Norma Jane Burns

October 23, 1935 - September 23, 2014

Norma Jane Marley Burns was born on October 23, 1935, in Michigantown, Indiana, and entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 23, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Norma was a devoted mother and homemaker who took great joy in caring for her family. She was a remarkable and generous woman who had a natural talent for art and poetry and enjoyed reading her bible, listening to music, and cooking. We will miss the sound of her voice, her laughter, and her love, but she will remain in our hearts forever. Mom, Grandma, you were a precious gift from God. We love you and miss you but look forward to the day when we will be reunited in eternal glory.

She is survived by her children: Kevin Burns and wife JoAnna of Dallas, Texas, Kerry Burns and wife Marie of Howe, Texas, Kimberly Hyatt of Aubrey, Texas, Tonya Vakser and husband Edward of Plano, Texas, Andrea Ratterree and husband James of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Ruth Anna Marley and Lois Schimmel, both of Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, Amzie Marley and Jessie Stewart Marley; brothers Ralph Marley, Herbert Marley, and Harold Marley; sisters Evelyn Marley Murray, Francis Marley Wilson, Margaret Marley Eller, Josephine Marley Mohler, Donna Marley Anderson, and Carolyn Marley Bordner.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation Monday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: In Touch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357 or

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All my life you have always been there for me: as a mother, a teacher, an advisor, a confidant and finally as a friend. You have always been a blessing to me. You will always remain near to me because your influence and wisdom is part of the tapestry of my life. The best of who I am is because of you and I am thankful God made you to be my mother. I will cherish my memories until we meet again in heaven. "Her lamp does not go out at night. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat of the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." ~ Proverbs 31:19, 25-28, 29 Kim Hyatt, October 1, 2014 Mom, how I love you and miss you! I am so grateful that you brought me up sharing your faith and love of God. You never gave up hope, even in the worst of times. Your perseverance was such an inspiration. I will never stop missing you Mom, yet even through my tears I am comforted knowing the tremendous joy you are surrounded by, being in the presence of the Lord, and that one day I will see you again. God, I thank you for giving me a mother who taught me Your ways and led me to You. Psalm 19 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. Tonya Vakser, October 1, 2014 Ardrea our prayers are with you and James and all your Brother's ,Sister's and their families....The picture of your Mother was just beautiful and I am sure she was just as beautiful on the inside....I know you and your brothers and sisters have so many great memories and I know your Mom will be gone for just a while but those precious memories will be here forever in your hearts and you can spend so many hours with your family just enjoying them and it will help you get through these hard days ahead....Just know that we love you and will be thinking of you are not along God is right there with you so lean on your friends and family but most of all lean on your God.... Love from all your family in Waldron.....Bill, Carolyn, Caleb, Stephen,Cheyenne and little Markus.. Carolyn Marie Needham, October 1, 2014 I love you, Mommy. Andrea Ratterree, September 27, 2014 I am so sorry for the loss of your Dear Mother . I will be Praying for you all my Cousins in Texas John marley, September 26, 2014