Colleen Joann Burns

October 27, 1970 - March 29, 2013
Colleen Joann Burns

Colleen Joann Burns, 42, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at her home.

Born on October 27, 1970 in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of Joann Harris Mahon (Leonard) of Universal City, TX and the late Edward Burns, Sr.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her two daughters, Brandi & Kaitlynn VanDorpe, both of Columbia, NC; a brother, Edward Burns, Jr. (Susan) of Gibbstown, NJ; and two sisters, Dawn Randle (David) of Greenville, NC and Carrie Burns of Washington, NC.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • April 01, 2013
    Kelly Lord-wolk says:
    My deepest sympathy to Susans family, I went to St. Maria Goretti H.S with sue, its been a long time since I've seen her, in very sorry for your loss, god bless her children, family, please accept my sincere condolences, praying for strength during this difficult time, .....Kelly Lord-Wolk

  • September 25, 2013
    Ed Burns says:
    Colleen I miss you. I'm still devastated that you're not here. You were my big sister, my playmate, my first friend We were born together. You always loved me...and fought for me. My true Angel on both heaven and earth. I love you Colleen. And of course, I will miss you period. Love your brother....Ede Bee

  • April 01, 2013
    Uncle Jim and Uncle DOUG says:
    You will be missed by many, Us also

  • April 01, 2013
    Chris & Sharon Findell says:
    We are so sorry, and we pray that God will help you through your grief.

  • April 01, 2013
    Charles & Debbie Dallas says:
    So Sorry for the loss of Colleen. She will be missed by all that loved and knew her. Sincerely, Charlie and Debbie Dallas