Sadie Louise Burris

February 19, 1929 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 90)


SADIE LOUISE BURRIS, affectionately known as “Louise” by family and friends, was born on February 19, 1929 in Marshall, Texas. She was the youngest of seven children born to the late Henry and Lena King. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings.

She attended the Harrison County public schools in Marshall, where she graduated with the “Class of 1946”. She continued her education at Wiley College, Marshall, Texas.

Louise met and fell in love with Ross Coolidge Burris of the United States Navy. On November 24, 1949, they were united in Holy Matrimony. Their union was blessed with three children: daughters, Michele and Rosalyn and son, Ross. Michelle preceded her in death.

In 1957, the Burris family relocated to San Diego, California, compliments of the United States Navy. In 1962, the family united with Bethel Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Dr. C. H. Hampton and continued under Dr. John W. Ringgold. Louise was a faithful member of the Deborah Circle. 

In 1970, Louise began employment with the San Diego Unified School District, at the San Diego High School book store.

Spending time with her husband and family was her greatest joy. She was affectionately called “Nana” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On August 27, 2007, after fifty-seven years of marriage, Louise’s beloved husband, Ross, was called home to be with the Lord.

The unity of the family was always Louise’s first and foremost concern. She was extremely generous and was always there whenever her family needed her. Louise loved the Lord with all of her heart and she knew He loved her too. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Sadie Louise Burris was summoned home to be with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Rosalyn Burris of San Diego, CA; son, Ross Michael Burris (E. Diane) of Sun City, CA; five grandchildren: Mourence Burris, Mia Gaspard, Marqus Burris, Asti Burris and Martelle Burris; eight great-grandchildren: Maihlon Gaspard, Asti Damian Burris, Julius Burris, Catalina Burris, Jayden Burris, Essan Burris, Malakai Burris and Maleko Burris, other relatives and many friends to celebrate a life well-lived.


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October 17, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Graveside Service
October 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery & Mausoleum
4300 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

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