Sylvia Sue Burns McComas of Branchland
Sylvia Sue Burns McComas, 62, of Branchland, WV, left this earth on June 25, 2011 to be reunited with her loved ones in heaven. During her time on this earth, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Midkiff United Baptist Church by Brother James Eddie McComas and Brother Fisher Vance. Burial will follow at the McComas Family Cemetery on Napier Fork Road. She was born June 20, 1949 at East Lynn, WV, a daughter of the late William Henry and Okle Stevens Burns. Her husband of 40 years, Freddie G. “Bud” McComas, a son, Paul David McComas, a granddaughter, Casey Allison Berry, brothers Thomas H. Burns and Earl Burns, and sisters, Gladys Burns and Eulah Burns, also preceded her in death. Her survivors include six children, Freddy “Gerald” McComas, Jr. and Darrell K. McComas, both of Branchland, WV, Donna Sue Webb (David) of Ranger, WV, Mary A. Adkins (Dwayne) of Branchland, WV, Lora L. Stapleton (James) of East Lynn, WV, and Teresa G. Berry (Tony) of Branchland, WV;9 grandchildren, Kevin, Jarred, Britney, Samantha, Chelcia, Stephanie, Ashley, Emmalee and David; 5 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Nathan, Addison, Graison, and Bentley Jarred; a sister, Josie C. Triplett; two brothers, James F. Burns and William H. Burns, Jr.. More than anything else, Sue enjoyed being surrounded by her family. She filled her last years caring for and nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was more than just a grandmother. Ma-maw, as she was known by them, was a teacher, a playmate, a counselor and a friend. Her heart and her home were always open to her family.She loved setting on the porch and never took for granted the things that are important in this life. She was the “virtuous woman” spoken of in Proverbs 31. Her children call her blessed. She will be greatly missed by a host of family and friends. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV, and after 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.