Steven Adam Burks

Steven Adam Burks, age 48, of Columbia, formerly of Mexico, Mo.,   passed away late Saturday afternoon, December 15, 2012 at his place of work in Columbia, Mo.

Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday, December, 22, 2013 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo.

Service time was 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Officiating was Rev. Richard Mayson and Rev. Weldon Williams Jr.

Music provided by selected favorite hymns.

Interment was held in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Bridgewater, Jamon Scott, Martin Williams, Jheron Nunnelly, Theron Nunnelly, and Byron Davis. Honorary pallbearers include Butler Nunnelly, Daniel Nunnelly, Harry Fowler, and Weldon Williams, Jr.

Steven Adam Burks was born on November 10, 1965 in Joliet, Ill. the son of Homer and Anna Margaret (Bryant) Burks.

Steven attended schools and graduated in 1982 from Joliet West High School.

He then attended Joliet Junior College and at the same time was working part-time for UPS.

Steven then began working as a driver full-time for UPS and worked in the Joliet area for over ten years.

He then moved to the Mexico area and worked at Golden Corral and Audrain Medical Center in the food service area. Steven then moved to Columbia and had worked for several restaurants there.

He was a Christian by faith and he enjoyed playing and watching baseball. Steven was an avid baseball card collector since his childhood days and he enjoyed spending time with his son, Steven Jr.

Survivors include his father, Homer Burks of Joliet, Ill.; two sons: Darrien and wife, Sophia Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; Steven A. Burks Jr. of Columbia; one daughter, Brittany Burks of Osceola, Ark.; three sisters: Zelia and husband, James Nunnelly of Mexico; Wendolyn and husband, Jeffery Edwards of Joliet, Ill. and Traci Burks of Rock Falls, Ill.; five aunts: Joyce Jackson and Helen Fowler both of Mexico; Ethel Tinder of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Laura Williams of University Park, Ill. and Jackie Bryant of St. Louis; five grandchildren: Darrien Miller Jr., Jaiden Miller, Jadin Burks, Donniyah Falls, and Adonnis Falls; also survived by four nephews, two nieces and a host of cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Margaret Burks; maternal grandparents, Wesley and Flossie Bryant and one uncle, Wesley Bryant, Jr.

Memorials are encouraged to an education fund for Steven A. Burks, Jr.

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:37 am