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Susan Landers Burns

January 14, 2023
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Susan Landers Burns, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at home with her family in Birmingham, AL.

Born June 4, 1950, in Gainesville Ga., she was the daughter of the late Carl Ernest and Gertrude Grogan Landers and the wife of William Edward Burns.

She graduated as valedictorian from Summerville High School in Summerville, S.C., where she was recognized statewide as a Star Student. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. She served as a teacher at Summerville High School and as an instructor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., where she earned her masters degree in Reading Diagnostics.

After moving to Birmingham, Ala. in 1989, she was a devoted spouse and mother and an active volunteer at Highlands Day School, Oak Mountain Middle School, and Oak Mountain High School. As a breast cancer survivor, she served with the UAB Medicine Angel Squad to support other patients and survivors.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kerry Eugene Landers.

Survivors include her husband, William Edward Burns of Birmingham, AL; son Michael Edward Burns and his wife Sarah Bryant Burns of Arlington, Va.; brother, Sidney Alan Landers of Spartanburg, S.C.; five nieces; and four nephews.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. and funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 at Little & Davenport Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, Ga. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation
Monday
January 23, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Funeral Service
Monday
January 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

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