Georgianna Burns

Dr. Georgianna Tsekouras Burns died August 7, 2014, in Baton Rouge, LA.

Born in Weirton, WV on April 11, 1954, Georgianna graduated valedictorian of Weir High in 1972.

She obtained a medical degree in pediatrics in 1979 from West Virginia University. Dr. Burns began private practice in Point Pleasant, WV, and also served as chief of pediatrics at Point Pleasant Hospital. Practicing in Teays Valley, WV, and Lumberton, NC, she moved to Monroe, LA, in 1995 where she practiced until her death.

She served as head of pediatrics at St. Francis Medical Center, eventually becoming chief of staff in 2003. Focused on improving the lives of children with learning disabilities, she served on the Board of Learning Tech/Quest School and Families Helping Families of Northern Louisiana.

She was an active member of Swartz First Assembly of God Church.

Dr. Burns was preceded in death by her parents, Patelis and Mary Tsekouras; and sister, Helen Tsekouras.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Burns of Monroe, LA; son, Patrick C.F. Burns of Baton Rouge, LA; daughter-in-law, Leslie, Lala; grandson, Jordan Cherry of Monroe, LA; brothers, Thomas Tsekouras of Montgomery, AL and Nick Tsekouras of Weirton, WV.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Swartz First Assembly of God and interment followed at Mulhearn Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

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