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Marilyn Burns Williams

October 25, 1927 — May 21, 2023



Marilyn Joyce Burns Williams (96) died on Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Pinehurst, NC.  She was the daughter of Ollie McGregor Jackson and Robert Lee Burns, the mother of Robert Rosser and Mary Holley, and the widow of Jimmy Williams.


She was born, lived her early life and later years, in Sanford, NC.  She was first married at 20 and lived in Florida for several years, where she was an elementary school teacher and homemaker. Marilyn had a passion for family, friends, and BINGO!  She dearly loved her God, children, brothers, and sisters. She will be deeply missed by those she left behind.


Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, sister, Clarice Wicker, brothers Clyde, “Johnnie Mac”, and “Bobby Jay” Burns, and her dear Aunt Tressie.


She is survived by her children, grandchildren Ashley, Hailey, and Austin Rosser, Alex Hunter, and Alisha Holley; her cherished sisters, Treva Chappell and Evelyn King; her special nieces, Carol Chappell and Susan Castleberry; and special love-bound daughter, Nita Sheridan.


Marilyn will be interned at Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, NC.

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