Barbara Burkett Askew

June 25, 1934 - July 18, 2023

06/25/1934 - 07/18/2023

Barbara Burkett Askew, 89, of Burlington passed away at the Coble Creek Healthcare Center on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 following three years of declining health.

A native of Bertie County, NC, she was the wife of Atwood Askew for 66 ½ years, who survives and the daughter of Walter Thomas Burkett and Jonnie Wadsworth Burkett, both deceased. She was a former Elementary School Teacher in the Chapel Hill and Durham area before becoming a homemaker and raising her children. Barbara enjoyed spending time visiting elders and helping people. She loved reading, working in her flower garden, cooking, and sewing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Atwood Askew, Jr. and wife Pat of Burlington; daughter, Robin Askew McConnell and husband Rob of Gibsonville; three grandchildren, Kelly Askew, Ben Askew and wife Anna, and Katie Britton and husband Jordan; two great grandchildren, Helen and Oliver Britton; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Futrell. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carrol Minton and brother, Tomas Burkett.

The funeral service will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Elon on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11:00 am by Dr. David Durham. The family will have a private burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 778, Elon, NC 27244.

Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is assisting the family.

Condolences may be offered at

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service-Rich Square Chapel is handling local arrangements.

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