Audrey M. Burris
SUDLERSVILLE — Audrey Marie Burris of Sudlersville died at the age of 84, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in her home.
Audrey M. Burris was born June 12, 1932 in Sudlersville, the daughter of the late William Mabrey, and Helen “Walls” Mabrey. Mrs. Burris attended, and walked every day, to the Felton school house through the seventh grade. At the age of 18, she married George Edward Burris Sr. and the two began their family shortly thereafter. Mrs. Burris had her first two children before going to work at Leeds Travelware, where she worked as a suitcase liner for 28 years. Audrey enjoyed gardening, baking, canning and writing letters. She was a very hard worker, and a continuous heartfelt caregiver to family and friends. Audrey was one who helped many people throughout her life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Burris Sr.; her son, George Burris Jr.; her granddaughter, Dawn
Bilbrough; her sister, Maryanna Ridley; and her dearest aunt, Margaret Walls.
She is survived by her four children, Carolyn Klecan (Louis) of Felton, Del., Gary Burris (Jennie) of Millington, Rhonda Bilbrough (Lance Dean) of Chester and Ronnie Burris of Sudlersville; her special companion, James Norris Graham of Sudlersville; her brother, John Mabrey of Hartly, Del.; 15 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; and her close friend, Martha Dean of Chester.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Fellows Family Funeral Home, 370 Cypress St., Millington. Services will begin at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will follow services in Sudlersville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to “pay it forward” the way Audrey would have.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome. com.