Prentiss Lavon Burks

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Prentiss Lavon Burks, age 80, of Picayune, Mississippi passed away Friday, October 4, 2019.

He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Southcentral Bell for 33 years and was a farmer at heart.

Prentiss is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Burks of Picayune; sons, James Andrew Burks of Washington, Larry Lavon Burks (Sonya) of Washington, Judd Burks (Alison) of California, Joey Archer (Darlene) of Carriere, and “Sonny” Archer (Becky) of Picayune; two daughters, Joann Marie Buselmeier, of Washington and Lisa Burks; daughter-in-law,  Amy Archer of Carriere; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, James Solomon and Velma Burks; two sons, Jim Archer and Dustin Burks; one brother, Herbert Burks; one sister, Jewel Wheat; and grandson, Josiah Archer.

Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Henleyfield, on Wednesday October 9, 2019. Graveside services will follow at First Baptist Church of Henleyfield Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website, for the obituary where you may leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.