Clarence Alan Burns Jr.; affectionately known as “CJ”, was born January 17, 1986 to Robin Burns and Clarence Burns Sr. at Columbia Hospital for Women; Washington D.C. As a child he loved baseball, basketball and enjoyed organized Youth bowling. He was always technologically inclined and he loved to laugh and was a talker and firm negotiator. His parents ensured he had a faith-based education and he attended Parochial School’s for Middle and High School. CJ graduated from St. John’s High-school of Washington DC in 2004. During his time there he and his best friend Rob; started the Chess Club. He then transitioned to Morehouse College. CJ used this experience to learn more about the man he wanted to be. After moving back home he had plans to put in place and went to work.
CJ received his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland; after which time he began working in various fields requiring an elevated security clearance and always raising the bar to reach his ideal position in Cyber-Security. CJ took a brave leap of faith into the Cyber Security and through various mentors he established himself as a reliable and smart worker. He had a wonderful work ethic and aspired to command a 6-figure salary. This leap of faith had finally lead him to a position that he was to start on February 25, 2021.
In his free time, he enjoyed going on walks/hikes and bike riding and talking to friends and his mother. He was into anime, comedy, comics, action movies and everything from the Marvel Universe. CJ was constantly on the lookout for his ideal home, and was also planning to get into real estate. Clarence has joined his grandfather (James Arnold), grandmother (Hazel Arnold), and uncle ( Freddie T Vaughns) in their heavenly home. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, Robin Burns, and Clarence Burns Sr, his sister Belinda Diona and goddaughter Hannah Rose Hagans (Rob Hagans) amongst a host of friend’s cousins, aunts and uncles and coworkers.
We, the Burns Family, would express our sincere gratitude for all the expressions of love and care given to the family during this time of sorrow and joy. Words cannot express what each act of kindness has meant to the family. Thank you for all prayers, support, visits, food, cards, and other expressions of concern.
A WALK THRU Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m., until time of PRIVATE Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, February 26 at Salvation, Outreach & Deliverance Ministries, 4598 Beech Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748. Interment Private. (NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, MASKS/FACIAL COVERINGS AND 6 FT SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED).
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