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Mildred Juanita Helton Burke

• Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Graveside service for Mrs. Burke will be Saturday, March 22 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Brother Don McElroy officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday after noon at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burke, age 89, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Lebanon Health & Rehab Center.

Born March 18, 1925 in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Walter and Ione Watson Helton.  She had a very successful career with BellSouth Telephone retiring from AT&T after 42 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Homer W. Burke on May 7, 2012.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Colbert; granddaughter, Ashley Shannon Colbert; and a niece, Patricia Kopp.

Pallbearers will be James Grisham, Doug Hulse, Donny Jordan, Ken Colbert, Jimmy Bennett and Randy Dewitt.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, New Leash on Life or to Vanderbilt Heart, Vanderbilt Gift Processing PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. 

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