Doris “Dot” Burrus

In Memorial

Manteo, NC

Doris “Dot” Daniels Burrus, 91, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Spring Arbor of The Outer Banks with her loved ones around her. She was born July 3, 1922 in Wanchese, North Carolina to the late Charles Bailey Daniels, Jr. and Anne Deborah Daniels. She was the widow of Belton Bradford Burrus of Manteo, North Carolina.

Dot is survived by her daughters and their husbands: Bebe Burrus Woody and Robert E. Woody of Manteo, NC and Patricia “Di” Burrus Bucklad and George W. Bucklad of Apex, NC; four grandchildren: Jeffrey W. Midgett of Manteo, NC, Kristi L. Midgett Wright (Aaron L. Wright) of Nags Head, NC, Bradford “Brad” W. Bucklad (Leigh B. Bucklad) of Huntington, WV and Steven A. Bucklad (Megan M. Bucklad) of Cary, NC; eight great grandchildren: Brandi Midgett, Jeff Midgett, Sterling Wright, Miles Bucklad, Mason Bucklad, Evelynne Bucklad, Avery Bucklad and Jameson Bucklad; two great-great grandchildren: Topanga and Jace Midgett; two brothers and their wives: Rev. Elmo “Pop” Daniels and Jean Daniels and Charles S. Daniels and Molly Daniels and her brother-in law, Jack Burrus all of Wanchese and Manteo, NC. She was predeceased by a sister, Aileen Cudworth and a brother, Harold Daniels.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo, NC with Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Elmo Daniels officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC on Thursday evening, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Outer Banks Christian Radio Station, PO Box 340, Wanchese, NC, Young Life Huntington, PO 505, Huntington, WV 25719 or Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Robin Daniels Holt

    What a very special lady was Mrs. Dot! Love her dearly and will miss her sweet, sweet smile.

  2. Katrina Ratliff

    So sorry to hear of the passing of this fine lady. I know some of the family and think very highly of them and can see that the heavens has just gained a very special angel. I hope this time to celebrate her life will bring much comfort as you all gather and lay her to rest.
    Katrina Ratliff

  3. Faye Lewark Daniels

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

  4. Charlotte Dixon

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time she always such a lady. She will be missed.

  5. Dan and Anne York

    May God hold you in His arms and heal your sorrow. Mrs. Dot is with the angels now looking down on all of us. Please know you are in our prayers.

  6. Mary Jolliff Moore

    Bebe, Di, and family, Dot was so special. Now she is with Belton and the gang, and my Aunt Ima, and they’re probably designing a new garden in Heaven. My prayers and good thoughts are with you. Love, Mary

  7. Roxanne Jackson

    Bebe, Di and family,
    Ms Dot was a great lady and I enjoyed talking with her and enjoyed working with her at school! Heaven definitely has added a special angel that is enjoying seeing her family and many friends. Memories that you will share during this difficult time will help numb some of the pain! God will carry you through these days and the future without her !

  8. Ray and Sandy Midgett

    Farewell to an old family friend whom I’ve always loved and admired so much. I know where Dot is today and who she’s with, and I am so happy for her. She was a marvelous person.

  9. Mitzi Andrea

    Bebe and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always thought Miss Dot was so beautiful and sweet and the last time I saw her still felt that same way. My husband Dave only met her the one time at daddy’s funeral but you and your mom made quite an impression on him. My heart goes out to you and yours today. May God’s comfort and grace carry you through this difficult time.

  10. Robert and Cathy Davis

    The stars will shine brighter now that Dot and Belton are back together in their heavenly bodies to watch over their children and their families. Strength and love to all.

  11. George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC)

    I hadn’t been in “Mrs. Dot’s” company much in recent years. But whenever we did meet, it was just as if we’d talked the day before. She was always so genuine and gracious – a true lady. The expression “they don’t make them like that anymore” came to mind when I heard of her passing. Our sympathies to her family and friends – especially Bebe and Di.

  12. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  13. Diane Evans

    Bebe, Di & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Miss Dot. She was always such a sweet lady and I know she will be missed tremendously. But I also know that she has left this world for a better place and is now safely in the arms of Jesus.

  14. Donetta Livesay

    Bebe & family, dot will be sorely missed by so many! The livesays are sending prayers during this time. God bless. Donetta

  15. Sue Wallace

    Bebe,Bob, Kristi & all of your family I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Miss Dot. She was always a pleasure to be around and very sweet to me when I would see her at the Inn. She will be missed. Take care of each other…God bless!

  16. Brian Chadwick

    I hate that I won’t be able to be there today, but my time spent with Aunt Dot has been special. I will always smile when thinking back on those memories and I know she is in a better place now. It is amazing how much of an impact some people can make on your life, and I am proud to have had her in mine. Rest easy Aunt Dot. Love ya.

  17. Paulette and Harold Nall

    I will always remember how beautiful she was. We will be praying for the family. Thanks to Our God, we know where she is today. God Bless each of you. Paulette

  18. connie garrison gray

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of you mama. It has been 3 years for me and I still want to hear her voice and take care of her. God’s blessing be on all of you and give you peace.

  19. Estelle Wilson

    We loved your Mother. She was a sweet, loving, gentle lady. I am thinking today of all our good times when we were in our late 20’s.

  20. Kathy Dough

    Just learned of Ms. Dot’s passing so long ago. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by us all.

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