The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 19, 2013

May Burleson

Thursday, April 18, 2013 — May Barringer Burleson, age 87, of Albemarle, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Trinity Place in Albemarle.   

The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Gary Hunsucker and Rev. John Melton, was at Vine Life Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013. There was a 30 minute state prior to the service. Burial followed at Pine Grove United Methodist Church. At other times, the family will meet at 26601 Parker Road, Albemarle.

Mrs. Burleson was born on April 30, 1925, to the late Charlie Lee Barringer and the late Pearlie Lillie Helms Barringer. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J. Hugh Burleson; a daughter, Judy Burleson Morton; and 15 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a son; Steve Burleson and wife Jennifer of Salisbury; a daughter, Linda Griffin of Albemarle; a sister, Wilma Allen of Florida; eight grandchildren, Marie Martin and husband Joel, Brandy Hopkins and husband Ricky, Chris Burleson and friend Valerie, Stacey Burleson, Aaron Cooper, Nicholas Weaver, Darrell Burleson and Stephanie Burleson; seven great-grandchildren, Dakota “Cody” Hopkins, Kayden Hopkins, Ava Martin, Cameron Martin, Andrew Burleson, Savanna Delaney and Noah Nail.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Vine Life Baptist Church, 24655 St. Martin Road, Albemarle,  NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Burleson family.

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