Bernice N. Burke

Published 8:53 am Monday, October 28, 2013

MURFREESBORO – Bernice Nipper Burke, 77, died October 22, 2013 at her home in Murfreesboro after a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Hertford County and was a member of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church.

The daughter of Ulmer Nipper and Bernice Warren Kenney, Mrs. Burke is survived by her husband of 61 years, Henry W. Burke; children, Ava B. Parrish and husband, Cecil, of Severn, Jeff Burke and wife, Susan, of Ahoskie, Mike Burke and wife, Wanda, of Lewiston, and Stacey Burke of Danville, VA; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Pat Sawyer and husband, Richard, of Sedley, VA; and nephew, Heath Sawyer of Charlotte.

Her funeral service was held Saturday in Murfreesboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Monica D. Yungeberg presiding.  Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

Anyone wishing to share a memorial gift please do so to Vidant Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, 313 East High Street, Murfreesboro, NC  27855.

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc., in Conway is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at