Mrs. Marian Burrus Austin, 87, of Hatteras NC, passed away peacefully February 21, 2014 surrounded by her loving children. A native of Hatteras, Mrs. Austin was born April 18, 1926 to the late Adolphus Burrus Sr. and Lucy Stowe Burrus. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and a former member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Marian was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She loved to cook and was known for her Molasses cookies and her generous nature. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Bruce N. Austin Sr.
Mrs. Austin is survived by two daughters, Harriet A. Fisher and husband John of Jarvisburg, NC and Theresa D. Williams of Frisco, NC and one son, Bruce N. Austin Jr. and wife Dr. Amanda Austin of Manteo, NC. In addition to her children she is survived by five grandchildren: Amy D. Kelly (Tim) of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Ryan F. White (Jennifer) of Huntersville, NC, Dr. Phillip A. Austin (Kelley) of Manteo, NC, Matthew R. Austin of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Joseph A. Austin (Yessenia) of Chesapeake, VA; and eleven great-grandchildren: Katherine Reilly, Colin and Michaela Kelly of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Austin, Jay, Grady, and Mason White of Huntersville, NC; Sophie and Silas Austin of Manteo, NC and Adrian and Daniella Austin of Chesapeake, Va. Mrs. Austin was also preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Bland and Lucy Allen Maurice and three brothers: Alonzo “Lonnie” Burrus Sr., Adolphus Burrus Jr. and William “Bill” Burrus.
Services will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 25th at Two O’clock in the afternoon by the Pastor(s) Ken Davenport and Dwight Burrus. Private burial will be held at Quidley Cemetery, Buxton, NC.
We, the family, would like to express our gratitude to Spring Arbor and the Cottage Staff, Dare Co. Home Health Care & Hospice, Dr. Ann Sumners and staff for the loving care they provided our loved one during her struggle with Alzheimer’s. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hatteras United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Hatteras, NC 27943; Dare Co. Home Health Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1000, 109 Exeter Street, Manteo, NC 2795; Hatteras Island Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 854, Buxton, NC 27920 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh NC, 27612.
Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.
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