Alpha Lydia Burke

Alpha Lydia Burke, 96, went to her heavenly home Sunday, November 15, 2020. She was a member of Briar Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harrison Burke and Bobbie Givens Burke; brothers, Ernest Burke, JH Burke and Jimmy Burke; sisters, Mae Moles, Martha Ferguson, Mildred Brewer, Tena Lamb, Ova Turner and Dorothy Ferguson; nephews, James Moles, Dayton Moles, Thomas Ferguson, Michael Ferguson and Keith Burke; and niece, Linda Ferguson.

She is survived by nieces, Lois Greene, Gail Dean, Joyce Brown, Cathy Johnson, Ernestine Webber and Marcella Shockley; nephews, LC Ferguson, JB Brewer, Danny Lamb, Jesse Turner, Kenneth Turner, James Ferguson, Kyle Ferguson, Maynard Burke and Laymon Burke; several great-nieces and nephews; and host of other family and friends.

The family expresses their thanks to all the people who helped Alpha at home during her years of declining health: Hancock County Home Health Agency nursing staff and CNA caregivers, and Dr. John Short, and Lisa Trent, FNP, at Sneedville Medical Center.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 18 at McNeil Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Burke Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Seals officiating.

Arrangements by: McNeil Funeral Home

To plant a tree in memory of Alpha Burke as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.