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Earnestine Burnes

earnestine  burnes

July 6, 1942 ~ April 1, 2023

Born in: Pelham , Alabama
Resided in: San Antonio , Texas

Earnestine Burnes (Granny), 80 years old, of Converse, Tx., sadly left us on April 1 st, 2023. Earnestine was born in Pelham, Alabama on July 6, 1942, to the late Francis and Willie Adams. Earnestine was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Willie Adams and 4 of her siblings Samuel Adams “Joe”, Eugene Adams “Hickey”, Willie Adams Jr. “Spud”, and Dorothy Morris “Duke”. Earnestine devoted her life to Christ at an early age; she joined Keystone Baptist church in Alabaster, Alabama. She later moved to Texas where she joined Progressive Baptist church and sang in the choir for many years. She later joined New Dimension Ministry where she furthered her commitment to Christ and was a devoted member. Earnestine grew up in Pelham, Alabama and graduated from Prentice High School in Montevallo, Alabama.

While attending Prentice High School Earnestine met Elvin Burnes who she fell in love with and later married; and to this union Cheryl Dean Burnes was born. Earnestine loved to cook and became a cook by profession for many years. She won several awards and vacations for her outstanding culinary dishes. She had variety of dishes people often requested but her succulent peach cobbler was her most requested dish. Earnestine loved children which lead her to the teaching profession of taking care of kindergartens/ head start children. Earnestine had a big heart and loved all children as if they were her own. She opened her home to all the neighborhood children as well as her grand and great grandchildren. Granny as she was known to all that she cared for and raised. Earnestine also had a passion for gardening and maintaining her yard. She really enjoyed growing Ivy plants and had a green thumb.

Earnestine will be dearly missed by her daughter Cheryl Ingram (Torace) her grandchildren Elvin Burnes, Ernest Crockett, Doryce Ingram, Cherron Ingram, Gabrielle Ingram, Ariel Ingram, Xavier Ingram, and great grandchildren Sa’Nyah Crockett, Amaris Burnes and a bonus grandchild Dejah Ellis and God Son Jeremy McGrone and siblings Askew Adams (Roberta), James Adams (Junie), Richard Adams (Naomi), Geraldine Manigault and a host of niece nephews and friends.


Visitation: April 15, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: April 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: April 15, 2023 12:00 pm

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. Cousin Stone
    Thanks for receiving my family & I while I attended Tech School at Brooks AFB! You and Cheryl showed much Love and the Joy You both gave US cannot be Expressed or Measured! We Love you and I would have Enjoyed seeing you again before life took it’s Course! Your Smile and Beautiful ways will be surely Missed! Enjoy HEAVEN with GOD OUR FATHER & FAMILY!❤️🌹🙏

  2. GOD will be by your side through it ALL. He will never forsake or leave you. Our prayers are with you. Love Leroy & Jackie🥰🥰🥰

  3. Cheryl you were the “Wind beneath her Wings”. Through the storm, you were at her bedside. You are the best. My heart felt condolences to you & your entire family…🙏🏽Love

  4. CandleImageHey granny I love and misses u sooo much your whole family does to even friends by:ama🩵🪐💝

  5. CandleImageNot a day goes by without thinking about you. I love you and miss you so much Granny. I will forever be grateful that God placed you in my life. May you have unlimited word searches and snickers. <3
    – Sa’Nyah

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