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...Rev. Burris was a former pastor and the founder of Mercy Temple Baptist Church.He was the founder and director of Youth Illustrates and College Avenue Youth Behavior Academy (CAYBA). He founded the Youth Industrial Center, which helped young people conquer the pressure of life in the streets while giving them positive reinforcement that allowed them to channel their energies and develop self-esteem. Rev. Burris also founded Heavenly Made Products, which made altars and church furnishings. He worked with Gleaners Food Bank, the Lighthouse Mission, Black Ministers Alliance, the Youth Summers Works Program and United Way Services. He
received several awards and honors for his
Survivors include his wife, Mary Russell Burris; children Warren G. Jr.
, Michael L. Burris, Salathiel Jordan, Priscilla Dames, Michelle Edmonds, Marilyn Burris-Russell; brother Bernard Burris; sisters Gayle Trotman, Velma "Janie" Jennings; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.