Doris Burbage

Published 12:16 am Friday, May 18, 2012

Mrs. Doris Blankenship Grant Burbage, 68, a resident of 701 Burbage Road, Bath, went home to be with Jesus on May 15, 2012.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Doris Blankenship Grant Burbage

Doris Ann was born in Asheville on May 29, 1943, daughter of William Clayton Blankenship and Marion Virginia McCurry Blankenship who preceded her in death. She graduated from Valley Springs High School, Arden & Skyland, N.C., in 1962. She retired from Capt’n Buc’s Galley in Pantego, where she was manager for 25 years. On May 5, 1962, she married Garland Samuel Grant. They had two children, Garland Samuel Grant III and Kerrie Lanette Grant. In 1979, she married James Talmadge Burbage Jr. They were married for 33 years.

In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her brother, Fred David Blankenship of Asheville and his wife and children; her sister, Marion Patricia Harris and her husband Mike and their children, all of Candler; her sister, Donna Kay Smith and her husband Randy and their children, all of Asheville, and many nieces and nephews. In addition, her granddaughter, Jamie-Lynn Keel and husband Paul and great-granddaughter, Karen Autumn Keel, and two grandsons, Brandon Ange and Jonathon-Taylor Grant.

She was most proud of her children and loved her grandchildren very much. She spoke of them often. She always found the goodness in everyone she met and never had an unkind word for anyone. She will be forever missed and always remembered by everyone who knew and loved her. Mama: Rest well and rest easy. We will meet again someday soon.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the homes of Jim Burbage, 701 Burbage Road, Bath, and Kerrie Grant, 40 Braddy Road, Washington.

At Doris’s request, memorial contributions can be made to The Blind Center, P.O. Box 491, Washington, NC  27889 or to the Beaufort County Humane Society, P.O. Box 8, Washington, NC 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Burbage family.