Margaret Johnson Burkes

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 31, 2005

Services for Margaret Johnson Burkes, of Meadville, are 1 p.m.Saturday, April 2, at New Fork U.M. Church with burial in MeadvilleCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at Marshall FuneralHome Chapel in Bude.

Mrs. Burkes, 75, died March 26, 2005, at Franklin MemorialHospital. She was born in Franklin County on Sept. 10, 1929, toWilliam “Bill” Johnson and Lula Brown Johnson.

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She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Fork UnitedMethodist Church where she served of the board of trustees.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, CharlesBurkes; one daughter, Linda Teresa Burkes; four brothers, AlbertWeathersby Sr., Hollis Johnson, Henry “K.C” Byrd and Joe Hines; andone sister, Ester Mae Bayliss.

Survivors are her husband, Albert James Burkes, of Houston,Texas; two sons, Jerry Burkes of Akron, Ohio, and Craig AnthonyBurkes of Meadville; four daughters, Betty O’Neal and PatriciaBurkes, both of Houston, Texas, Brenda Cager of Brookhaven andLouise Williams of Brenham, Texas; one sister, Ernestine Andersonof Laurel; two sister-in-laws; 10 grandchildren; twogreat-grandchildren; three goddaughters; and a host of nieces,nephews, cousins and friends.