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MATTIE LOUISE ROBINSON BURNS

MATTIE LOUISE ROBINSON BURNS

Mattie Louise Robinson Burns, 86, of Linden passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024. A funeral service was held Friday, February 2, 2024, 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home. Burial was at Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery. She was born in Orlando, Kentucky to the late George Dewey Robison and Laura Myrtle “Sissie” Leger. In her early years, she grew up on a tobacco farm. At the age of eighteen, she moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she met the love of her life, T. Sergeant Joseph Burns, USAF. Mattie was a proud military wife who enjoyed the adventure of raising their family in Massachusetts, Tennessee, South Carolina, the Azores, the Philippines, Kansas City, and later settling in Perry County. Besides being a homemaker, Mattie also worked at Red Kap, Linden Products, Lobelville Elementary as a teacher’s aide, and volunteered serving her community. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Casey Burns; son-in-law, Garry Qualls; brothers, Cecil, Ernest, William, Estil, Clebert, and Paul; sisters, Ruby, Cleo, Esther, and Evelyn. Mattie’s faith in Christ was an important part of her life. She was an active member at First Christian Church, where she sang in the church choir, duets, and in cantatas. Besides music, Mattie was creative by writing poems, quilting, and crocheting. She also enjoyed traveling, bowling, finding good deals at local yard sales and auctions. As a devoted Mom and fun-loving MaMaw, she took joy at bringing her family together, cooking delicious meals, and documenting their life through video and pictures. Mattie Robison Burns leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Wanda Litle of Linden, Barbara Hinson (Timmie) of Hohenwald, Joe Burns (Linda) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Debbie Qualls of Linden, David Burns (Anissa) of Dickson, grandchildren Allen Litle (Anje), Troy Litle (Nicky), Chris Litle (Krystal), Mandy Pennington (Chuck), TJ Hinson (Kayla), Justin Burns, Ethan Burns, Aaron Burns, Sabrina Dunkle (Caleb), Dakota Qualls (Taylor), Jordan Burns (Rachel), Carson Burns, Hannah Henningsen (August), and great grandchildren Alex and Ande Litle, Brexton Litle, Ashley Averett (Lucas) and Addison Hinson (Bryson), Lyla and Jax Hinson, Mylie and Bronx Dunkle, Maxx Qualls, Parker Kate Burns, Avery Burns, Carolyn Henningsen, and baby boy Henningsen.

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