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Garland Burke

Garland Eugene Burke

Friday, December 20th, 1946 - Friday, January 1st, 2021
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Garland Eugene Burke was born Dec. 20, 1946 in Norfolk, VA. He is the son of Doris T. Pollock and Richard N. Burke (deceased). He is survived by his spouse Rosa M. Burke, daughter Donya Y. Burke, and Danielle C. Vaughan and a stepson Demetrius L. Burgess (Sherri Burgess). He is also survived by three sisters Doris B. Walker (Robert S. Walker III); Phyllis Y. Almond (Purnell M. Almond, Sr.) and Velma Bowens (Herman Bowens, Jr.). Garland has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He has an aunt, two uncles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends across the country.

Garland was a part of a Military Family and resided in Amarillo, TX, Chesapeake, VA, Jacksonville, FL, Norfolk, VA, and Panama City, FL. Garland graduated from Carver High School in Chesapeake, VA, and as a teenager was employed by Krisp-Park Company full-time. After High School, he continued his education at Norfolk State College while working for Weyerhaeuser Corp., and Sandler Foods. Upon retirement from Weyerhaeuser, he attended Tidewater Community College where he received and Associates Degree in Automobile Mechanics. Due to his achievements at school, he was then employed by Tidewater Community College as a Vehicle Fleet Manager. He subsequently retired from Tidewater Community College.

Garland loved baseball as a child and played on local teams. As an adult, he loved automobiles and boats. That love was surpassed only by his love of fishing. He was an avid and passionate Fisherman. He loved going fishing, talking fishing, teaching fishing, and consuming fish. He shared this love with everyone.

Garland loved his wife, his family, and never met a stranger. He was known for his kindness and unbridled enthusiasm. His spirit is free, we will miss him dearly.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Riverside Memorial Park
    1000 E Indian River Road
    Norfok, VA 23523
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Sherri C Jones

Posted at 08:50am
Forever remembered, forever missed. Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we shared with Garland. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. From: TCC Security Sherri Jones

Vanessa Stockmar

Posted at 05:29pm
I hope the expressions of sympathy that you must be receiving from everyone provide some consolation to you. Hopefully, knowing how much Garland was loved will give you a measure of comfort. I will always remember that he was so kind to me. Rest In Paradise ✝️

Nequai Terry McLendon

Posted at 12:25pm
Not quite sure of what to say in the face of such a sudden and difficult loss. Cousin Garland was always so upbeat and so jovial. It was always such a joy to be in his presence. We miss him dearly. Praying for you all and we love you. Eric and Nequai Terry McLendon

Marion Terry

Posted at 11:01am
Garland shared his life and exuberance with his family and so many friends. He could connect with anyone of any age. He loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed.
Mr. Marion (Cousin) and Mr. Curtis Terry (Uncle)

Earnest howell

Posted at 05:39pm
My wife and I enjoyed his company, he was a delightful person to be around I will miss our talks and his zest for fishing and enjoying life and I will miss seeing him next door when I go out to do my yard chores I would stop and we would talk for awhile, he was my buddy and he will be missed. Rest in power Mr. Garland

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