Gerald Scott Burke

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Mr. Gerald Scott Burke, 85, of Wesson, MS, passed away December 7, 2021, at St. Dominic’s Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was born in Wesson, MS, March 31, 1936, to David Scott Burke and Ella Day Burke. He was maintenance manager at Keystone Seneca upon retirement. He was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church where he selflessly served the Lord as well as his community.

Mr. Burke is preceded in death by his wife, Etta Ruth Burke; his parents; brothers, Charles Burke, Ralph Burke and wife, Sara; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Edwina Crouch.

Those left to cherish his memory are his, daughter, Leslie Smith; sons, Scott Burke and wife, Marie, Chris Burke and wife, Lynn, Brian Burke and wife, Gabe, Kyle Burke and wife, Charissa, and Mark Burke; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, John Paul Smith and wife, Bessie and Russell Smith and wife, Jo; and sister-in-law, Connie Burke, as well as other loving family members and friends.

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Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital 2500 N State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.