Michael Christopher Burns joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, February 17, 2014. Michael was born on May 7, 1999 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is survived by his parents, Bradley and Judy Burns; sister, Jessica Burns; niece, Ashlyn; nephew and buddy, Ryan; his beautiful white cat “Cotton” all of Little Rock; his grandparents, Vauda and Dan White, of Mountain View, and Mary Dempsey of Springdale; aunts and uncles, Susie and Lonnie Burrow of Sherwood, Thomas and Robbie Dempsey of Springdale and Mark Dempsey of Lodi, California; cousins: Josh, Nicole, Madelyn, and Ella Burrow, Shaina, Rebecca, and Samantha Dempsey; and many other relatives. Michael had many friends that will miss him, as well.
He is preceded death by his grandfather, Rex Burns of Mountain View, and nephew, Colin Burns.
Michael attended Central Arkansas Christian School. The family appreciates all they did for him and the love and care shown by the staff and students. "We will never forget how you made him feel a part of the football program even though he was unable to play." Michael was a dedicated football fan.
The family would like to thank the doctors and dedicated nurses and staff of Arkansas Children's Hospital that took such great care of Michael all his life; his cardiologist for 14 years, Dr. Paul Seib; and his first surgeon, Dr. Stephen Vandavater. "We would also like to thank Dr. Edward Bove at the University of Michigan Medical Center for giving us 12 wonderful surgery-free years."
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, Phone: (501)224-8300.
Memorials may be made at any Metropolitan National Bank to the Michael Christopher Burns Memorial Fund.