Grace Mary Burns

January 13, 1941 - April 24, 2013
Grace Mary Burns


Grace Mary Burns, 72 of Wilmington and formerly of East Northport, NY passed away at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center on April 24, 2013.

Grace Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 13, 1941. Her parents were the late Sidney Burns and Clara Hopwood Burns.

Grace Mary was an active member of the Harbor United Methodist Church in Wilmington. She was an avid gardener and loved to see her azaleas in bloom. She enjoyed her profession as a kindergarten teacher, and in her retirement she combined her love of teaching and sewing by offering quilting classes. She had a strong spirit and sense of humor, well known to those that knew her.

She is survived by one daughter, Bethany Lineberry and husband Jamy; and one son, Jarrett Burr and wife Amanda; one granddaughter, Madelyn Lineberry; and one sister, Kathleen Knapp; two brothers, Vincent Burns and Thomas Burns.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 11am at Harbor United Methodist Church; 4853 Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harbor United Methodist Church or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 25, 2013
    Robin Sauer & Tammy Canterbury says:
    Tammy and I are so very sorry for your loss. While we did not know Grace Mary personally, we came to "know her" through our conversations with her sister, Kathy Knapp. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May peace be with you.

  • April 26, 2013
    Pam DeGlow says:
    Jarrod and Amanda & Bethany and Jamy, I will miss your mother greatly. She was a woman of great and vast talents as well and an open heart always willing to help. I met her shortly after moving here; she taught me many things, among which were the great talent of matching fun and crazy socks along with the correct holiday shirt! All the best to your family. Pam DeGlow Galligan Chiropractic

  • June 11, 2013
    Sara Goodwin says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Grace Mary. She was in my class at the Wilmington Athletic Club. I enjoyed teaching her and hearing all her stories about her family. She was so excited when her daughter got married. She made my son a quilt when he was born and he loves it. She will always hold a special place in my heart.