Dorothy May Burke

Dorothy May Burke, 65, of Goshen, Virginia passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, Virginia.

She was born September 20, 1956 in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of Helen Louise Hostetter Burke and the late John Edward Burke, Sr.

Dorothy formerly worked in the catheter department at Hollister in Stuarts Draft.

She was a loving daughter, mother, and grandmother who loved her family and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and playing cards.  She attended Rockbridge County High School.

Dorothy is survived by her mother; daughter, Renee Lynn Rowe Ingram and significant other Michael Vess; grandchildren: Jonathan Edward Rowe, Anthony Leon Ingram and significant other Allicyn Morgan, Dusty Vess; great grandchildren that she adored: Eli Walter, Addison Ray; brothers; John Burke, Jr., Timothy Burke, David Burke; sisters; Joyce Fox and husband Alvin, Evelyn Byram and husband Donnie; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew, William Burke; and a former son-in-law, Alan Keith Ingram.

She was preceded in death by her father and a nephew, Ronnie Lee Weaver, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Claudette Wilcher officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family has requested that attendees dress casual and comfortable in honor of Dorothy.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Rowe, Kevin Stroop, Dusty Vess, Charles Rowe, Chris Bowden, Cody Ingram, Jason Burke, and William Burke.  Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Craigsville Funeral Home and at her daughter’s home in Millboro at any other time.


  1. ChristyRandyMorris

    Our condolences goes out too the family for their loss .Dottie was a very sweet lady.RIP sweet lady

  2. Jennifer Dilley

    Im sorry for the loss of your mama.

  3. Teresa Y Spray

    My condolence goes out to Renee and her family. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Stacie Burke

  4. Jo Ann Shanks

    Dear Mrs. Burke and family,

    I was so very sorry to hear of Dottie’s passing and wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you all. Dottie was a classmate of mine many years ago.

    With Love and Prayers,
    Jo Ann Colvin Shanks

    Matthew 5:4
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.


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