Au­drey M. Bur­ris

Record Observer - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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