Ancel Burke

Obituary of Ancel C. Burke

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Ancel C. “AC” Burke, 72, of St. Paul, VA, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennifer Jones Burke; parents, Clyde and Gertha Bowman Burke; brother, Jerry Burke.

AC was retired from Roanoke County Schools, an active member of Fellowship Community Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Kazim Shrine Temple. He was a helper to everyone and he had a heart of gold.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Burke; son, Brian Burke (Cari); grandchild, Xavier Burke; sister, Luann Freeman (Kip); two nephews; one niece; numerous cousins, as well as four grand-puppies.

Due to the current COVID situation and impending weather, the memorial service had been postponed.  The service will be rescheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Roanoke Rescue Mission, 402 4th Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24013.

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