Dorothy Burge

Dorothy Burge

Dorothy Mae Burge went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.    Dorothy was born September 2, 1917, the daughter of Ezekiel Decator Midgett and Elizabeth Midgett and was the widow of Benjamin A. Burge.  She was a registered nurse and a member of Son Rise Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Johnnie B. Quinn and husband Van D. of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Benjamin A. Burge, Jr., and wife Deborah and Robert Lynn Burge and wife Brenda all of Kitty Hawk, NC; a sister, Flora “Flip” Smithson of Elizabeth City, NC; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by ten sisters and brothers.

A funeral service honoring her will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Twiford Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Minister Homer Styons officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the funeral home lobby.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Burge family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Patricia Newbury

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. she has gone to be with those who have gone before her, as we all will do one day. It is hard losing a mother whether it be in-law or not. She lived a long life and I’m sure you all gave her a lot of happiness.
    God Bless You!!!

  2. Nan & Scott Campbell

    Johnnie, Van, Paige and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother/Grandmother. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
    Hugs from France.

  3. Vickie Bartley

    I’m so sorry for your loss, but how wonderful to have her in your life for all these years. Her memories will live with forever.

  4. Helen Jennings Midgett

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you.

  5. Roger and Caroline Bright

    Johnnie, So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  6. Vera T. Smith

    Johnnie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet person. May God Bless you and hold you in His comforting arms.

  7. Randy Hess

    God be with you….
    our thoughts and prayers go out to
    all the family…

    Gods Peace and Love,
    Randy and Becky Hess

  8. Chris Jones

    Andy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Chris and Carol Jones.

  9. Rudy Markham

    I am very sorry to hear about your mother. I suspect you were very close to her. I hope you enjoyed having her for so many years.

  10. Lana Otts Reynolds

    Johnnie, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

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