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Adrian Lee Burris, Sr.

July 23, 1986 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 33)


Adrian Lee Burris, Sr., “Miizhiikwad” which means “Ray of Sunshine”, 33 years young, of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, June 28th, 2020 from the Cass Lake IHS Hospital in Cass Lake, MN.  He was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 23rd, 1986 to Brenda (Rock) and Woodrow “Joe” Burris.

Adrian loved his son, little Adrian Jr., very much and was an amazing dad to him.  He loved to cook and hang out with his family and friends.  Adrian was a very loving person with a big heart and smile.  Adrian was loved by everyone and he will be deeply missed.

He is now with his grandparents, Geraldine (Stone) and Bernard Rock, Sr.; grandpa, Woodrow Burris, Sr.; grandma, Dora Raisch; aunties, Beryl Rock and Betsy Rock-Haas; cousins, Ronald Wayne Long, Jr. and Roland Skinaway and many other family members.

He leaves behind his son, Adrian Burris, Jr.; parents, Brenda and Joe Burris; sister, Jessica Rock; brothers, Joe Burris, Sr., Marcus Burris, Randy Burris and Levi Burris, numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

A wake for Adrian will begin at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1st and continue until his 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Thursday, July 2nd all being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN.  Allen Hardy will be his Spiritual Advisor.  Those helping to lay Adrian to rest are Randy Burris, Marcus Burris, Levi Burris, Joseph Burris, Mike Burris, Jerry Rolo, Doug Eagle and DJ Burris. His honorary pallbearers are all his family and friends.  Interment will be in the Oak Point Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN immediately following his Thursday service.

Adrian’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family my be left at

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July 1, 2020

7:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service
July 2, 2020

11:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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