Gale Nolen Burns
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Gale Nolen Burns, 55, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at her residence.

She was employed as a seamstress at Hardwick Clothes for 17 years. She enjoyed gardening and quilting. She lived her life to the fullest. She was a member of East Cleveland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carolyn Smith Morgan and Jim Nolen.

She is survived by her husband, Todd Burns; daughter, Heather Michelle Bowman and husband, Stacy, of Cleveland; siblings: John David Perry, Wade Gladson, Darrin Nolen and Dana Gibson; several nieces and nephews: Heather’s father, John Green of Cleveland, and stepfather, Ricky Holder of Cleveland; and individuals who were like her own kids: Misty Forgey Webb, Lisa Lawson, Sheree Gregory Adams, Lacey Bolles and Rebecca Sanders Jones.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the chapel of Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home with the Revs. Frank Nolen and Ray Cheatham officiating.

Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Mark Burns, Wade Burns, Jeremy Burns, Steve Watkins, Chris Belcher and Danny Smith serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 this evening, June 30, 2014, at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Burns family guest book at

Mark S. Grissom, Funeral Director.