Carolyn 'Jean' Burke

Carolyn “Jean” Burke, 58, passed away July 21, 2013.
Jean was born on June 19, 1955, in Searcy. She was a seamstress and bookkeeper. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the choir, and teaching Sunday School. Her three precious grandchildren were her greatest joy.
Jean is survived by two sons, Walter Andrew Burke and wife Tammie Rather of North Little Rock and Brian Ray Burke and wife Jennifer of Waldron; a daughter, Christi Lynn Burke of Haskell; her parents, Olen and Helen West; three grandchildren, Madison, Abbie and Zach; three sisters, B.J. Sorrels and husband Ken of Alvin,Texas, Nancy Lavender and husband Mike of Lake Village, and Sandra Graber and husband Alden of Benton, as well as many other family and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel. The family will hold a memorial service officiated by Brother Ken Key at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 26,. at Spring Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 19200 Interstate 30 frontage road, Benton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.
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