Posted: 7/10/2023

Mary Ann Burns Mize passed away on Sunday, July 9 th , 2023, after a brief illness, at NHC Pulaski. She was
born in Pulaski, Tennessee on September 7 th , 1930 and was 92 years old.
Mary Ann was a loving mother of 6 who was a main caregiver and took care of her children, up to two
weeks ago. She was a 1948 graduate of Bodenham where she was an outstanding basketball player and
was a state champion. Mary Ann started the special needs programs in Giles County and was a recipient
of the citizen of the week. She enjoyed cooking Sunday meals for family, considering everyone to be her
family. Mary Ann was known to everyone as “Mawmaw”. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds,
quilting, and sewing. She could make anything. One of her fondest memories was gold panning with
her late husband, Gerald Dean Mize. Mary Ann was a life long member of Trinity Methodist Church.
The visitation will be held Tuesday, 11th of July, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bennett-May & Pierce
Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mary Ann Burns Mize will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 10:00 AM at
Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home with Brad Smith officiating.
The burial will follow at Giles Memory Gardens in Pulaski, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Dean Mize, her parents, Carol Alexander and Myrtle
Inez Miles Burns, her Grandchildren, Adam Mize, BJ Englett, and Mary Anna Gibson, and her siblings,
Miles Burns, Carolyn Kelley, Robert Burns, June Richardson, and Catherine Braly.
She is survived by her
Son, Gerry (Martha) Mize of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Daughter, Marjorie (Kenneth Swinney of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Daughter, Cindy (Tony Gaskin) Phillips of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Son, Roger Mize of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Son, Todd (Leisa) Mize, of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Daughter, Tammy (Bobby Claud) Englett of Pulaski, Tennessee.
19 Grandchildren
42 Great Grandchildren
5 Great Great Grandchildren
Sister, Corinne Ciborowski of Colorado

Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements for Mary Ann Burns