Ethel Jane Burns

December 18, 1925 - April 26, 2010
Ethel Jane Burns

Ethel Jane Burns (Essie) went to be with her Lord on Monday April 26, 2010 after a long illness.

She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on December 18, 1925. Her mother was Ethel Prior Williams and her father was Willard Stadden Williams.

Essie was a graduate of Stuart Hall, Staunton, Virginia, and Haskell Junior College, Auburndale, Massachusetts. For many years, she was active in the Cape Fear Garden Club and the St. Anne’s Guild of the St. James Episcopal Church.

She is survived by a cousin, Scott A. Williams, of Laporte, Pennsylvania.

A member of the St. James Episcopal Church since 1990, she will be remembered in a memorial service and inurnment there at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday May 22, 2010 in the St. Francis Garden.

Donations may be made to the New Hanover County Humane Society or the St. James Episcopal Church.

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  • April 27, 2010
    latoya foye says:
    She was a sweet lady that loved to wear her red lipstick..... she will be truly missed. May God be with this family during this time.....

  • April 30, 2010
    Michele says:
    Essie, You lived life with spirit and spunk! I loved your smile and I miss having you greet me each day. May God bless you and Julius.