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Robert Louis Burris

Born: Tue., May 25, 1943
Died: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019


Visitation

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Location: Fishing Creek Baptist Church


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Location: Fishing Creek Baptist Church


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Mr. Robert Burris, 76, of 874 Mason Dickson Road, York, peacefully departed this earthly life Saturday, December 7, 2019 at home.  Born May 25, 1943 in McConnells, SC, he was a son of the late Walker "Bud" and Carrie Wade Burris.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church in York, SC, with Rev. Reginald McClean officiating.  Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church, where Eastern Star Rites will be observed.

Robert was educated in York Public Schools.  He worked at Meritor, formerly known as Huntley’s of York then Rockwell International as a maintenance technician.  He worked 35 years without any absences and was recognized for his dedication upon retirement.  While employed and after retirement, Robert fully used his gifts and talents to help others.  He was a skilled carpenter, electrician, plumber, landscaper, gardener, and could repair just about anything.  He was a tremendous blessing to his community.

Robert loved the Lord.  Initially, he was a member of Galilee Baptist Church.  He served as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent.  He sang on the hymn choir as well.  Later, Robert joined Fishing Creek Baptist Church.  He continued teaching and singing on the hymn and men’s choirs.  Additionally, he was Chairman of the Deacon Ministry.

Robert valued community service and supported various organizations whose missions emphasized Biblical principles.  He was a charter member of the York Optimist Club and Shepherd’s Fold AP & B Society.  He was Past Master of White Hill Masonic Lodge #462, Past Patron of White Stone Chapter #241 Order of the Eastern Star (OES), and a member of White Hill Chapter #350 OES.  Additionally, he supported the NAACP and made charitable donations to various institutions.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother Willie Marion Burris and four sisters: Lillie Mae Fox, Odessa Hemphill, Elois Wilform-Malcolm, Vestrula Morrison, and Patricia A. Burris.  

Robert leaves to cherish his loving memories, his devoted wife of 52 years, Lillie Gill Burris; five children, Deborah Ashbury (Jerry) of York, SC, Robert S. Burris (Betty) and  Stephen Burris (D’Anna) both of Rock Hill, SC, Lara Harris (Demetrius) of Mint Hill, NC, and Walker Burris of Westland, MI; eight   grandchildren, Demetrius Burris (Michelle), William Burris (Lori), Tavares Burris (Ashley) all of York, SC, Ashley Dean (Brian) of Great Falls, SC, Robert L. Burris (Asayer) of Fort Mill, SC, De’Mara Harris of Richmond, VA, Daron Harris of Mint Hill, NC, and Walker A. Burris of Rochester Hills, MI; sixteen great-grands; one aunt, Lilly Taylor of Winston-Salem, NC; three sisters, Maggie Burris, Frances Black (Richard), and Shirley Simpson, and one brother, Hazel Burris all of York, SC; three brothers-in-law, Reverend Dennis McCleave (Belle) of Hickory Grove, SC, James Gill of Rock Hill, SC, and Arthur Gill of Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters-in-law, Nancey Gill, Shirley Gill, and Linda Logan (Tony) all of York, SC; as well as a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Robert was a man of action and few words. He was God-fearing, humble, and well respected.

May the work he has done speak for him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fishing Creek Baptist Church.

 

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Priscilla Rickenbacker
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
Lara and family, I want each of you to know that I am truly sorry for your lost and that if there is anything that I can do to lighten your hearts , please feel free to reach out to me at anytime. I do know how you feel and will be praying for your strength and guidelines as GOD takes you through this new season of your lives. I love you.

Priscilla

Mr. Michael E. Crawford & Mrs. Melissa English-Crawford
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.
My God bless you and yours.

Min. Deborah Cuthbertson
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
Bro. & Sis. Harris,
Bro.Cup and I are sorry for your lost. It is our prayer that GOD
hold you all very close to HIS heart during this much needed time. Continue to lean on HIM during your storm. We pray that HE will strengthen you and grant you peace.

Donald Gooden
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Donald Gooden.

Walker, You and your family are in our prayers. Continue to stand tall in your faith. Donald Gooden & Family


Terrence Barr
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by GM Romulus Powertrain Operations.

Walker, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. GM Romulus Powertrain Operations


REVEREND DR. DAVID SHYTLE
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019
MR. ROBERT BURRIS WAS AN OUTSTANDING "CHRISTIAN MAN". HE WAS AN HONEST MAN. HARD WORKING, GOD FEARING, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER, FRIEND, AND SOLDIER OF THE CROSS! I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING MR. ROBERT SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY, HE WORKED WITH MY DAD AT HUNTLEY'S OF YORK! I WILL MISS HIM GREATLY. I ALSO WORKED WITH MR. ROBERT AT THE ROCKWELL IN YORK FOR 14 YEARS. NEVER LAID OUT, OUTSTANDING WORKMAN AND MAINTENCE MAN. I WILL MISS YOU MY DEAR FRIEND! MY GOD COMFORT ALL OF YOU, HIS LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. LOVE PASTOR DAVID SHYTLE & FAMILY

Marcella Anderson
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019

GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was sent by Marcella .

Dear Walker, Let the memories of your father provide you with comfort and serve as guidance. With love to you and your family. Marcella (Detroit, Michigan)


maria johnson
   Posted Thu December 12, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jason Johnson and the family .

Hi Deb, Bubba, Steve and, Laura. Our sincere condolences to your family on the passing of your dad, Mr Burris was a great man and he'll be greatly missed. Sorry I couldn't make it. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts. Love The Johnson Family, Jason, Maria, Kaydee, Makayla, Machai


Connie Lowry
   Posted Thu December 12, 2019
I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you will find comfort in all the joyful memories shared with Robert, Big Pop. "Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. My family are here for you.

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