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Ryan Burris, 30, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:15 P.M. July 21, 2017 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born November 24, 1986 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Jeffery A. & Deloris (Strader) Burris. He married Amanda Zemeskas and she preceded him in death on August 6, 2015.
Ryan Burris is survived by his mother, Deloris Burris of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son, Nolan Burris; daughter, Alivia Burris both of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 2 brothers, James Burris and fiancé Chelsea of Dix, Illinois and Christopher Burris of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sister, Michelle Burris of Mount Vernon, Illinois; significant other, Christina Parr of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brother-in-law, Jason Zemeskas of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandparents, K. Michael Brown and wife, Glenda of Mount Vernon, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Emma, Lukas, Braeden, Camden, and Gracelyn; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Ryan Burris was preceded in death by his father; wife; and grandparents, Garlin and Dorothy Burris.
Ryan worked as a mechanic at Pilot Flying J. He dearly loved his children. He was also an avid outdoors-man who loved fishing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He had many close friends. He was always happy to help anyone who asked.
A visitation was held on Tuesday evening at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at South Side Baptist Church with Reverend Gary Davenport officiating and interment followed at Middle Creek Cemetery in Hamilton County, Illinois.
Memorials: to the benefit of his children. Please make checks payable to Deloris Burris.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Published on July 25, 2017
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