Bonnie Burris
(1949 - 2017)

Bonnie Burris

October 26, 1949

July 7, 2017

In memory of Bonnie Burris who was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She had an unshakable walk with Christ that filled her life, and was shared with everyone she met. Bonnie had a burning desire to help others, something she gave to the world until her last day. The past few years she spent in Florida which gave her a break from the cold and allowed her family to finally take care of her. The time spent and bonds created during this time were woven with the peace and grace of God.
Bonnie was loved by everyone who knew her, and changed the lives of those she came in contact with. She was ready to go home, her longing to be reunited with her family and the Lord she served was proudly anticipated. Bonnie had suffered physically most of her life, and certainly withstood more than most could bare emotionally. This never changed her character. She only grew in her dependence on God, the dignity with which she lived her life, and the peace she exuded while facing her final days. It is an honor to know someone as Bonnie. She taught the world how to love, and that although it rains on the just, God is still good.

Services for Bonnie Burris will be held on Friday July 14, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. 
Barry Lynnhurst Funeral Home 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville TN, 37918
~ Visitation at 11am ~ Service held at 1pm ~ Burial immediately following ~
New Gray Cemetery 2724 Western Ave, Knoxville TN 37921

The family is asking for donations in lieu of flowers to help with funeral expenses.
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Thank you everyone for your love and support.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions:
Kandy Burris

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My heartfelt sympathy is extended to your family during this time of great loss. May you find comfort in knowing that our loving God "is close to the brokenhearted" and "saves those who are crushed in spirit." Draw close to Him, and He will help you heal. (Psalm 34:18)
someone who cares
October 10th, 2017
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Losing a family member is always hard - no matter if it's sudden or long expected. John 5: 28, 29 offers us comfort in these hard times by promising a resurrection of those whom we have lost when it says "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life..." Just imagine! BEing able to see Mrs. Burris again - young and healthy! This is what our loving heavenly father promises for us all. I hope that these words and Bible verses can help you and your family in these difficult times.
Casey Cherry ( )
September 28th, 2017
Will always remember you and please tell mamaw I love and miss her to the moon and back...
Chris Collier (Family)
July 15th, 2017
Oh Bonnie, how I already miss you. I must have thought a hundred times this week "i gotta call and talk to Bonnie about this". You were, and remain, my hero. The grace with which you walked through your life astounds me, comforts me, humbles me. You showed me how to live life with faith no matter how hard it was. Our hearts were knit together. I trusted you. You always told me the truth and delivered it with such kindness. Your heart was so big anyone could find love there. So nonjudgemental. So pure. You pursued your life's love, our Lord, for a lifetime. I love you so much. I am so very happy for you to finally go be with Him and leave your broken body behind. But I'll miss you. Every day. I'll see you there.
Elizabeth Denny (Sister)
July 13th, 2017
When I was hurting you gave me precious songs to sing through my pain and those songs brought me much comfort over the years. I know you are happy joyous and free and that makes my heart smile to know your at peace. Love you Ms.Bonnie give hugs to Sharon and Cheryl for me. ♡♡♡ See you again
Samantha Baird (friend/ neighbor)
July 12th, 2017
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