Sarah J. “Jackie” Rodgers Higgins Burns – Sunrise – October 16, 1924, Sunset – May 1, 2018.
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Nurse, Teacher, Friend, Angel.
The family invites you to attend a service of memories and music at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2018, with visitation at 1:00 PM, 1hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery.
Mrs. Burns was born in Rock Hill, SC on October 16, 1924, the daughter of the late Seth E. and Rosa Texanna “Texie” Collins Rodgers. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing where she met and married Dr. C. F. Higgins (Buddy). In 1964, Mrs. Burns started the Licensed Practical Nursing program at what was then the Kershaw County Vocational Center where she taught until her retirement. After the death of Dr. Higgins in 1978, she married William B. Burns in June,1984.
“Miss Jackie” was predeceased by her husband, William B. Burns and two brothers, William “Billy” Rodgers and Fenton E. Rodgers. Left to cherish memories of her are her brother, Robert (Rowena) Rodgers of Fort Lawn, SC; her two daughters, Rosalyn (Larry) Knapp of Murrels Inlet, SC, Pam (Bill) Corbett of Liberty Hill, SC; her two grandsons, Seth (Dana Smith) Funderburk of Murrells Inlet, SC, Rhett (Elisabeth) Funderburk of Murrels Inlet, SC; great granddaughters, Cecelia, Sophia & Olivia Funderburk of Murrels Inlet, SC; her step-sons, Bill & Bob Burns of Lugoff, SC, Brian (Frances) Burns of Columbia, SC; her step grandchildren, Matthew Burns of Ashville, NC, Leland (Alyssa) Burns of Steilocoon, Washington, Caroline (Alex) Chisolm of Columbia, SC and Elizabeth (Anthony) Osborn of Nashville, TN; 3 nieces and 5 nephews. She will continue to live in our hearts and lives forever. Also left to cherish her memory are her “Earth Angels”, Rebecca Cauthen, Bonnie Goodwin and Hattie M. Clark, who not only cared for her and loved her but also enriched her life in so many ways.
The family would like to thank the staff of Morningside of Camden for providing her with a beautiful home for the last few years of her life.
Any one who would like to honor Mrs. Burns is asked to contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association of South Carolina, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L. Anderson, SC 29621.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Burns family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.