Stephen Lee “Bubba” Burns, Jr.


Stephen “Bubba” Lee Burns, Jr., age 48 of China Spring, Texas passed on to the arms of our Lord and Savior September 15, 2022. Stephen passed away surrounded by family as our Lord took Stephen home.

Visitation:   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Lakeshore Funeral Home in Waco, Texas.

Graveside Services:  11:00 am Thursday, September 22, 2022 at China Spring Cemetery, 15654 Old China Spring Rd., China Spring, Texas

Stephen was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Francis Cates and Monroe Burns; maternal grandparents, Marie Wiggins and Wayne Meals. He was also predeceased by his nephew, Justin Lee Rightmer; his uncles, Charles Meals and Billy Meals; and his aunt, Mary Sanders.

Stephen is survived by his parents, Ken and Linda Carver; and Steve and Donna Burns; his sister and brother-in-law, Frank and Angelia Benjamin; brother, Kevin Carver; and four step-siblings. Stephen is also survived by his children and grandchildren that he cherished: children, Dustin and Ashley Burns; Cole and Heather Burns, Brittany and husband, Ty Whitson; and Levi Burns; grandchildren, Huxley and Ellie Burns; Walter and Henry Burns.  Other surviving family members include his aunt and uncle, Don and Dot Smith; six cousins; two nieces; two nephews; two great nieces; and five great nephews.

Stephen will be always remembered and sorely missed and forever loved.



Place of Service: China Spring Cemetery , 15654 Old China Spring Rd,; China Spring, TX 76633

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  1. My son was a great man and he had 4 children, he was a mommy’s baby. We where so close. I fill like I’m dying with him. My heart is broken. His sister is the strong one, she took care him and me. Want to thanks to my sister , been there for us “Bubba “ we going to heaven now you we’ll be missed dearly

  2. Linda and Ken, So sorry for your loss. God has work for Bubba to do in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Love you son !!! RIP with our Lord !!!

  4. Carolyn & Larry Carrick, Childress, Tx

    Our deepest, heartfelt condolences. May God comfort each of you in all the days ahead

  5. Johnann Hope Bradley

    I am so so sorry to hear this. My heart hurts for your family. Sending prayers BIG HUGS and much love!!

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your entire family. Praying for you all!

  7. Sherri & Gary Sutherland

    Ken & Linda,
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss Linda prayers for you and Family! I love you if you need anything I’m here for you!

  9. Steve was a very close friend has been for years he was like my brother I love u and will miss u brother
    I am so deeply sorry for yalls lose
    But atleast he is no longer suffering

  10. You will always be my baby brother. Your wings were ready but my heart is not. I’ll miss our long 2 hour calls and all the fun we had. I’ll even miss the arguments. I love you so much.

  11. Shannon Hughes McClure

    Steve, you left this earth too soon.
    You will be missed. Lord, wrap your arms around this sweet family and help them in this time of
    sorrow. Love and hugs

  12. Martinez Family of Cedar Hill

    Linda, we are sincerely sorry for your loss. Losing a child, no matter what age they are, must be heart breaking and soul shaking. We pray for your strength and comfort. We ask that you be granted some measure of peace. Que Dios de bendiga. God be with you.

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