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Brenda Gail Burke


Sunrise: April 22, 1953

Sunset: February 5, 2020

I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

Brenda G. Burke entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

She was born on April 22, 1953 to the late Earl A. Spellman Sr. and Ida Alberta Spellman Gallop.

She attended and graduated from Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake, Virginia. She was on the track team. She loved to play softball, and she played on the winningest team in the TidewaterArea. She entered the nickname “Bullet Burke” because of her speed in running the bases.

Brenda was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church under the leadership of Bishop Kevin R. White. She was a member of the 1st Sunday Choir, and she was often called the “Tramaine Hawkins” of Chesapeake.

Brenda worked for the Division of Motor Vehicles (1973-2003). She retired with 30 years of service. After her retirement, she worked for Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department before retiring for good.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Jefferson L. Burke, Jr. (Shunita); Mother, Ida Alberta Gallop; Brother, Earl A. Spellman Jr. (Dannetta); sister, Valencia Spellman; Nieces, Shayla R. Clemons and Latoya Webb (Jalo);Nephew, Lamar Spellman; Great Nephews, Brandon Clemons, Brayden Clemons, Jayden Webb and Jayce Webb; Great Niece, Jaylee Webb; Aunt Floria Powell; three step sisters, Marcia Gallop, Thomasine Hill, Winifred Gallop; Step brother, Willie Gallop, Jr. (Sophronia); a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her sisters, Cynthia A. Clemons and ValJeanSpellman; Stepfather, Willie E. Gallop Sr.

A special thank you to her family and friends that were instrumental in caring for her. Min. Barbara Simons, Diann Branch, Essie Demory and Betty Harper your assistance will forever be treasured in our hearts.

Sorrowfully,

       The Family  

Viewing Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:00am - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00pm New Light Baptist Church 2418 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Lamont Simmons says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Brenda. She is sorely missed.

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    Doris Wingate and family says

    To the family of the beloved Brenda Burke our prayers are with you at this time she had a special place in our hearts.God Bless you.

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    Karen Moore says

    My Condolences to the Burke & Spellman Family.May you Rest In The Arms Of Our Lord & Saviour Brenda.God Got You Now

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    Jetson, Gladys and Dawn Wright says

    My Condolences to the Burke & Spellman Family.May you Rest In peace Aunt Brenda I know you are not in any more pain. You were a great friend as well as a person. You will be missed.

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    Regenia Lindsey Riddick says

    My Condolences to the Burke & Spellman Family. Brenda you were a beautiful person inside and out. God has picked a Beautiful Flower when he choose you. Take your Rest. You will truly be missed by many.

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    Consuela says

    Sending my love to the family of Ms. Brenda. Her peaceful spirit will forever be missed!!!

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    Ramona Taylor says

    Condolences to the Burke and Spellman family. The Gospel Sensations

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