Sybil Irene Burns

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sybil Irene Burns, of Hammond, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at North Oaks Medical Center at the age of 77.

Sybil Irene Burns

She was born on Dec. 18, 1941, in Hammond, the daughter of the late Robert Burns and the late Ethel Hyde Burns.

Sybil was a dedicated teacher for over 48 years at East St. John High School in Reserve.

She was also a long-time member of teachers group, Monthly M&E in LaPlace.

Sybil is survived by her nieces, Gaynell Barnett (Ronnie), Robin Messer (Randy), Nancy Daniels (Ray) and Amy Brumfield (Alvon); great nieces and nephews Christine Brose, Sean Barnett (Jill), Earl Barnett (Leslie), Bobby and Elijah Barnett, Brandon Golson (Hanna) and Wesley Golson (Lauren), Megan Gautreaux (Britt), Ryan Messer, Josh Shaffer, Ashley Sanders, Zachary Shaffer, Alvon II, Anderson and Avery Brumfield; great great nieces and nephews, Dakota, Justin and Savannah Brose, Gabbie, Avery and Sophie Barnett, Tristan Barnett, Kaiden and Aubrey Barnett, Brynna and Jace Golson, Logan and Kali, Wyatt Golson, Kristen and Jamie Sharp, Harmony Montgomery and Clay Barrilleaux; special cousin Albert “Butch” Hyde (Jackie); and godson Kevin Powell.

In addition to her parents, Sybil was preceded in death by her sister, Gail Dawson, niece Greta Golson and great nephew Terrance Messer.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd. in Hammond on Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon until the funeral service begins 2 p.m.

Interment will follow at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

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