New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 14, 2020

Lurene Whittle Burke

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Lurene Whittle Burke, 86, of West Point, Virginia, and formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away and was reunited with her “Valentine” and husband of 29 years on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

She was a devout Christian and life-long member of San Jose Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family.

Lurene was preceded in death by her husband, John Burke; and sister, Bonnie Fisher.

She is survived by her son, Benjamin J. Edwards III and his wife Debbie Woodmansee Edwards of West Point, Virginia; two stepsons, Joe Burke (Nancy) and Jimmy Burke (Della); seven grandchildren, Scott and Ryan Burke, Emily Seal, Charles Croswell, Terri Spiller, Bunni Overman, and Chad Edwards; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a devoted caregiver, Sherry Cole.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-5 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, Virginia 23181.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Point Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, P.O. Box X, West Point, Virginia 23181. Tributes may be posted at