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Theodore Marion Burns

August 25, 1960 — August 7, 2022

Cheraw, SC

Theodore Marion Burns


Cheraw, SC


Mr. Theodore “Teddy” Marion Burns, 61, died Sunday, August 7, 2022.  Born, August 25, 1961, in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Wallace and Rebecca Robinson Burns.  Theodore was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, SC, where he was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class, served as head usher, served on the preschool board. He was an active member of the United Methodist Men’s Group, always participating in the annual Fall barbecue.  He was a member of the Cheraw Fire Department, the Cheraw Rescue Squad, as well as the Local Emergency Planning Committee.


Teddy was a member of the of the Cheravian Club and a board member of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Airport Commission, the Pee Dee Regional Transport Authority (PDRTA), and was a former Constable. Teddy loved people and enjoyed socializing, fishing, golfing, and hunting.  He also was an avid Gamecock fan and enjoyed watching college and professional football with his wife.


Mr. Burns had many accomplishments in life, some of which included, receiving the Rescue man of the Year Award in 1988 from the Cheraw Rescue Squad; the Non-Clinical Employee of the Year Award in 2006 out of 25 hospitals in Community Health Systems, the Non-Clinical Manager of the Year Award in 2014 from Chesterfield General Hospital; and the Whatever It Takes (W.I.T) Award for Team Strengthening and Successful Goal Completion from Chesterfield General Hospital.


Along with his parents, listed above, Teddy was preceded in death by his brothers, Virgil Burns and Ronnie Burns; his sisters, Luberta Burns, Harriet Rorie, and Janice Burns.


He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Louise Long of the home; a brother, Thomas Burns (Kathy); sisters, Mary Emma Souza, and Carolyn Harrell; a niece, Destiny Burns; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends.


A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.


Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, 117 3rd Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.


 Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Burns family in their time of grief.


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Graveside Service

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens

1265 US Hwy. 1, South, Cheraw, SC 29520

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