Henry Willard Burke

January 31, 1935 - February 27, 2015

01/31/1935 - 02/27/2015

Past Services

Service
Monday March 02, 2015
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Service
Tuesday March 03, 2015
Following at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Directions
Service
Tuesday March 03, 2015
11:00 am
Murfreesboro United Methodist Church
313 West High Street
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Monica Beachman will be officiating the service.

Henry Willard Burke age 80 of Murfreesboro, NC passed away on February 27, 2015 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was born on January 31, 1935 to the late Louis and Bertha Burke of Murfreesboro, NC. Mr. Burke worked as a manager and later part owner for H.L. Evans and Son Gas Company of Murfreesboro, NC. He was a member of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee. Mr. Burke along his wife Bernice, were a caring and loving couple whose doors were always open to anyone who needed a place to stay.

Preceding him in death are his mother, Bertha Brittle Burke, his father, Louis Perry Burke, his wife, Bernice Nipper Burke, and three brothers, Albert, Bobby, and Louis Burke.

Henry is survived by two daughters, Ava Burke Parrish and her husband, Cecil of Severn NC, Stacey Burke Hill of Sutherlin VA; two sons, Jeff Burke of Cofield NC, and Michael Burke and his wife, Wanda of Murfreesboro NC; eight grandchildren, Bryan Burke and his wife, Randi of Jacksonville FL, Melissa Milteer and her husband, Ryan of Gates NC, Heather Ware and her husband, Jonathan of Lynchburg VA, Kelly Matthews of Roanoke Rapids NC, Ashley Etheridge and her husband, Jon of Midlothian VA, Whitney Burke and Zach Burke of Emporia VA, and Austin Hill of Sutherlin VA; twelve great-grandchildren, Garett and Caleb Burke of Jacksonville FL, Seth Bishop and Jackson Milteer of Gates NC, Dakota and Elli Vaughan and Colden Ware of Lynchburg VA, Trey and Madison Matthews of Roanoke Rapids NC, Grace and Alex Etheridge of Midlothian VA, and Aubrey Burke of Emporia VA; a sister, Ann Johnson of Speed NC; three brothers, Walter Burke and his wife Pat of Murfreesboro NC, Johnny Burke and his wife, Pat of Menola NC, Jerry Burke of Pikeville NC; a sister-in-law, Pat Sawyer and her husband, Richard of Courtland VA along with their son Heath and his wife Heather and their daughter Hannah of Charlotte NC; and a special friend Lucille Brown of Woodland NC.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 2, 2015 from 7-8:30PM at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, NC.

A Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00AM at Murfreesboro United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, NC. The burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro, NC. Rev. Monica Beachman will be officiating the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, 313 W High Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Burke family and online condolences may be directed to the family at www.garrettsykesfs.com

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