Mrs. Lela Faye (Smith) Burns

August 24, 1952 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 69)


Mrs. Lela Faye Smith Burns, age 69, of Statesboro, GA. passed peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Lela leaves to cherish her husband Woodrow Burns, her two children Felecia (Sherman) Burns-Fleming of Midway, GA and Ronald Woodrow Burns of Statesboro, GA; her loving grandchildren, Zialand Jaquez Burns of El Paso, TX, and Brianna Christine Burns of Statesboro, GA. She leaves to cherish fond and precious memories with her loving siblings Roy Smith (Judy), Geneva Smith both of Asberry Park NJ, Lamar (Mildred) Smith of Portal, GA. Clinton Smith, Earl (Latrease) Smith, Randolph (Judy) Smith, Annette Dekle, and Darlene Johnson all of Statesboro, GA.; sister in law, Mae (Benjamin) Alston of Statesboro, GA; brother in law, James (Shirley) Burns of Warner Robbins, GA. She preceded her brother Otha Lenton Smith. She also leaves behind her Godchildren, Corey Hills, Andre Hills, and James Jenkins, as well as her bonus daughter Janice Mikell and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends who will all miss her.

A walk-through viewing will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 3:00PM - 7:00PM in the Statesboro Chapel of Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, GA. 30458.

Celebration of life graveside service will be held on January 10, 2022 at 11:00AM at Bulloch Memorial Gardens, 22002 U.S. Highway 80, Statesboro, GA. 30459. Craig R. Tremble will be Eulogist.

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Final arrangements have been entrusted to Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, Ga. 30458

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Walk-Through Viewing
January 9, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458
238 W. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Celebration Of Life, Graveside Service
January 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Bulloch Memorial Gardens
22002 US Hwy 80
Statesboro, GA 30459

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