Obituary: Elizabeth T. Burns


Graveside service for Elizabeth T. Burns, age 90, of Cullman, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Cullman City Cemetery.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Burns passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at East Glen Nursing Home. She was born March 31, 1931, in Falkville, AL., to Homer and Sudia Green.

She was a founding member of the Margaret Jean Jones Center, as well as a volunteer at both Cullman Hospitals as a pink lady. She was an active member of St. Andrews Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children: William Ottis Thompson; her second spouse: John Durwood Burns; parents and daughter: Wynona Kay “Winnie” Thompson.

Survivors include her son: William (Sandra) Boyd Thompson; daughter: Nina (Philip) Thompson Smith; grandchildren: Kim Askey, William Thompson Jr. and Rachel Russo and six great-grandchildren.