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Rilda Thomas Burke
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1907
Death: Sep. 14, 1995

The daughter of John Henry and Minda Thomas. Born in Oneida, Tennessee. Married Will Haden Burke.

Rilda had 10 children. 7 sons: Lewis, TL, Haward, JD, Jessie, Chrestin, Lester; 3 Daughters: Connie, Elizabeth, and Menda Ann,

Rilda Burke, 88, of Oneida, died Thursday evening, September 14, 1995, at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida. She was born in Scott County on April 16, 1907, to the late John Henry Thomas and the late Menda Jane Foster Thomas.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Haden Burke; two sons, T. L. and Lewis Burke; three stepsons, Mitchell, Ovia and Ester; and six brothers and three sisters.

She was a member of the Bethalonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters: Connie Terry, Elizabeth Boyatt and Menda Williams, all of Oneida; five sons: Howard Burke, J. D. Burke, Jessie Burke, Creston Burke and James Lester Burke, all of Oneida; two stepdaughters: Dorothy Marcum of Oneida and Alice Hamby of Winfield; 3 half brothers: Gabriel Thomas of Lenior City, Aaron Thomas of Coos Bay, Oregon, Cleophia Thomas of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the West-Murley Funeral Home Chapel in Oneida with Rev. Norman Burke and Rev. Robert King officiating. Burial was in the West Cemetery at Rt. 3, Oneida. Pallbearers were Monty Burke, Chris Williams, Paul A. Burke, Johnny P. Burke, Charles E. Burke, Randy Burke and Rodney Burke. West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements

Brothers
Calvin Thomas
Sylvester Thomas
Charlie Thomas
Willie Thomas
James Thomas
Joseph Thomas
Aaron Thomas

Sisters
Cordelia Thomas Cecil
Glitha Thomas Cecil
Lizzy Thomas West Davidson

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Henry Thomas (1875 - 1948)
  Menda Jane Foster Thomas (1872 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Will Haden Burke (1889 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Lewis Burke (1929 - 1990)*
  T. L. Burke (1931 - 1990)*
  Willie Howard Burke (1933 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cordelia Thomas Cecil (1897 - 1982)*
  Sylvester Thomas (1901 - 1967)*
  Glitha Thomas Cecil (1901 - 1921)*
  Lizzie Thomas West Davidson (1903 - 1988)*
  Calvin Thomas (1906 - 1918)*
  Rilda Thomas Burke (1907 - 1995)
  Isaac Thomas (1910 - 1974)*
  Charlie Thomas (1912 - 1915)*
  Willie Thomas (1915 - 1916)*
  James Z Thomas (1916 - 1994)*
  Aaron Thomas (1931 - 1996)**
  Cleophia Thomas (1934 - 2015)**
  Joseph Thomas (1936 - 1936)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
West Cemetery
Oneida
Scott County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Jul 13, 2007
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