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Maryann Wilson Burns

November 9, 1951 — September 26, 2020

Maryann Wilson Burns, 68, of Berrien Springs, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Maryann was born to Nella (Raines) and Eugene Wilson on November 9, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee. She retired from Andrews University and was a longtime member of the Pioneer Memorial Church. Maryann loved singing and playing the piano, bicycling and hiking - especially on the Appalachian Trail. She traveled to all 50 states, frequently visiting family and friends. Recently she enjoyed spending time visiting her granddaughter Brylee (Tyler) Burns in Tennessee.

Maryann was a joyfully tenacious and compassionate woman of faith who will be dearly missed by her husband of 48 years, Gary Burns. She loved her children: Josie Burns, Tyler (Lacey) Burns, Ryan Burns. Brylee (Tyler) Burns was a special joy to her and Maryann was eagerly anticipating the birth of a second grandchild. Maryann was also survived by her brother, Keith (Melinda) Wilson, and their daughter Nina and husband Chris.

Maryann was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Sherry (Albert) Dziedzina.

There will be a virtual celebration of life on November 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Messages and memories may be shared online at

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