Eddie L. Burns, age 59, of Roswell, succumbed to Glioblastoma at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque on July 12, 2017. Visitation 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, July 16, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Rd, Roswell. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Rick Hale will be officiating.
Eddie was born May 4, 1958 in Roswell, New Mexico to John F. Burns and Jewel Small Burns. Eddie was a man of God and spent his life serving his church, Grace Community Church, leading the Singles Ministry, ministering to prisoners, and bringing people to Christ. Eddie worked in the supermarket industry for over 40 years and retired in August 2016. He also served as Vice President for the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union. Eddie loved spending his spare time watching the Dallas Cowboys and sporting anything navy and silver. He was an extra in several movies over his lifetime to include Dress Grey, Silent Tongue, Coyote County Loser all filmed in Roswell. He participated in the Senior Olympics for 7 years and was awarded numerous gold metals. Eddie was also a dare devil. He enjoyed living on the edge by Sky jumping from the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas and Rock Climbing. He always found time for skiing and enjoyed snorkeling as well. Eddie truly enjoyed living life and was always available to help a friend when needed.
He was preceded in death by his parents John F. Burns and Jewel Small.
Eddie is survived by his two daughters, Lashae Burns, of Roswell, and Jessica Hooser and her husband, Ryan of Cypress, TX; six grandchildren, Nathanael Vaughn, Jonah Vaughn, Simone Hooser, Addison Hooser, Noah Hooser and Austin Hooser; his two sisters, Debbie Staeden and Brenda Prichard, both of Roswell.
I went to Roswell High with Eddie. I remember he always had a kind word to say to every one and his smile brightened my day.
My sincere thoughts and prayers to you at your loss. Heaven has gained a very special angel.
C. RiggsLas Vegas, NV
You will be missed brother. Rest in peace.
Sisneros familyRoswell, NM
We were deeply saddened by Eddie's passing. We both hold fond memories with Eddie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. God Bless
Rick & Peggy HurlessDolores, CO
Jessica and lashe, I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up across the street from you guys was always an adventure especially when your dad was setting up something fun for us to play with. The trampoline, pool and play house were definitely memorable. His love for you girls always came through in everything he did. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.