Mr. Kim Burns
1961 ~ 2021
Date of Death: July 19, 2021
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Burns family. Kim’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Kim Irvin Burns.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Kim Irvin Burns, 60, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 1:00am Monday morning, July 19, 2021. He was born July 5, 1961, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was the eldest child of Jane Brown (deceased). Kim was a faithful member of Mission United Methodist Church where he served as the Adult Sunday School teacher, Trustee Chairperson, Finance Chairperson, and was always happy to fill in wherever he could. In November 1990, Kim relocated his family to Fort Smith, Arkansas, after accepting a position at the Times Record newspaper as a Programmer. He worked for the newspaper for over 10 years until the company downsized and closed. He was then employed by Golden Living Inc. as IT Director for over 10 years until that company downsized and closed. He decided to become self-employed and was currently working for Cherokee Nation Businesses as an ERP Developer.
Kim attended McClellan High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was known as a great football player. He ended up transferring to Parkview High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, the second semester of his senior year so he could graduate from the same high school as the love of his life. They both graduated in 1980. He attended HBCU Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he pledged Omega Psi Fraternity Inc., in 1982. He also attended and graduated from Westark College with a degree in Information Technology.
Kim grew up in the same neighborhood with the love of his life, Dazzle JaJuan Sears, and they were married on December 27, 1983. Upon his death, they were just five months short of 38 wonderful years of marriage. Kim was a loving and faithful husband. He was a great father not just to his three sons, but to many young men and women. He was also a proud and doting grandfather. He would always have encouraging words for everyone. He was witty. He was a man full of wisdom. He was spirit-filled and was not ashamed nor afraid to share Christ with others. Kim will be forever missed, and because he knew Christ as his Savior, he has a home in Heaven with Him. If we know Christ as our personal Savior, we too will join Kim.
Kim is preceded in death by a brother, Alex Burns and an uncle, Bowman Burns. Kim is survived by his wife, Dazzle JaJuan Burns, who was the love of his life; three sons: Khayyam Rasheen Burns (Phoebe) of Kansas City, Missouri; Kodi DeSean Burns of Knoxville, Tennessee and Kenrick Donovan Burns (Aurora) of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren: Kai Bella, Kenleigh Amaya, Khade Rowan, Keziah Aaliyah, and soon to be grandchild number five; one sister, Gayle Frazier of Little Rock, Arkansas; five aunts: Eleanor Burns-Stephenson of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lela Burns of Sherwood, Arkansas; Grace Wallace of Pomona, California; Linda Burns-Hervey of San Jacinto, California; Jean Burns-Johnson of Garden Grove, California; two nephews: Marcell Clemmons of Little Rock, Arkansas; Alex Burns, Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, July 23, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Saint James Missionary Baptist Church 4916 High Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904.
Committal service and final resting place will be at the Oak Cemetery Fort Smith, Arkansas.