|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 2010|
Mrs. Kristine Y. Burks, age 88, of Jonesboro passed away April 29, 2010 at her residence at Lake Spivey.
She was born August 26, 1921 in Forest Park, GA to the late Bernice B. Yancey and Bealer W. Yancey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Martin O. Burks, Jr. and brother Jimmie B. Yancey.
"Toochie" as she was affectionately known by her family and friends attended Bessie Tift College and was a graduate of the Marsh College of Business. After WWII she was an employee of IBM and Eastern Air Lines in Atlanta eventually retiring as a real estate broker in her own firm.
She was an accomplished world traveler who enjoyed many ocean cruises in her lifetime visiting hundreds of cities of the world on six of the seven continents. Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying "It's not the years in the life, but the life in the years." And this was so true of Toochie.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Allen S. and Lisa S. Burks of Tyrone, grandchildren, Elizabeth K. Burks and Allison K. Burks, sister and brother in law, Mary "Bud" and Bill Cooper of Jonesboro, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held Sunday May 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro. The family will receive friends Saturday May 1, 2010 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from April 30 to May 1, 2010
Sherwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
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