Mrs. Viola Dawkins Burris

viola-dawkinsMrs. Viola Dawkins Burris, 92, entered eternal rest Thursday, Nov. 3, in Brookview Healthcare Center.

Widow of Richard Burris, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Pritchard and Mariah Hoey Dawkins.

She was a member and deaconess of Bethel Baptist Church. Mrs. Burris was a retired employee of Cherokee County School District Food Services.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Elam of Wilmington, Del. and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, 1 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Sanders, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

She will be in state in the church Friday at 12 noon.

The family is at the home of Willie and Mae Frances Sarratt, 564 Northgate Road.

The Gilmore Mortuary