Homegoing Services

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of
Reverend John Henry Burns II. Services are planned as follows:

Date and Time:
Friday, May 31, 2019
Public Visitation – All day
Masonic Services – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Andrews Funeral Home
12809 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48238

Date and Time:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Family Hour begins at 10 a.m.
Funeral Service begins at 11 a.m.

First AME Church of Farmington Hills
(In the sanctuary of Nardin Park United Methodist Church)
29887 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

The funeral service for Reverend John Burns II will be in the tradition of a New Orleans funeral with the Gabriel Brass Band (NOLA Jazz) leading the processional and recessional following the service.

Please consider writing your thoughts and memories of John, for his wife Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns.  How did you know Rev. Burns and how did he touch your life?  We would like to add your comments to memory book for Pat and the family to hold onto.  It will give them comfort in the days ahead.

Finally, in lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made to First AME Church of Farmington Hills, for continuing the work to which Rev. Burns had committed his life – that of building the “Beloved Community.”  As a co-founder of the Truth and Reconciliation Dialogue Series, John helped organize important community gatherings focused on understanding the effects of racism and how we might move toward social justice.  Your support will facilitate and continue to expand this initiative in our community.

Checks may be made payable to First AME with a notation “for BCI”  (Beloved Community Initiative). Mail donations to First AME Church of Farmington Hills, 29887 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Andrews Funeral Home. 12809 Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238, Tel: 1-313-868-4065

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Send thoughts, memories and condolences to Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns and family.