James W. Burns II

Obituary for James W. Burns II

October 21, 1967 - May 14, 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 53

Obituary

James "Jimi" Winfield Burns II, age 53, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jimi was born October 21, 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska to parents James Winfield and Hiroko (Maeda) Burns.

He is survived by his mother, Hiroko Burns, his sister Rebecca (Mark) Pfeifer, his brother, Michael (Donna) Burns his uncle John Burns and his daughter, Melina Matsu Gribble, who was his pride and joy, his world. He also leaves behind a niece and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, James W. Burns and his sister, Michelle Burns.

He graduated from Perry Meridian High School in 1986. After high school he worked Montgomery Ward in sales. He then worked at Pizza Hut for a few years as a cook and a driver. He worked as a handyman and landscaper for several years before working at Goodwill as a Forklift Operator.
He was an amazing Fix It guy. From cars, machinery, electronics, appliances and even musical instruments, he was the one to go to. His passion was music. He was self taught in drums and the guitar and could play anything by ear. He was so talented, so loved and will be missed.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46227.

Arrangements are in the care of Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis Chapel.

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