Napoleon was an Alumni of Aracoma High School where he participated in every sport under the Great Coach Lacy Smith. He enjoyed attending their annual School Reunion.
A retired coal miner, Napoleon worked various jobs throughout Logan County. His hobbies included collecting sports trading cards and watching all types of sports.
Brother Burris accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized in Jesus’ Name under the Leadership and Ministry of his Pastor Bishop Rocine Jackson. For years he has served faithfully at the Original Glorious Church, Whitman, WV as a videographer, chaperone and personal driver assisting his pastor. He occasionally was called upon to minister and exhort the Word of God, served as program coordinator and worked with the youth ministry.
His testimony was “I Really Love The Lord”. And GOD really loved him too.... so much so, to allow him back into the fold even after going astray! What a Mighty, Magnificent, and Merciful GOD we serve.
On Monday, December 28,2020, God dispatched His angel to retrieve the soul of His child whom he saw in agony and pain.... and said “Enough”... and gave eternal rest.
Our beloved brother leaves to cherish his memories and legacy, yet saddened by his passing, his current wife Kathleen and her two children; LaNita Bailey their daughters Kimberly And Khristy Burris; Joyce Burris their son
Napoleon III (Sandra).; and Valerie Burris of Cleveland, OH.
Beloved stepchildren: Phillip, Yeva,Eric,Tina,Maurice, and Rachel
Grandchildren: Shyriq, Kamel, Tristen,Neena, Josiah; nine Great grandchildren; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins,in-laws, neighbors,saints and friends. Napoleon was loved by many and never met a stranger.
His remaining siblings of the Burris family; Ernestine Henley, Anna Davis, Elizabeth Gray, Sandra Hubbard, Brenda Ali, Ronald and Donald Burris. He was preceded in death by siblings; Pauline Sheffield(John), Bernice, Teresa, Glenda, Calvin, Courtney,Ernest Edward (Diane) and Ernest Tyrone(Lucille).
Napoleon also leaves to mourn his life-long friends Isadore Chisem and Bernard Richardson, Columbus, OH.
Special cousins Bishop Rocine Jackson, Liddon Woods, Brenda Lyons and Vivian Miller.
A funeral service will be held 12:00 pm Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Guyan Memorial Gardens in Godby, WV. A visitation will be held at 11:00 am. Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV is in charge.
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