Hamilton Burris

Published 2:07 pm Friday, January 22, 2021

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Hamilton Burris, a lifetime resident of Franklinton, departed life on this earth on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Born March 7, 1938, to Talmage Burris and Madgquin Crawford Burris, he was the third of six children.

Hamilton united with the Bethel Church of Christ and remained a member until his demise.

He was a 1956 graduate of Washington Parish High School. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1967 when he was honorably discharged. He was an electrician and automobile mechanic who spent the majority of career self-employed.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 64 years, Bobbie Wilson Burris. He is also survived by two sisters, Gloria Burris Magee of Franklinton, and Ora Burris Brock of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Truman (Brunette) Burris of Los Angeles; five sisters-in-law, Jenella Harvey Burris, Zolda Wilson Dyson, Hynetia Wilson-Dadzie, JoAnn Hart Wilson, and Otheal Toomer Wilson, all of Franklinton; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmage Burris and Madgquin Crawford Burris; sister, Bobbie Burris Hopkins of Los Angeles; brother, Constance Burris of Franklinton; and six brothers-in-law, Willie D. Magee, Dock Dyson Jr., Theodore Wilson Jr., Abe C. Wilson and Myrtis Wilson, all of Franklinton, and Jimmie Brock of Los Angeles; and one sister-in-law, Nercelia Wilson Butler.

A Drive Through viewing was held Friday, Jan. 22, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons in Franklinton.

Graveside service will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, at noon at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness USA Cemetery with Elder Alvin Partman, pastor, officiating.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at crainandsons.com.