Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

George Lee Burleson

George Lee Burleson, 84, of Albemarle, went to be with his Lord on Sunday February 2, 2020 surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 5th at 2 pm at Canton Baptist Church with Dr. Phil McRae officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 4th from 6 pm until 8 pm at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.

George was born September 21, 1935 in Stanly County, NC, son of the late Herman Fisher Burleson and Zelma Ellen Yow Burleson. Mr. Burleson retired from Lance Cracker Company. He was a member of Canton Baptist Church for 50 years where he formerly served on the Cemetery Committee for 20 years as well as many other committees. He had a great love for God, church, and specially his family.

Mr. Burleson is survived by his wife of 65 years Catherine Howell Burleson of the home, daughter Raedell B. Gardon and husband Jenda; son Charles D. Burleson and wife Grace, granddaughters; Mandy Gardon, Brittany Gardon, and Whitney G. Caudle and husband Dustin; grandson Charles Phillip Burleson, great grandchildren Brody and Bristol; a brother Ray Von Burleson; sister-in-law Betty Jean Burleson and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by a brother Billie Ray Burleson.

Memorials may be made to Canton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 24615 Endy Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • Scott & Diane Alexander Posted February 3, 2020 3:21 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Dianne Carpenter Posted February 3, 2020 7:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • JD and Rita Little Posted February 4, 2020 1:59 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss, but it’s George’s gain. May the Holy Spirit comfort you during this most difficult time.

  • Tracy and Phyllis Allman, Posted February 5, 2020 10:40 am

    Sorry for your loss,,, George was a good man and neighbor for 53 years,,,, he will be missed

  • Tisha Brown Posted February 5, 2020 3:08 pm

    May the family feel Gods Grace and Love in the coming days
    So sorry for the great loss to the whole family🙏🏼

  • Charlie and Dede Lockamy Posted February 8, 2020 11:23 am

    We are praying for your comfort and peace!

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