Mildred Lucille Burrus

Published 5:35 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mildred Lucille Burrus
June 1, 1958 – Jan. 2, 2016 

Mildred L. Burrus, age 57, a resident of Pungo Village, Belhaven, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 surrounded by her family. Ms. Burrus previously lived in Pasadena, California and Brooklyn, New York.

Ms. Burrus was born in Belhaven on June 1, 1958 to the late Edward Jefferson Burrus and Mildred Barnhill Burrus. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her step-mother Helen Burrus of Durham, NC; her son Michael Porter Burrus of Papillion, NE; sisters, Edvita B. Moore and husband Kenneth of Jamesville, NC, Cheryl Burrus of San Antonio, TX, Phyllis Gordon and husband Howard of Middletown, NY; adopted sister Rydia Spencer and husband Willie of Belhaven, Celestine Simpson and husband Leroy of Zebulon, NC, Janet Palmer and husband Greg of Baltimore, MD, Denise Dudley of Durham, NC; brothers George Burrus and wife Dianna of Belhaven, Jerry Burrus and wife Sarah of Papillion, NE, Terry Burrus of Louisville, KY, Gruver Burrus and wife Glenda of Plymouth, NC, Samuel Dudley and wife Sandra of South Carolina, James Earl Wilder of Washington D.C., Larry Dudley of Charlotte, NC; two grandsons Tyree Sutton of Greensboro, NC, Rylan Maeschen of Papillion, NE; a special friend Jessie Selby of Belhaven; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends to cherish her memories. In addition to her parents, Ms. Burrus was also predeceased by one son, Derrick Burrus and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Burrus.

Ms. Burrus was a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church in Belhaven.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Saint Reddick Missionary Baptist Church in Belhaven, with Reverend James Harris officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of her brother, George Burrus, 290 George Street, Belhaven.

You may share a memory with the family and view Ms. Burrus memorial by visiting Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Burrus family.