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Norma Tucker Burns

February 19, 1936 — July 8, 2023

Lawrenceburg

Norma Tucker Burns, entered happily into the ever after, with our Lord on Saturday morning, July 8, 2023.

The mother of Terri, Phillip, and Lisa passed away while surrounded by her daughters after a very long battle with vascular dementia. Unless you knew our mother you cannot understand the sadness this really is. She was the person to never forget a name or date. She was 87 years old.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Paul Burns. Her son Phillip and two infant sons; Anthony and David.

She was the last surviving child of Lonnie and Naomi, and the final survivor of siblings and their spouses; Helen (John) Vacha, Lois (Brownie) Holloway, Jimmy (Virginia) Tucker, Josephine (Norman) Psota, Mac (Dorothy) Tucker, Mary (John) Blue, Ernest (Verlie) Tucker, Catherine Tucker, Danise (Bobby) Fisher; and brother-in-law: James D. Burns.

Norma graduated from Summertown High School. She was employed with Wagster Drugs in Columbia, then later worked at Bellsouth in Nashville. She then moved back to Lawrence County and took employment with Willis Studio in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of the Historical Society and a founding member of the Summertown High School Alumni Association.

She then married and built a family with Paul. She was a born-again Christian and a long-time member of Summertown Baptist Church. She was a devoted member of Eastern Star of Ethridge TN. She volunteered in her church, often sang solos in earlier years and played piano, if they couldn’t find anyone else. She was an avid gardener and cook, whether by choice or not. She was a great cook, often hosting a fish fry or family reunions.

She is survived by her daughters: Terri (Donny) Story, Lisa Hammond (Jim) a daughter-in-law: Brenda Burns; grandchildren: Aaron (Keely) Story, Kacy Story, Brittany Burns, Marshall Burns, Grace Hammond, and Gretta Hammond; 8 great-grandchildren; Borhter-in-law: James Dwight (Mary Ann) Burns, many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a funeral service commencing at 1:00 PM at Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Ms. Norma will be laid to rest at John Lay Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jim Hammond, Donny Story, Aaron Story, Jackson Story, Marshall Burns, and Kayden Wray.

The care of Ms. Norma Tucker Burns and her family has been entrusted to the staff of Williams Funeral Home. To share words of comfort and condolences, please visit www.williamsfh.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory - Mt Pleasant

819 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, TN 38474

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

1:00 - 2:15 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory - Mt Pleasant

819 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, TN 38474

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Burial

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

John Lay Cemetery

, Ethridge, TN 38456

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