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Margaret Burrus

Margaret Burrus (Mann)

Saturday, June 11th, 1932 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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**Family Statement...We the Family of Margaret Burrus are asking due to the rising health risks of COVID-19 that you please understand we are limiting the attendance for our Mother's Funeral Services to immediate family and invited guests. We regret to to do this but we are thinking of the health and safety of all. Please watch via live stream the Funeral Services at via your phone, tablet, iPad, laptop or desktop computer***

Margaret Mann Burrus departed this life on July 8, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 11, 1932, to the late Laura Mann Barrow and the late Monroe O’Neal in Scranton, N.C. Margaret married James Henry Burrus on October 11, 1950. They were married for 67 years until he preceded her in death on August 8, 2018.

A loving and doting mother and grandmother, Margaret is survived by her daughters: Althea (Raymond) Albritton, Sandra Burrus Cooper, and Clementine (Dwight) Brown; nine grandchildren: James Nathan (Jasmine) Sheppard, Andrea Sheppard, Steven (Shaylee) Albritton, Aaron Albritton, Barrington (Arielle) Cooper, Charles (Siera) Cooper, Adam Cooper, Damian Brown, and Korey Ward. There are also nine great-grandchildren: Abrea Sheppard, Kyndal Sheppard, Thomas Sheppard, Jackson Albritton, Reece Albritton, Blake Cooper, Ari Cooper, Cydnee Cooper, and Charlee Cooper. Margaret thoroughly enjoyed spending time with “all her children”. She loved them dearly.

Margaret is also survived by her sister Rosabell Morrison, and brothers Herbert Barrow, Carlton O’Neal, and Calvin O’Neal. She was preceded in death by her little sister Mary Etta Barrow and little brother Joe Lewis Barrow.

Margaret was a stay at home mother for many years until she began working at DePaul Hospital Norfolk in 1965 as a pediatric nurse’s aide. She enjoyed working with children and her many co-worker friends. She retired in 1979.

Margaret always enjoyed embroidering, cooking, spontaneously singing gospel songs around the house, reading her bible, and attending church at the Historical Queen Street Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She cherished her membership which began under the pastorate of Dr. J. Jasper Freeman.

She believed in the goodness of God and his grace; that God held her in His hands. She was tired and needed rest and to be reunited with her heavenly family and James. She will be so greatly missed, but we all were blessed by her long, caring, and loving life. She is at peaceful rest.
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    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Joan Strayhan

Posted at 10:07am
Althea and Family my sincere condolences to you on the passing of your Mother. She and James are together again in the arms of God. May your memories of her sustain you during these coming days. Please know that I am praying for strength and love as you settle into a new chapter in your lives. Love always. Joan Potts Strayhan

sherry shannon

Posted at 03:51pm
To the Burrus Family your Mom meant so much to me I will miss her dearly
my fun memories with her and your Dad will live with me forever keep in touch
you all deserve an award for the care you gave your parents.

Shirley Jones

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