Joyce Estella Burns, 82 of Springfield, passed away on June 12th, 2022 in the evening.

As a young lady, she desired to be a minister with a calling on her life to be in the ministry. She attended Central Bible Institute to become a minister. On July 18th, 1958, she married the love of her life, Wallace Burns in Springfield, MO. They shared a special love until her last days for 63 years. They had 3 beautiful daughters. JoLeesa, Teresa & Vivian. She loved her family deeply.

She is survived in death by her husband, Wallace Burns, Springfield, MO and daughters, Teresa Carter and husband Mark, Ozark, MO and Vivian Mooney and husband, Mike of Springfield, MO. her brother, Wayne Owen and wife, Nita of Springfield, MO. Her grandchildren, Merle and wife, Becky of Buffalo, MO, Leesa Taylor and husband Kris of Fair Grove, MO. MaKaylla Harris, Pensacola, Florida, Nathan Johnson and his husband, Dereck of Springfield, MO MerLeesa Cavin and her husband, Robert of Wahiawa, Hawaii. Alan Gookin of Springfield, MO. As well as many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

The funeral services will be held, Friday, June 17th, at one o’clock at North Side Assembly of God, located at 2310 North Campbell, Springfield, MO 65803.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 16th from 5 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening at Gorman- Scharpf Funeral Home located at 1947 East Seminole, Springfield, MO 65804.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, June 21st at one o’clock in the afternoon at the Veterans National Cemetery located at 5201 South Southwood Road, Springfield, MO 65804.