Melba Jean Burris
Services for Melba Jean Burris, 74, of Byng are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Center Free Will Baptist Church. The Revs. Earl Hood and Toby Willoughby will officiate. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery at Byng.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burris passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at her home.
She was born July 2, 1945, at Antlers to John Austin and Oma Vera Frey Hatcher. She attended Antlers schools and graduated from Antlers High School in 1963.
She married Junior Burris on Aug. 8, 1964. He preceded her in death Nov. 21, 2016.
Mrs. Burris was a licensed practical nurse with the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center until her retirement.
Survivors include three daughters, Tonya Ulrich and husband, Bryan, Trinda Zukosky and husband, Anthony, and Shanella Burris; son, Stoney Burris; three sisters, Naomi Blackford, Mary White and Norma Gaston; five brothers, Billy Hatcher, Carl Hatcher, Donald Hatcher, Dewey Hatcher and James Hatcher; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; and two sisters, Doris Stone and Katherine Pfaff.
Bearers will be Shane Dominey, Jackie Hatcher, James Howard Hatcher, James Dale Blackford, Don Hatcher and Wallace Gregston. Honorary bearers will be Stevie Hatcher, Larry Fowler, Wesley Fowler and Scotty Fowler.
Published on September 3, 2019


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Diana Shipman
Sep 04, 2019
Aunt Melba was one of my favorite ladies,so kind hearted and always put everything and everyone before herself,she will be greatly missed!
Darlene McAlister
Sep 04, 2019
She was a very sweet lady. Love to all of the Family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻