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Joy Diane Burns
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Obituary for Joy Diane Burns

Joy Diane Burns, a loved mother, sister and daughter, passed from this life on October 15, 2017, at the young age of 65. Everyone she met was an immediate friend. She lived her life! Her body battled with Juvenile Diabetes since age 11. Multiple Sclerosis since age 39, and Celiac Sprue at age 50. Through it all, she leaned on God and her Savior Jesus. She remained hopeful. She did not dwell in sorrow or pity. She somehow almost always had a smile or laugh and cared more about you than what she was going through. Joy is predeceased by her Father, John Varga of OH. Survivors include her mother Ruth Virginia Ables, her daughters and their husbands, Virginia (Ginny) Louise Burns and Bobby Hornyak of Augusta, GA and Tammy Burns and Robert Bowes of Roswell, GA and brothers Roy Varga of OH, DaleVarga of PA; sister Bonnie Jackson of OH; and two nieces and three nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, as well as her grandcat Cairo and granddog Scoobie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made in memory to Joy Diane Burns at: Gideon’s International or MS Society– Go to gideons.org and click on “GIVE NOW”, (Check the box for "Dedicate your donation in memory or honor"; mail cards to 1600 Cedar Knoll Circle, Roswell, GA 30076") or mail donation to P.O. Box 1780, Smyrna, GA 30081. ) For the MS Society go to nationalmssociety.org & click Donate. Cards may be sent to: Robert Bowes or Tammy Burns, 1600 Cedar Knoll Circle, Roswel, GA 30076. To sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family, friends and relatives may visit online: www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.com. To watch the video of the funeal services, go to this webside: https://www.atl.org/~ed/Joy Burns/. In her memory, spread Joy around you. Be kind to others. Listen. Laugh at silly things, even yourself. Go to church. Read your bible. Do word search and picture puzzles. Call your parents, brothers, sisters, children and friends just to see how they are. Always tell you loved ones “I love you” before you hang up or part for the day. Don’t hold on to grudges or anger. Focus on loving others, not complaining. When things get worse, set new goals. Be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how small. Care for the burdens of others and help when you can.


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Visitation

Friday

20

Oct

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Service

Friday

20

Oct

6:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080


Memorial Contribution

Gideon's International

P.O. Box 140800
Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800
MS Society at nationalmssociety.org & click Donate.
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