Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Etha Blanche Furr Burris

Etha Blanche Furr Burris, 88, of Albemarle passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in her home. Her funeral service will be 3 PM Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Brannen Hooven and Elder Richard Broadway and Elder James Carelock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Saturday evening from 4 until 6 PM.

 Born October 27, 1932 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Craven Cephus Furr and Bessie Sides Furr. She was a member of Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

 Mrs. Burris was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Arthur Burris Jr. and a son Lawrence Arthur Burris III. Survivors include daughter Rebecca McKeon and husband Eddie of Albemarle, sons Joseph Allen Burris and wife Rita of Albemarle, Mark Anthony Burris and wife Tina of Denton, two brothers Steve Furr and wife Judy of Sault Ste Marie, MI and Tommy Furr and wife Susan of Oakboro, sister Jean Carelock of Sumter, SC, 9 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Eldridge Furr and sisters Louise Almond and Mary Frances Austin.

To link to the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Facebook page to view Mrs. Burris’ service, please CLICK HERE.


  • James Russell Posted February 4, 2021 2:51 pm

    Becky, Joe and Mark…I’m so sorry for your loss..Your mom was a loving and caring woman..She stood by you through thick and thin. She was a fighter and she proved it through her illness. She was a mom to me and I will always be thankful for that. I love you guys and have you all in my heart and prayers. I know your dad and Lane welcomed her home. I pray for healing hearts for the whole family..

  • Sue and Howard Isenhour Posted February 4, 2021 4:46 pm

    We will all miss your mothers sweet smile and her humble countenance! She was a precious sister and a faithful servant to the church! We will miss her at Old Mountain Creek ! We rejoice for her for we know she is with our Lord but our hearts are heavy with loss! May God bless and comfort each of you!

  • Elaine Efird Posted February 5, 2021 11:46 am

    Aunt Blanche meant so very much to me throughout all her years! She was an example and inspiration to me. She had a strength and bravery in her life; traveling with and raising her children alone many times in the early years. She was someone to be admired and I definitely admired and loved her so!

  • Eddie McKeon Posted February 5, 2021 6:38 pm

    I’ve always said it is not that you are rich or famous to be remember; It is what you have done in your life that will be in the hearts of others. Mrs. B, will always be in my heart for her love to her family and her love to God. She never talked politics and always seen the good of others.

  • Tressy Posted February 5, 2021 11:23 pm

    This woman….so much to say…..I knew her for a short time yet she taught me a great lesson in life. …No matter what the end of life holds for you, you can keep a grin on your face with no complaints because God and faith is that great. Truly this is what I experienced with Etha Blanche Burris a woman of God I admire!!

  • Elaine Smith Posted February 5, 2021 11:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and yet so thankful for the reunion in Heaven! Y’all already know how kind and loving your mom was and how much she loved Her Lord and Savior. Her legacy will live on in her children. I am going to miss her even though I didn’t see her often. Her love and beautiful smile will live on. I love y’all.

  • Bernice Simmons Posted February 6, 2021 9:55 pm

    Prayers for her family members.I know it’s hard but we have to trust in God. She was a good Christian lady. To me that is what is most important.

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