In Loving Memory
Mary Carolyn Burden
6/23/1934 - 5/25/2008
Services for Mary Carolyn Burden, 73, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 2:00
PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point, with
Rev. Don Myers and Rev. Don Tisdale officiating. Burial will follow at White
Rose Cemetery. Services are under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral home
in Wills Point.
Mary passed away May 25, 2008, in Dallas, TX.
Mary Carolyn Flanagan was born June 23, 1934, in Wills Point, TX, to the late
Finis Clifford and Vivian Lorine Gray Flanagan. She was raised in Wills Point,
where she graduated from High School in 1951. She then attended ETSU, what is
now Texas A&M University in Commerce, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree and a Master degree in education. She met Jim Burden and they married
August 8, 1953, in Wills Point. Mary taught 2nd grade at the Wills Point Independent
School District for twenty-seven years and retired in 1994. She was a faithful
member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught the three year old class
for many years and was a member of the Adult 4 Sunday School Class.
Mary is survived by her husband, Jim Burden of Wills Point; son James David
Burden and wife, Debbie of Tyler, TX; daughter, Amy Deann Henson and husband,
Philip of Advance, N.C.; sister, Sarah Beth Bond and husband, Gene of Wills
Point; brother Finis Flanagan and wife, Jacqueline of Forney; grandchildren,
Drew and Emily Henson, and James Mathew Burden; and many other relatives and
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wills Point Intermediate School
Library at 307 Wingo Way, Wills Point, Texas 75169 to the attention of Principal
Family visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.
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