Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Joseph Suttles Burris

Joseph Suttles Burris, 75, of Albemarle passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 in his home. His funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park.

Born June 23, 1944 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late John Suttles Burris and Eula Belle West Burris. He was the owner and operator of Burris Grading and Hauling and worked for many years as a truck driver. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Albemarle and was a veteran of the US Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.

Mr. Burris is survived by his wife 51 years, Shelia Luther Burris, daughter LeAnne Burris Callahan and husband Todd of Fuquay Varina, brother Jerel Burris and wife Patricia of Albemarle, grandson Sean Patrick Callahan of Fuquay Varina.


  • Carole Poplin Posted January 27, 2020 6:09 pm

    Thinking of you Sheila and days gone by. You have my sincere sympathy. Love you.

  • Lynne & Glenn Hancock Posted January 27, 2020 6:56 pm

    Shelia & family, we are so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Loving thoughts and prayers for all members of the family during this time of bereavement. ❤️🙏🏻

  • Gene Burris Posted January 27, 2020 8:16 pm

    My wife, Elizabeth, and I along with our family, wish to express our sympathies to Joseph’s family at this time,
    My memories are from the days of our youth. Please know that we will be thinking and offering prayers for you through these difficult days. May the blessings of God be upon you. Gene Burris (Chase City, Va)

  • Gail and Alan Burris Posted January 27, 2020 8:51 pm

    So sorry to hear this ! Thought the world of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you !

  • Kathy Hughes Posted January 28, 2020 11:04 am

    I’ll be praying for you all.
    Kathy (former employee of SECU)

  • Brenda Morton Posted January 29, 2020 7:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

  • Robert H Gaither MD Posted January 30, 2020 2:37 pm

    Sheila, Donna and I are very sorry for your loss. I was always glad to see and talk with Joe and know he will be very much missed by you and the family.

  • John and Bonnie Herring Posted January 30, 2020 6:48 pm

    Sheila…….Just found out about Joe, so sorry to hear about his passing. He was a good man and we all loved him and you. God Bless, and welcome Joe to Heaven!

  • Linda Griffin Posted February 3, 2020 9:24 am

    So so sorry for your loss. Joe stopped in often at the plant (Albemarle Wood Preserving) just to talk and laugh a bit. We were just talking last week about no seeing him in a good while. I was shocked to learn of his passing. Your family will be in my prayers.

  • Ann Almond Gouveia Posted February 4, 2020 12:36 pm

    So sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I grew up as a child among the entire Burris family because my grandfather, Henry Thompson lived in their neighborhood. Jerel, I’m sure you also remember my cousin David Ritchie who was always hanging out with Benny Bowers. Sooo long ago. May God give your family the strength to faithfully continue through this trying time.

  • Patricia Wilson Posted February 13, 2020 5:18 pm

    Sheila I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you. It is hard loosing a husband,I know. But God will help you. Love Patty

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