Shirley Nadean Burns

March 1, 1936 - June 8, 2019
Shirley Nadean Burns

Shirley Nadean Burns age 83 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

She was born on March 1, 1936 to the late George Graham Murray and Merlee Hardin Murray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton LeNair Burns, Sr.

Nadean was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and has careers in nursing, retail management, and bridal consultation.

She is survived by two daughters, Deana Prestwood and Emily Sagar; one son Fulton Burns, Jr.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Jane Hodges, and Joanne Shepard; and other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the graveside in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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  • June 09, 2019
    Aunt Clara says:
    My love and blessings to my nieces and nephew and their families. Love all of you.

  • June 09, 2019
    JOANN SHEPARD says:
    love and Blessings to all of you her family, I will miss you my sister! So glad for our visit and phone conversations recently.

  • June 10, 2019
    dave says:
    I am so sorry May the God who gives us this comfort be with the family at this time. US Obituaries for your loss , Loosing a loved one is traumatic and very difficult. However the Bible says at Rev. 21:4 - “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  • June 10, 2019
    Morgan Johnson says:
    Loss never comes with ease when it comes to those we love and care for dearly. I’m grateful for the time I have been able to spend with my family during my grandmother’s transition; she brought us together and made us stronger than ever. One thing I have learned about life is that difficult moments bring about great blessings if we allow everything to happen on God’s time. I pray that each and everyone of you hold your memories close to your heart, Grandma is not but a whisper away.

  • June 11, 2019
    Robert Bradberry says:
    my thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a wonderful woman who was loved by many and will be missed dearly.