Lester Bernie Burns

May 23, 1947 - October 26, 2022

05/23/1947 - 10/26/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday October 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Funeral Service
Monday October 31, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday October 31, 2022
1:00 pm
Williamsburg Memorial Park
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-535-2006 | Directions

Lester Bernard (Bernie) Burns of Newport News, Virginia was born May 23, 1947 to Ellen (Edens) Burns and Lewis P Burns in Nicholas County, West Virginia. He passed away on October 26, 2022.

Lester pursued a career in Purchasing and loved the art of negotiation. He spent his past time fishing, metal detecting, wood working, and spending time with family.

Lester is survived by his wife Beatrice (Patterson) Burns (which he was married to for 53 years); children: Denise (Burns) Graves, Vickie (Burns) Wauzinski, David Burns; grandchildren: Sara (Graves) Canterbury, Drake Graves, Kaitlyn (Wauzinski) Brevard, Chloe Wauzinski, Emma-Lee Burns, Charlotte Burns; great grandchildren: Laila Canterbury, Bellamy Canterbury; and many nieces and nephews.

Lester was preceded in death by mother: Ellen (Edens) Burns; father: Lewis P Burns; sister: Ramona (Burns) Steinbaugh; son: Brian Burns.

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Steve Compton
1 month ago

Bea,

Sorry to hear the passing of Lester. He was a good friend to me in my years at Canon.
I know he will be missed by everyone. We had some great laughs together. Lester always had a great stories to tell.

Sincerely,
Steve Compton

Paul Manz
1 month ago

From my heart, blessings and peace to all the family during this time. My sincere condolences.

Bill and Julie Clancy
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about the passing of Lester. Prayers to the family. 🙏🙏🙏