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Annie Earle Burris

October 19, 1927 — September 11, 2020

Annie Earle Burris, formerly of Tucker, Georgia, went home to heaven on September 11, 2020 in West Des Moines, Iowa. She is reunited there with her husband Chalmers E. Burris, to whom she was married for 50 years.
Annie Earle was born on October 19, 1927 in in Goldsboro, North Carolina to Minnie Estelle Chappell (Howard) and Ura Taft Howard. After her parents divorced, Ernest Alvin Chappell came into her life. Her relationship with her stepfather was a close one and she lovingly called him “Chuffy.”
Annie Earle and Chalmers were married on December 29, 1953 in Goldsboro. Their marriage was full of projects, trips, and many beloved dogs. They also spent much of their time serving in their church. Her marriage to Chalmers brought her sisters that she never had. Joyce Burris Bagwell and Barbara Burris Weeks loved Annie Earle as a sister and enjoyed her lessons in cooking and sewing. The best family stories often involve Annie Earle trying to contain the antics of her brothers and sisters-in-law and then later her rambunctious nieces and nephews.
In 1957, her daughter, Nancy Howard Burris was born. As a parent, Annie Earle was always supportive and there for every event. As a family they enjoyed many camping trips and spending time with friends. Annie Earle expressed her love for others through cooking. From everyday dinners to holidays, her creativity in the kitchen was unmatched.
Annie Earle and Chalmers were blessed with two granddaughters, Catherine Lowe (Lyons) and Elizabeth Lowe. The four of them had the best of adventures together, from the ocean to Stone Mountain, and Annie Earle ensured that every moment was a special one. She was an audience member for all of their most important performances and was always waiting in the lobby with a big smile and a hug. She passed onto them her strength, quick wit, and patience.
In addition to her beloved parents and husband, Chalmers, she is preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Walter Weeks and Howard Bagwell, and her nephew John Bagwell. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lowe and her grandchildren Catherine Lyons (Dylan) and Elizabeth Lowe; her sisters-in-law: Joyce Burris Bagwell and Barbara Burris Weeks. She is also survived by her nephews: Howie Bagwell (Linda), Mark Weeks (Jodi), Garret Weeks (Tammy) and niece Jenny Nystrom (Howard) as well as many grand-nieces and nephews.
The family will not have a service at this time, but they have certainly appreciated all the wonderful calls, texts, and e-mails from their friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to West Des Moines Christian Church or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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