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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.
Tammy Coulter says
I will so much miss the phone calls and conversations we would have when she would call me at the church. She would make me laugh so hard and she would be laughing also.
You will be missed. Rest In Peace Ms. Jean
Julie Brown says
She was a sweetheart. She and her son David would stop by on their way home from Sam’s with rotisserie chicken, potato salad for us. They would also bring a HUGE container of cheese puffs for our boys. We will miss her very much. The Gary Brown Family
Brenda Wilkins says
This woman made my life full. She was like my mother and best friend and I truly loved spending time with her. I know she is just where she wanted to be and having the best face to face conversation with her GOD and making him smile. Rest in peace my sweet friend until we meet again
Traci Harman says
Mrs. Jean always made me laugh. She was such a generous, honest woman who loved doing for others. She will be missed. Prayers for her family.
Sheila-Marie Johnson says
My heart goes out to the family. I did not know her personally, my daughter is married to her grandson Monte, but I know Mrs. Burke is loved and missed by her family . Our loss is indeed heavens gain.
Brenda Williams and family says
Richard McClendon passed away January 31, 2022. We missed you very much. We now have you on our mind and in our hearts. We love you always
We thank God for your love and joy that you shared with us.