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Eris Worsley Burks, 92, loyal Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church member

Eris Worsley Burks, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 92.

She was born in Duplin County on March 3, 1923, daughter of the late Walter C. and Annie Pearl Southerland Worsley.

She was a loyal member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for many years. She joyfully served in Bible school every summer until this year when she was no longer able. She regularly participated in the prayer room, baking for the bazaar and providing refreshments for blood drives and preparing meals for families at the Hospice Lifecare Center. She loved her church, and she loved and faithfully served her God all of her life.

Surviving Mrs. Burks are her daughters, Cathy Burks Hargett (Ernie), of Wilmington and Barbara Burks Eavey (Greg), of Hampstead; grandsons, James Hargett, of Wilmington, Shaw Hargett (Susan), of Stockton, California and Jarrett Eavey, of Hampstead; great-grandchildren, Dacian (Anna Mayo), Will (Pamela Lee), Anderson, Carrington and Grayson; brother, Donald A. Worsley (Shirley), of Elizabethtown; sisters-in-law, Nancy B. Worsley and Sandra Townsend (Thomas); and loving cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.

Mrs. Burks was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Callohill Burks and brothers, W. Cecil Worsley Jr., George K. Worsley and David R. Worsley.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road and at other times at the home of Mrs. Burks. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist, with the Rev. Beth Hood officiating.

Mrs. Burks was an avid gardener much of her life. She loved flowers and always surrounded herself with blooms from her garden and those received from neighbors and friends. Flowers are welcomed or memorial gifts may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop #26 at Wesley or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Her daughters wish to express special gratitude for the support of our loving extended family and mother’s friends, Dr. Sara Borcherding and the fifth floor staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, as well as the staff at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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