henry and Josiephine Burks, brother, George Lewis Hill, brother-in-laws, Bobbie Simmons and Thad Hightower and step-father in law, Charles Johnson Sr.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: Son, John Lo’Anza (Shannon) Burks Sr, Daughters; Tamula “Prissi” (Antonio) Sales, Pastors Kimberly (Mark) Carter, Sr; Son, Mauricio Fuqua.
Devoted Sister, Bornetta Hightower.
Devoted Brothers-Deacon J.W. (Evangelist Sharrion) Burks, Deacon Earnest (Linda) Burks, Deacon Ray (Marie) Burks, and Deacon William (Robbin) Burks.
Grandchildren-John L. Burks Jr, Mark Jr and Leon Carter, Chiandria and DeVante’ Sales, and Kendra Burks. Svetlana and Nehemiah Fuqua
Great-grandchildren; Azjana Burks and KaVaughana Lyons.
Aunts-Hazel Reed and Nellie Estill.
Uncle -Cecil Brannon.
Mother-in-law – Wilma Johnson.
Sister-in-law- Brenda (Leon) Hartsfield.
Brother-in-laws, Clyde Simmons and Charles (Annette) Johnson Jr.
Devoted Cousin and friend, Robert Reed.
Special friend, Bridgette (Babe) Martin.
A host of extended families; Burks, Stovall, Morrow, Bean, Brannon and community friends.
Visitation Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Elk River Tabernacle with Funeral Services to follow at 1:00 pm at Elk River Tabernacle with Elder Q’Obrien Wherry, Officiating and Pastor Larry Williams as Eulogist.
Interment Franklin Memorial Gardens.