CAMILLA -- Robert L. "Big" Burns was born September 12, 1944 to the late Reverend W.B. Burns and Sallie Mae Morgan Burns. Robert departed this life on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Archbold Medical Center after a short illness.

The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 7470 River Road, Camilla.

Reverend E. L. Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Oakview Cemetery.

Robert leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of forty-five years, Leah Burns of Camilla, Georgia; four sisters, Bonnie Wimberly, Oliver Mitchell of Camilla, Georgia, Cassandra (Michael) Arnold of Atlanta, Georgia, Nedra (Orndrell) White of Newton, Georgia; three brothers, Cordell (Evonne of Alabama) Burns of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anthony (Cassandra) Baines of Orlando, Florida, and Sherman (Toya) Owens of Tallahassee, Florida; a father-in-law, David Green of Camilla, Georgia; one sister-in-law; five brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Please convey your thoughts of remembrance of Robert L. "Big" Burns at

Robert Jester Mortuary

Camilla 229/336-8453