Mildred M. Burris, 81, of Central Avenue, died at 10:20 a.m. September 14, 2016, at Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation.
Mildred was born July 14, 1935, in Edmonton, Kentucky, the daughter of Roy and Mamie Coomer Fields. She married Woodruff “Woody” Burris November 29, 1952.
Mildred enjoyed singing gospel music with her husband at area churches and nursing homes. She loved sewing, quilting and crocheting. She loved helping others, especially her family.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Hancock and Dr. William Bailey officiating. Calling hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery, Hope, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkside Baptist Church through the funeral home.
Survivors include her sons, Ricky (Sheila) Burris and Randy (Gina) Burris, both of Columbus; daughters, Judy Enochs of Columbus and Kathy (Gene) Kelsay of Elizabethtown; sisters, Ernestine (Jim) Bryant of Columbus, Helen Louise (Paul) Riley of Austin, Indiana, and Tilda Froedge of Edmonton, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Woody, on Feb. 9, 2012; brother, Thomas “Junior” Fields; sisters, Mary Lou Riley and Alice Coomer; and two great-grandchildren.
You are invited to view her video tribute after 1 p.m. Sunday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.