Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jean Carol Drye Burleson

Jean Carol Drye Burleson, 84, of New London passed away January 11, 2021 at Atrium Health Cabarrus.  A private graveside service will be held at New Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.  There will be no formal visitation. 

Born May 2, 1936 in Guilford County, NC she was the daughter of the late James Joe Drye and Annie Mae Petrea Drye.  She was a member of New Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and was a homemaker and worked in textiles and cafeteria work. 

Mrs. Burleson was preceded in death by her husband, Earle Dean Burleson.  She is survived by three daughters Jan Lowder (Michael) of New London, Vickey Hall (John) of Cary, Tammy Morgan-Varner (Bill) of New London, 5 grandchildren Dustin Lowder, Joshua Lowder, Amanda Safrit, Andrew Morgan and Emily Morgan and two great-grandchildren Cayden Lowder and Grayson Lowder.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. 

To view a video tribute of Mrs. Burleson please click here.


  • Jane C Huneycutt Posted January 13, 2021 9:26 am

    We are so sad to hear of Jean’s passing. Jean was a sweet, loving friend to all and was a great caretaker helping us with mother. Jean was so loved and will be greatly missed by us. May God give you peace and know we will be praying for you.

  • JT and Patty Frick Posted January 13, 2021 9:21 pm

    Tammy, Vickey and Jan, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I have so many memories of Jean and Earl, all the time I got to spend with your family. I got to see her 2 weeks before Christmas, at one of her favorite restaurants, we talked about how we used to get together on Christmas Eve at Joe and Ann’s. Can’t believe she is gone. I pray for Gods strength and his love during this time. I love you all.

  • Frances Lentz Posted January 14, 2021 10:28 am

    This has broke my heart. Jean was a loved cousin, that shared many happy times at our Grandparents on Sunday afternoons. Later years as we watched our children grow up. I will miss her as will many others. Love to Tammy, Vicki and Jan, she dearly loved her family.

  • Donna Davis Jetton Posted January 14, 2021 12:12 pm

    Tammy, Vickey, and Jan I am so very sorry for your loss. I have good memories of your mom working in the cafeteria at Richfield ES. She was such a sweet and king lady. Please know that you and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers

  • DORIS ALLRED SKEEN Posted January 14, 2021 6:29 pm

    She was a good neighbor and friend to my parents and to me the time I lived in Richfield. I will always remember her kindness to my Mother and Dad. Love to all the family

  • Pamela F. Ford Posted January 15, 2021 2:13 pm

    So sorry to hear that Jean passed away. She was a previous neighbor before I was married and was a good neighbor and friend. Please accept my condolences . Jean will be missed but you have many cherished memories to remember. Be strong!!!

  • Beth, Nancy, Rodney and Junior Hinson Posted January 15, 2021 4:41 pm

    Our love and sympathy to Jean’s daughters, grandchildren and all loved ones. We were honored to get to know Jean. Her sense of humor, bubbly personality and positive attitude brought joy to us every time we spent time with her. May God’s promise to all believers give us all comfort that we will see her again. Much love to all.

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