Paula Burns, 74, of Pampa, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2023, in Pampa.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 23, 2023, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, July 24, 2023, at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Lee Cornelison, Paula’s brother, officiating. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.
Paula was born on July 16, 1949, in Pampa, to Alvin Floyd and Naomi Lee Cornelison. She grew up in Pampa and attended schools in Pampa, Skellytown, and White Deer. After high school, Paula enrolled at the Pampa College of Cosmetology, earning her cosmetology license. She worked as a hairdresser in Pampa for about 5 years.
A few years later in life, Paula served as a House Mother at the Genesis House, caring for special needs children. She also pursued a career in home health, a profession that she enjoyed until her retirement in 2015, when she stepped away to take care of her sick parents.
In her spare time, Paula loved to do arts and crafts. She was also a sculptor and did wood working too. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she was an active member of the local league volleyball. Paula was a member of First Baptist Church and a part of the Parlor Sunday School Class.
Paula is preceded in death by her parents; a niece, Stacie; and nephews, Michael and Tyler.
She is survived by her son, Brady Burns and wife Melissa of Guymon, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Grandma Poopsie”, McKinlee Burns and Kaden Burns, both of Guymon, Oklahoma, Kara Kidd of Groom, Christopher Kidd, and Kayla (Kidd), both of Amarillo; brother, Floyd Lee Cornelison and wife Brenda of Pampa; sisters, Peggy Jean Adkins and husband Jimmy of Pampa, and Donna Kay Gordy of Skellytown; and numerous other extended family members.
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