Obituary of James Wallace Burson, Sr.
Funeral services for James Wallace Burson, Sr., age 84, of Rock Mills, will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Rev. Milfred McClain and Bro. Keith Benefield officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty East Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 22nd.
Mr. Burson passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his home.
Survivors include two daughters, Joanna Elaine Burson and Julie Watts, both of Roanoke; two sons, James Wallace Burson, Jr., of Rock Mills and John Grady Burson of Roanoke; one brother, Roy Glenn Burson of Reno, Nevada; seven grandchildren, John Wallace Burson, Jacy Burson, Lacy Burson, Joshua Burson, Andrew Mendez, J. D. Akins, and Kristen Watts; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Burson, Nathan Sikes, Kenny Bowen, Paul Sheppard, Mitch Brown, and Earl Cofield. Ronnie Sanders will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
A Woodland native, Mr. Burson was born February 9, 1937, the son of Henry Woodford Grady Burson and Frances Lucille Sheppard Burson. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Fredonia Community Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alma Jewell Godfrey; one brother, Grady Burson; and a grandson, Marcum Mendez.