Ethel Mae Burke

Sunrise: December 17, 1932

Sunset: May 1, 2019

Ethel M. Burke was born in Edenton, North Carolina on December 17, 1932 to Hattie M. Felton and Lucious Johnson. She attended Pasquotank County Schools in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She was a domestic worker for several years. Ethel was a life time member of The Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith.

She was predeceased by her parents, Hattie Felton and Lucious Johnson; sons, Elijah Burke, Vernell Boyce and Joseph Johnson Jr.; granddaughter, Ethel Faulks and grandson, Chris Spruill. She leaves to mourn her death her children, Vivian Woodard, Ernestine  Edwards, Arneta Thagard, Vernice Burke and Georgeanna Spruill; grandchildren, George Johnson, Loretta Johnson, Vernon Johnson, Douglas Johnson, Keisha Calvert, Jonte Boyce, Demetrius Boyce, Jaquan Boyce, Jayvon Boyce, Ernest Johnson, Cassandra Griffin, Esther Frazier, Bernice Frazier, Joseph Johnson, Netricia Spruill, Adrienne Mabry, Devon Spruill, Adam Burke, Kiera Burke, Kieona Taylor, TaSean Burke; great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

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    Adrienne says

    With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay.
    Unknown Author
    …But you will remain in our hearts…Always.
    I love you Granma Burke

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    Netricia says

    We are sad that you had to go but we all know you are in a better place no suffering and no pain. But the hardest thing is going to be able to let you go. I love and miss you so much but now you are set free

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    Jakhia says

    You will forever be missed love you grandma

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    Brother Wesley and Sister Marjorie Brinkley says

    Brother Wesley and Sister Marjorie Brinkley
    We love you and send our deepest condolences to the family of Mother Ethel Mae Burke. A par taker of the Glory to be revealed.

    Love you

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    Anthony S. Johnson says

    Our sincere condolences to the family. We are praying for your comfort. Anthony S. Johnson & family.

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    Anthony Randolph says

    Brother Anthony & Sister Catherine Randolph sends our condolences to the family. By the grace of God, we will see her again in the First Resurrection!

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    Tam says

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Burke. She was a nice person and knew how to make you laugh when you are down. I will continue to keep the family in my prayers.

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      Machell James says

      Mother Burke will be missed. She loved the Lord and was faithful in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with the family. Deacon Roscoe and Sis. Machell James.

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    June says

    My condolences to the family. Mother Burke loved the Lord and loved you. Her work is done. Our prayers and support go out to you Brother Wyman Brinkley and family.

    To God all the Glory

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    Winford Brinkley and Family says

    My condolences to the Burke family. May God comfort the family at this most difficult time.

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    LaVerne Cannedy & Family says

    A dear sweet person has transitioned to the bosom of Christ and has life everlasting. May God hold the family close and comfort all of you during this time of sorrow.

    Little sister–Niecey, I am praying for you!

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      Rhonda Whitfield says

      My sincere condolences to the Burke families.May God give you strength and comfort. Take your rest. We will miss you.
      Sister Rhonda
      Norfolk CLJC

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    Tammy says

    Our Deepest Sincere Condolences to the Burke family on your time of loss. Mrs. Burke has earned her wings and flying high in Glory. Rest in Paradise. With Love The Ricks, Newsome and Holmes Family. ❤

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    Elaine ford says

    May The Lord comfort Mother Burke family. Mother was a believer and all is well.

    Tyrone and Elaine Ford and Family.

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