The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 22, 2013

May Burleson

Sunday, April 21, 2013 — May Barringer Burleson, age 87, of Albemarle, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Trinity Place, surrounded by her loving family.  

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. April 19, 2013. A 30 minute state was held prior to the service. Burial followed at Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

At other times, the family will meet at 26601 Parker Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.

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 14 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 and Stacey Burleson, all of Albemarle, Aaron Cooper and Nicholas Weaver, both of Salisbury, Darrell Burleson and wife Sarah of Midland and Stephanie Burleson of Salisbury; seven great-grandchildren, Dakota “Cody” Hopkins, Kayden Hopkins, Ava Martin and Cameron Martin, all of Albemarle, Andrew Burleson of Midland, Savannah Nail and Noah Nail, both of Salisbury; and a special son-in-law, J.T. Griffin of Albemarle.

May was a member of Vine Life Baptist Church.

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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