Peggy Louise Kirl

Jewell Frances Richardson Burnham, 86, of Shreveport, went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born January 16, 1932 in Allis, MS to the late James Hall and Emma Mae Richardson. She graduated from Jena High School in 1950 and attended LA College. She was married to Hugh Burnham for 39 years. She was manager of Dixie Store in Jena for three years and later employed by Bodcaw Co. for 20 years; reorganized the Pink Ladies at LaSalle General Hospital. She taught Sunday school and was organist for Bellevue Baptist Church in Jena. After moving to Shreveport, she served two years as President of Cross Lake Homemakers Club, did volunteer work at LSU Medical Center, and for three years, made burial gowns for the Neo-Natal Unit. Even though Fran never had children, she had a special gift to work with them. Fran never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone wherever she traveled, and her life was loving deeds and selfless acts for others. She enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, sewing, cooking, and entertaining. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena. Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Burnham. She is survived by brother-in-law, Glenn Owers of Many; four nieces; three nephews; four stepchildren, Nancy Burnham of Lake Charles, Bruce Burnham and wife Jeanie of Shreveport, Keith Burnham of Austin, TX, and Penny Mayo and husband Keith of Jena; three granddaughters whom she dearly loved, Tessa Granger and husband Todd, Lauren Poole and husband Dustin, and Miranda Lauter; three step grandsons, Nick Nelson of Pineville, Drew Mayo of Jena, and Keith Lauter of Omaha, TX; and three great-grandchildren, Seth and Bella Granger and Dexter Poole. The family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Emmanuel Baptist Church, or to the charity of donor’s choice

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