June 12, 1932 - November 23, 2018
Lutrell “Luke” Burns, age 86, of Peoria passed away peacefully in his sleep November 23, 2018 at 7:07 am at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Luke, as he was affectionately known, was born June 12,1932 in Obion, Tennessee to Lutrell and Eddie May (Casey) Burns, Sr. Luke joined the Army in 1953 at the age of 21 where he honorably served for 2 years. He met his wife Myree LaCour in 1975 and they married December 4, 1977 in Bloomington, IL. Luke worked for Caterpillar Inc. and transitioned through multiple roles, ending in supply chain and logistics, he retired in 1994. Luke was a dedicated and loyal employee of Simons Mortuary for over 25 years. Luke was a faithful member and Deacon at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church where he often lead Devotion, Praise and Worship. He had a passion for fishing, hunting and knew how to celebrate a birthday! Preceded in death are both his parents, his first wife Joanne Pierce Burns and a daughter, Armanda Kay Burns. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Myree Burns of Peoria, IL, his sister, Katherine McGehee of Peoria, IL; his children, Stanley Burns, Tyrone Burns, Robin Burns and LaFina LaCour all of Peoria, IL, Chante (Allen) Martin of Gilbert, AZ, Stacy (Julie) LaCour of Mohamet, IL, Lesia (David) Warren of Baton Rouge, LA, Katrina (Howard) of Jackson, TN, and Louella of TX; 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; a host of other relatives as well as a host of friends who adored Luke. A visitation service will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 305 S. Madison Park Terrace, Peoria, IL 61605. A Celebration of Life in memory of Lutrell Burns will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with an additional viewing held an hour prior to the service from 10-11 am. Host Pastor, Alphonso Lyons, Jr., with Rev. Alvin Riley, Sr., Pastor of Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will directly follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Army Military Honors will be rendered. Many thanks and gratitude to the caregivers and staff of the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Simons Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Simons Mortuary.com.
Lutrell “Luke” Burns, age 86, of Peoria passed away peacefully in his sleep November 23, 2018 at 7:07 am at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Luke, as he was affectionately known, was born June 12,1932 in Obion, Tennessee... View Obituary & Service Information
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