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Jean Burke has passed into eternity. She was the daughter of Ortis (Big Odie) and Kathryn Anderson of Columbia, SC. She is preceded in death by her husband and lifetime love, David M. Burke, Sr. She was the mother of Deborah Ardis, married to Gene, of Holly Hill, SC., Odie Burke, married to Sarah, of Peoria, IL and David Burke Jr, of Pine Mountain Valley. She is the Grandmother of Monte Burke, married to Everill Anne, also Grandmother to Jeremy Burke (deceased). She lived a 91 year family oriented life that was full of love and service to others. She never met a stranger. She held various jobs that ranged from being a Secretary to a Superior Court Judge to retiring as the manager of the The Atlanta Advertiser. She helped run Tanglewood Kennels and loved her dogs. She volunteered at the Open Door in Atlanta feeding those in need. She also volunteered at FOCUS in Hamilton.
She always wanted to make sure that people had something good to eat or something comfortable to wear. She always met you with a smile on her face. She tried to help uplift others in spirit. She made a lasting impression on all those she met. In short, she touched many lives and that is a good measure of her life. She became a member of Community Chapel and that was a defining point in her church life. There, she had found a home of like-minded believers who follow Jesus. She loved the music, the fellowship, her Sunday School, and the preaching from the Word of God. And although we the family knew she was special, we are humbled at the outpouring of kind sentiments and accolades we have been receiving about her and just how much she meant to others in their life.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.