Fama Ray Burleson, loving wife and mother, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
She was born June 12, 1929 in Rice to Beaulah and Walter E. Harris Sr. On August 20, 1948, she married Bonham Burleson, the love of her life, and was married for 63 years. They made Longview their home after retirement.
Fama was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Jo Gullatt, Mildred H. Burk and Ruby H. Oakley; and children, Patricia Ann Burleson and Larry Gene Burleson.
Survivors include her husband, Bonham Burleson; one brother, Sonny Eugene Harris Jr. of Covington, GA.; four children and their spouses, David and Beverly Burleson of Longview, Tommy Burleson of Dallas, Brenda Burleson of Texarkana and Gail and Roger McKay of Sherman; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She was greatly loved and will be forever missed.
Memorial service will be 1:00pm Monday, March 12, 2012 at Newlife Baptist Church in Longview. Graveside service will be 2:00pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Beacon Hill Hospice Foundation P.O. Box 5908 Longview, Texas 75608.