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Mildred G. Burke

November 9, 1926 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 95)
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Mildred G. Burke

November 9, 1926 – November 4, 2022


Mildred Grace Burke, age 95 of Monroe, passed away the morning of November 4, 2022 peacefully in her home.


Born November 9, 1926 in Newport, Michigan, Mildred was the daughter of the late William and Mary (McBee) Berry. Mildred met the love of her life, Roy Burke, and on June 25, 1949, they got married in Monroe. Together they raised three children and spent over 62 years together before Roy’s passing in August of 2011.


Mildred was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. In her free time, Mildred was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. She also enjoyed completing puzzles, quilting, gardening, and she looked forward to her weekly game of Yahtzee with her kids.


To cherish her memory, Mildred leaves her children: Roy (Michele) Burke, Jr., David (Chris) Burke, and Laura Burke; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren as well as one on the way; a sister, Judy Daniels; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, Mildred is preceded in death by five sisters: Ruby Braden, Etta Braden, Edith Coulter, Helen Berry, and Bobby Giles; two brothers Edward Berry and William Berry; and one infant brother.


Family and friend are welcome to a visitation on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Rupp Funeral Home from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Rupp Funeral Home beginning at 11:00 am. Pastor Roy Southerland will officiate. A private burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mildred are suggested to the Monroe County Humane Society.


Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com


November 9, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

Funeral Service
November 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

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