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Ann Baldwin Burke

July 27, 1940 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Ann Burke Obituary

Ann Baldwin Burke, age 83, of Pittsboro passed away at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living on September 26th, 2023. She was born in Durham, North Carolina on July 27, 1940, to the late Frank Harold (Hal) Baldwin and Ila Copeland Baldwin.

Ann graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1958 and attended East Carolina University for one year. There she met Joe Wesley Burke, her husband of 63 years, who preceded her in death. She was employed at a finance company in Tarboro, North Carolina before moving with her family back to Chatham County where she worked part-time at the ASCS office. For the next twenty-five years she was a stay at home mom and caregiver for her widowed father. After her children were grown and her father passed away, she was employed as an administrative assistant at NC Farm Bureau Insurance Company until she retired. Ann was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. Her family was her pride and joy. A member of Pittsboro United Methodist Church, she was a devout Christian who extended hospitality to everyone she met. She was an exceptional cook and an avid preserver of the bounties of the family garden. Her zest for life was contagious.

She is survived by her daughters JoAnn Norwood (Bob) and Frankie Glosson (Robert), grandchildren Kristen Oakes (Stephen) and Ryan Thompson (Brooke), great grandchildren, Grady Oakes, Charlie Jo Oakes, Sam Thompson and Sawyer Thompson, and one sister Betsy Sturdivant (David).

A private burial will be held at the Ebenezer United Methodist ChurchCemetery. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held in the Pittsboro United Methodist Church sanctuary at 12pm on Wednesday October 4th, with the Reverend Lucas Nelson and Reverend Ben Alexander presiding. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Joe Niekro Foundation, 2401 Fountain View Drive, Suite 312, PMB12, Houston, Texas 77057; Gentiva Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 or Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, NC 27502.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living and Gentiva Hospice for their loving care and support.

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Funeral Service
October 4, 2023

12:00 PM
Pittsboro United Methodist Church
71 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312


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