Sheila
Burns, Sheila Cyrilena a 5 year resident of Fontana, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2006 in Fontana. Born in Hanover, Jamaica, Sheila was 77 when she died. Sheila was a former member of St. Francis X. Cabrini Church and she is survived by her daughters, Joan Laing, Jasmine Dunn & Jillian Burns, son, John Wright, 5 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will be Friday, December 8, 2006, 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at McCormick Mortuary in Inglewood. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 9, 2006, 11:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Mausoleum Risen Christ Chapel in Culver City, CA. Intombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum in Culver City. The repast will follow at McCormick Mortuary Lighthouse Reception Room in Inglewood. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Los Angeles.

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  1. Sheila used to always watch my son for me when I had to go to work. I will miss her a lot. Rest in Peace Sheila Burns.

  2. Aunt Sheila was a very gracious and kind person. She had a very good sense of humor and had a great love for life. Her trust in God was firm during her illness. May her soul rest in peace.

  3. Your greatest power is the power to be. To be more loving. To be more courageous. To be more joyous. To be more friendly. To be more sensitive. To be more aware. To be more forgiving. To be more tolerant. To be more humble. To be more patient. To be more helpful. To be a greater human being.” From South Hills Presbyterian Church Family

  4. Each time I met Sheila, she had a beautiful smile on her face and was full of wonderful stories that she seemed to enjoy relaying. It was always a pleasure being around Sheila and she will be greatly missed.

  5. To my brother Keith and to Joan my sister-inlaw: Sheila has left an indelible impression on those who’s lives she’s touched including myself. She brought radiance, laughter, and strength to those in her presence.May God’s peace be with you during this time. Your sister, Claudette. Love from Joseph, Patrick and Candice Lockhart

  6. SHEILA HAS BEEN ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS FOR MANY YEARS. WE SHARED MANY PRECIOUS MOMENTS. WE WOULD OFTEN GO SHOPPING BOTH IN LOS ANGELES AND IN THE INLAND EMPIRE. SHEILA HELPED ME TO DECORATE MY NEW HOUSE. SHE IS GREATLY MISSED BY ME AND MY FAMILY. SHE IS NOW SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.

  7. Sheila volunteered in our Geriatric Department for several years. She brought happiness and compassion to those she called. We will miss her bright smile and cheery disposition. Rest in Peace. Sandy Pipher RN Kaiser, Geriatric Department. Fontana, Ca

  8. I worked with Sheila just a short time when I first started in Extended Care at Kaiser. She was a wonderful volunteer–very caring for her patients. I was sorry to hear of her passing, but I know she is in a better place, no pain now. My thoughts and prayers are for comfort and peace for her family at this time. Sincerely, Jeanette

  9. Sheila was a dear friend of our family for years.She was lawyer,doctor,teacher,nurse,preacher,designer,chef-name it – and she could give you valuable information.She will be greatly missed.

  10. To my sister Joan and her family: My prayers go to God for you. Your mother is now at peace. Try to keep the wonderful memories that you shared with her over the past years. My love and condolences.

  11. My condolences to Joan,John,Jasmin & Jill, all the in-laws & grand-kids. may God comfort you all in your Mon passing,she is at rest with her Lord Jesus Christ. Love Minita & Norma Family

  12. Dear Joan, Keith, & Family: Please accept our condolences in the passing of your mother Sheila Burns. Know that our prayers are with you in your hour of grief. Sincerely, Carl Laing & Family

  13. Aunty Joan: Our condolences on the passing of your mother. Our love, best wishes and prayers are with you and your family. Cyril and Ulin (Lol) Richard, Celia and Leanne Hynds

  14. Some people come into our lives and quickly go away. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. “Shields”—as I called her was like my second mother. She treated me like a daughter and my 3 daughters claimed as her grandchildren. She loved them, and they loved her. A kinder, genuine, more helpful and GOD fearing person is rare. A belly full of laughter, a sweet smile, and a great sense of humor was never uncommon when you were with Sheila. Take your rest Shields. We will miss you greatly. Claire, Tina, Melanie and Jessica Jones Fontana

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