ForeverMissed

"A life well-lived doesn't end any more than music ends, it echoes through time with whispers of beauty and grace. If we listen, we can hear it with our hearts, for the song plays on, just as love lives on."

Iris Louise Budd (nee Burns), 93, passed away August 2, 2010 at the Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, Florida. She was born October 18, 1916 in Spanish Lookout, Belize to Ethlena Wilhelmina Henderson and Philip Canadian Burns. She was united in marriage to Eselfred (Jim) Budd of Budd Bank, Belize. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers Francis (Frank) Canadian Burns and Owen Edward Burns. She is survived by her sister Eileen Olga (nee Burns) Wright, Belize City, Belize; daughter Annis Gwendolin (nee Budd) Williams and son-in-law Eugene Williams, Clermont, FL; granddaughters Estelle Louise Gilham, Clermont, FL and Debbie Gene Siraj, West Orange, NJ; great-grandchildren Amir Salah- Eslefred Siraj, Jawaad Westley-Owen Siraj, Nabeel Philip-Emanuel Siraj, Zakeer Adem-Sinna Siraj and Savina Alexis Gilham; as well as several nephews and nieces. She has been a resident of Clermont since 2000. The funeral service for Iris Louise Budd will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, August 13, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Clermont, with Reverend Doug Kokx officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions in her name to the Mike Conley Hospice House. 2100 Oakley Seaver Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34711.

 

Service to be held on Friday, August 13th at 9am:
First United Methodist Church
950 7th Street
Clermont, FL 34711-2153
Phone: (352) 394-0191
Cards to be received by Miss Iris' Family to:
Annis Williams
11530 Pine Loch Loop
Clermont, Fla. 34711
Flowers to Iris Budd at:
Becker Funeral Home
806 West Minneola Avenue 
Clermont, Florida 34712
Phone: (352) 394-7121

Posted by Delma Edwards on October 18, 2018
R.I.P. Aunt Iris
Posted by Delma Edwards on August 2, 2018
May you continue to R.I.P. My dear Aunt Iris...... I continue to miss you each and every day. Love you to eternity
Posted by Delma Edwards on August 2, 2016
It's been six years and it's like you never left us, you are always in my thoughts. I miss you so much Aunt Iris. You were always there for me when I needed a listening ear. R.I.P.
Posted by Delma Edwards on October 25, 2015
"Happy Birthday Aunt Iris" you are so sadly missed by me and my family. Your always in my thoughts and prayers and I continue to love you with each passing day. May you R.I.P.
Posted by Debbie Siraj on October 18, 2013
Happy 97th Birthday Grammy! I have you with me every day and know you are watching over all of us. We miss you soooo much! 
Love your Deb

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Posted by Delma Edwards on October 18, 2018
R.I.P. Aunt Iris
Posted by Delma Edwards on August 2, 2018
May you continue to R.I.P. My dear Aunt Iris...... I continue to miss you each and every day. Love you to eternity
Posted by Delma Edwards on August 2, 2016
It's been six years and it's like you never left us, you are always in my thoughts. I miss you so much Aunt Iris. You were always there for me when I needed a listening ear. R.I.P.
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Shared by Estelle Gilham on August 7, 2010

On June 6 2005, I  (Estelle) interviewed my grandmother so that I could learn more about her life.  I took her down to the Waterfront Park in Clermont and we sat on a bench by the lake.  She told me that she was born in Spanish Lookout, Cayo in Belize and was raised in Boom, then moved to Belize City.  Her mother was Etlina Wilhemina Henderson born in Belize City on March 13.  She couldn't remember the birth year.  Her mother grew and sold flowers and also enjoyed sewing.  She had 4 children (including Grandmommie) - Iris, Eileen, Frank, and Owen.  She passed away of a heart attack in the month of March at 80 years old.  Her father was Philip Burns who was born in Belize City.  He enjoyed hunting, making things out of mahogany, and worked on building roads.  He passed away at the age of 48 years old while driving a tumble bug (machine used to root up trees).  He broke his spine and died 3 days later.  Grandmommie's father's father was Frances Burns, born in Scottland.  Her grandmother was Emma Wagner, born in Belize.  They had 4 children - Annie, Jane, Philip, and Alfred.  While growing up, Grandmommie said she had no TV, no radio!  Her hobbies as a child were bicycling, horseback riding, climbing trees, and planting flowers.  Her brother Frank taught her and sister Eileen to ride a bike. Their family had 6 horses and her horse was white, named Ruby.  Her best friend growing up was Betsy Dawson.  Grandmommie married at age 28 to Eselfred (Jim) Budd who passed away in 1970. Favorite color was pink and blue. Favorite foods were rice and beans, chicken, and plantain. Loved bananas.