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