WACO - Marjorie (Margie) Ann Burris went to be with her Savior on July 31, 2019. A Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Central United Methodist Church and Reverend Bob Rainey officiated the service.
Margie was born on Feb. 10, 1935 in Gainesville, Texas to Clarence and Mary Helms. She graduated from Stephenville High School and then attended cosmetology school. She worked as a beautician for Mr. Raymond’s for many years before opening her own salon in the late 1970s and worked until her retirement.
She was married to Nick DeHaan of Michigan and raised two sons. She later met and married James E. Burris in 1972 and they were married for 47 years until his death in September 2018. They loved to travel, garden and attend church. She was a dedicated member of Central United Methodist Church where she frequently attended bible studies and especially enjoyed the children’s ministry at church. She enjoyed attending games for the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team for many years. She was known for her kind, loyal and determined spirit.
Margie was proceeded in death by her husband, James Burris, and parents, Clarence and Mary Helms.
Survivors include two sons, Jeral DeHaan of Waco and Ronald DeHaan and wife Ruby of Comanche; brother Loyd Helms and wife Kay Elliott Helms of Palo Pinto; three granddaughters, Holly Steinke of Waco, Jennifer Davidson and Ann DeHaan of San Antonio, one grandson, Nicholas DeHaan of Waco; two great-grandsons; niece Kelly Helms Heathington and husband Steven of Highland village, as well as some very special friends who cared about her so dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Central United Methodist Church.