Terry Lynn Burke

terry burke

September 11, 1954 ~ November 14, 2023

Born in: Newport News, Virginia
Resided in: Dacula, Georgia

Terry Lynn Burke, age 69, of River Springs, Dacula, Georgia, passed away after a battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of love and devotion. Born in Newport News, Virginia, to parents Robert and Helen Morgan, Terry’s life was characterized by her unwavering commitment to her family and her profound connection to nature.

Terry’s educational journey led her from Northpoint High School in Northpoint, NY, to the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a B.S. degree. However, her most cherished role was that of a dedicated stay-at-home mom. Terry poured her heart and soul into creating a loving and nurturing home for her family.

A lover of all animals, Terry found immense joy in the companionship of her family dogs, Daisy, Hope, Finley, and Maggie. Her passion for gardening and spending time in nature reflected her appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. With an unexpectedly dry sense of humor, Terry brought laughter to those around her, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere wherever she went.

Terry’s selflessness knew no bounds, and she went above and beyond to take care of others. From early morning swim practices to crafting family-favorite spaghetti dinners, she exemplified the true meaning of maternal love. Always willing to lend a listening ear, Terry made it a point to remember every detail of her loved ones’ lives, ensuring they felt heard and understood.

Survived by her loving husband, Gerry R. Burke of Dacula, GA, Terry leaves behind a devoted family: daughter Hannah E. Burke of Atlanta, GA; sons Brandon C. Burke (Sarah) of San Francisco, CA, and Dustin T. Burke (Brent) of Atlanta, GA; and one cherished grandchild, Audrey. Her memory will be forever cherished by her brothers, Kelly Morgan (Rita) of Little Silver, NJ, and Craig Morgan of North Haven, CT.

Terry Lynn Burke’s life was a testament to the power of love, laughter, and genuine care for others. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her, and her legacy will continue to inspire kindness and compassion for generations to come. May she rest in eternal peace.

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  1. Although we lost touch after high school , I’m so glad we reconnected last year. We were very good friends from elementary school till high school and spent lots of time talking and giggling at school, sleepovers and on the phone. Her smile and sense of humor were always a joy. Sending peace to her loving family and light and love to Terrys courageous spirit as she journeys on.

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss! We have so many fond memories of our times together. Praying for you and your family.

  3. So sorry we lost touch but the memories are coming back vividly. A Thanksgiving Terry brought me along to Northpoint in our days at UNH. A year of roommates in Stoke Hall at UNH.
    So sorry this world has lost Terry but her legacy lives on. Prayers for the family and regrets I have not met you all.

  4. Terry was an important friend of mine growing up and right through high school. I have many memories of time spent together through the years. Later as a mother she spoke with pride about Hannah, Dustin and Brandon. I was very moved by her strength and courage facing cancer. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to Terry’s family.

  5. CandleImageWe have so many memories of shared friendship and swim parenting with Terry and Gerry. Our hearts ache with you, and we pray for peace and comfort now and in the many days to come. We are in Texas with our family and regret we will be unable to join you on Sunday.

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