Eliza 'Granny' Burke departed this walk of life with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the age of 97 years and 1 month.
She was born Friday, July 16, 1915, in Lee Co VA.
Mom always worked hard and taught us the right way to live. She loved to make quilts as long as she was able, she loved all kinds of flowers and her gospel music and she was of the Baptist Faith. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her, but she has gone to sleep in Jesus arms.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ben Burke; infant twin boys and her son, Tommy and wife Sandy Burke; her parents, Peter and Florence Lambert; brothers, Arthur Ray Lambert, Jim Lambert, and Gale Lambert; sisters, Margie Creech, Nanabelle Dougan, Eva Fritzmeyer, and Cora Lambert.
Eliza is survived by four daughters, Emogene and Larry Mitchell, of Peebles, OH, Ruth and Gary Vincent, of Rome, GA, Peggy and Edward Bowles, of Duffield, VA, and Susie and Jim Campbell, of Jonesville, VA; fourteen grand- children; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2012, at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Province Funeral Home Sanctuary, in Pennington Gap, VA, with Richard Seiber officiating.
Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences can be sent to the family by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA 24277 Phone 276-546-2456
Province Funeral Home Sanctuary in Pennington Gap, VA, is serving the Burke family.