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Ernest Burns

January 31, 1942 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 80)


Ernest "Duke" Burns, 80, a native and resident of Houma (Mechanicville), LA passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022. 

Visitation and funeral services will be observed from 9:00 AM until funeral time at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Jones Funeral Home 230 S. Hollywood Rd., Houma, LA 70360. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Memories of Ernest will forever remain in the hearts of his brothers, Shelby Johnson, Jr., Michael Johnson (Janell), Ronald Johnson. Sisters, Barbara McKinley, Mary Watson, Susie Rollins, Joyce Burns, Delores Burns and Sandra Ruffin (Elvin). A host of nieces, nephews and great true friend, David Rockward and family. 

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby "Church Bee" Johnson and Rosa Burns. Maternal grandparents, Benjamin (Hellen) Burns. Paternal grandparents, Shelby Johnson, Sr., and Octavia Carvin. Nieces, Tammy Stewart, Natasha McKinley, LaTasha McKinley, Merell Stewart and nephew, Michael Lewis. 


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Funeral Service
May 7, 2022

9:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home - Hollywood Road Houma
230 S. Hollywood road
Houma, LA 70364

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