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Kelly Ann (Richie) Burns

June 5, 1967 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 51)

Kelly Ann (Richie) Burns, 51 of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Kelley, was born on June 5, 1967 in Chattanooga, TN to Gene and Norma (Bolton) Richie.

She received her Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2007 and worked in payroll supervision for the past 4 years. Most recently, she was the Payroll Supervisor for the Hamilton County Department of Education.

On May 26, 2006, she married the love of her life, Barry Burns.  Kelly was the proud mother of Jonathan Chase Hudson, a 2013 West Point graduate, and currently serving as a Captain in the United States Army. 

Kelly loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family, people, and life. Her interests were varied and included sewing, traveling, motorcycles, and pets. Her smile was infectious and she touched many lives. 

She is survived by her husband, Barry; her son, Captain Jonathan and his wife, Lisa; her parents, a sister, Chris and her husband, Doug; and a large number of extended family. 

A celebration of Kelly's life and her Savior will be held at 12 Noon Tuesday, May 7, at Stuart Heights Baptist Church, 3208 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415, with Pastor Gary Jared and Pastor Doug Raynes officiating.  Burial will take place at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 PM.

Those wishing to memorialize Kelly's life are encouraged to contribute to the Stuart Heights Baptist Church's Chosen Ministries. 

Please visit to share words of comfort.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 until 11:30 AM Tuesday, May 7, at the church

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


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