Baby Child 17

Michael Hollis Burks, III

September 12, 2018 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 1)

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Michael Hollis Burks, III (19 months) was born September 12, 2018 and was escorted to Heaven by a host of angels on May 5, 2020. Hollis attended Faith Temple Church, where he loved being in Sunday School class with his twin sister, KaMarie. Hollis was diagnosed with MPS1 Hurler Syndrome, a rare genetic disease. He spent many months undergoing treatment at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was loved and cared for by his devoted medical team. Hollis was a ray of sunshine even on his darkest days. He always had a beautiful smile for everyone he met. He leaves behind the legacy of the sweetest, purest love. Hollis loved watching his two favorite movies on repeat (Boss Baby and Sing), playing with all his favorite toys, cuddling with his Woof Woof and Sammy the Sloth and making sure his Mamaw Shiela was always giving him her undivided attention. Hollis is survived by family who loved and cherished him, including his father, Michael Burks, II of Rienzi; his mother, Sheena Greenlee of Rienzi; his twin sister, KaMarie Brooke Burks of Rienzi; his sister, Anna Greenlee of Rienzi; his grandmother, Shiela Duncan of Rienzi; his grandfather, Michael Burks of Florence, AL; his grandparents, Chuck and Sandra Bonham of Blackland; his great-grandparents, Gerald Duncan of Adamsville, TN and Brenda Johns of Rienzi and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Drive through visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2020 from 5-8 pm at Jacinto Faith Temple Church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12 pm at the church cemetery. All COVID 19 guidelines will be followed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hollis Strong Foundation at Farmers and Merchants Bank, PayPal: or VENMO @Hollis-Burks. The Hollis Strong Foundation has been established to honor the memory of our precious angel.

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May 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jacinto Faith Temple Church

Graveside Service
May 16, 2020

12:00 PM
Jacinto Faith Temple Church

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