Bruce Beveridge Burson
Published 7:47 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bruce Beveridge Burson of Prattville was born in Selma to Russell Nettles and Margaret Beveridge Burson.
He entered his Lord’s kingdom at the age of 90 on March 13, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Ridout’s Prattville Chapel.
Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Ellisor and the Rev. Drew A. Willis officiating. A memorial service will held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Church Street United Methodist Church in Selma with visitation at 2 p.m. in the parlor with the Rev. George Sedberry, the Rev. Fred Zeigler and the Rev. Lane Davis officiating.
Mr. Burson graduated from A.G. Parrish High School in Selma and Alabama Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He worked in business in Selma, retiring from the United Methodist Children’s Home as business manager and treasurer. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Lt. Commander. He was an active member of the Selma Lion’s Club for many years and served as a Lion’s District Governor. He was very active in the Church Street United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for over 50 years and was a lay leader. He also served the Selma District of the United Methodist Church as a district lay leader, district treasurer and held other district and conference offices.
Mr. Burson is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Russell Nettles Burson, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne Tuley Burson of Prattville; his children, Bruce Jr. and Monica Burson of Hoover, and Leslie Davis and Mark Lewis of Prattville.
He had three grandsons who made him so proud, the Rev. Lane Davis of Nashville, Daniel and Katie Burson of Baltimore, Maryland and Lyle and Kristen Davis of Atlanta. Also, a brother, Stuart Armitage and Shirley Burson of Autaugaville; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Wade Burson of Waynesville, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to United Methodist Children’s Home or Church St. United Methodist Church of Selma and Prattville United Methodist Church.