Sharon Alice Burke

Sharon Alice Burke, 79, of Goshen, Virginia passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital in Lexington, Virginia.

She was born July 15, 1942, in Augusta County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Raymond Sprouse and Mildred Ellen Wade Sprouse.

Mrs. Burke was a housewife. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great, great grandmother. She loved working on the farm, crocheting, and working on puzzles. She was a magnificent cook, and one of the most giving people you would ever want to meet.

She was married to the late Thomas R. Burke who preceded her in death in December 2009.

She is survived by four children, Tommy L. Burke & wife Amanda of Goshen, Debbie Campbell & husband Mike of Churchville, Virginia, Lisa A. Clark & husband Scott of Vesuvius, Virginia, and Rose Nicholson & husband Chuck of Goshen, Virginia; three brothers, Bernard Sprouse of Craigsville, Virginia, Albert Sprouse of Augusta Springs, Virginia, Willis Sprouse & wife Ruth of Monroe, North Carolina; 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great, Great Grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Sprouse.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 22, 2021, at Craigsville Funeral Home with Claudette Wilcher officiating. Interment will be in the Burke Family Cemetery.


  1. Beulah Bryant

    If I’m able to come to the funeral I will but I’m having a lot of health problems and cant stand up very long at one time. But my heart goes out for all the family and if there’s anything I can do besides praying let me know. I loved her and she was the most gentle and soft spoken person that I ever met. God Bless you one and all.

    • Debbie

      Thank you

  2. Barbara Tate Loving

    “Doodle Bug ” as I called her all my life was a very special and caring person who would do what she could for others. When we were young I looked up to her as a big sister when she would come visit us in Richmond. As we grew older we were into different areas of our lives but she still included me in her wedding as a flower girl .I loved coming to the mountains to visit. Wish I had come more recently. Rest in peace dear Doodle. God Bless.

    • Debbie

      Thank you Barbara, she spoke of you often.


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