Sudie Burns


Sudie Mae Burns was born July 5, 1946 in Midway. She was born to D.C. and Sudie Williams.

She attended Marion Anderson Schools in Madisonville and graduated in 1964. She then went on and attended Houston International Business College where she graduated with a associate’s degree in Business. Sudie had formerly married J.B. Burns in 1966, and from this union one child was born. She later lived several years in Houston and worked as the secretary for Goodwill and Bradley Trucking Co. Sudie then moved back to Madisonville where she not only raised her family but also served as the assistant program director for the Senior Center in Madisonville. Sudie was baptized into Antioch Church of Christ and remained a member there until her death on Dec. 23, 2018. She had battled health issues for many years throughout her life but continued to have a positive attitude, always believing that God would see her through.

Preceding Sudie in death are her father, D.C. Williams, and mother, Sudie Williams.

Cherishing her memory are daughters, Sonji Josey (Elmer) and Susan Nealey (Lamar); grandchildren, Brandon “King”, LaToya “Punkin,” Lamara “Dutchess,” Tory “Princess,” Lisa “Queen,” Laneique “Precious”; and great-grandchildren, Aniyha, Chloe and Zoe. Sudie is also survived by sisters, Lucille Allen of Houston, Thelma Williams of Houston and Syble Johnson of Madisonville; and one aunt, Grace of Dallas. She also had a nephew, Kenneth, who was like a son, and a host of other relatives and friends, as well as special friends,Sue Gibson, Joyce Forrest, Daisy Moffett, Lillian McGilbra, Joyce Gooden and Jimmye McCoy Sr.

Homegoing service for Sudie Burns were held Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Antioch Church of Christ in Midway. Richard Washington officiated the service, and interment was in Southside Cemetery in Midway.

Pallbearers were Elijah Nauls, Edmon Jordan, James Darron Jones, Brock Taylor, Brad Taylor, Brady Taylor, Trent Curtis and Roderick Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Elmer Josey, Lamar Nealey, Brandon Stubblefield, Jimmie McCoy, Sr., Bobby Taylor and Derick Burns.

Arrangements were entrusted to Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville.