Marian Burrus Austin

Marian Burrus Austin

Hatteras, NC

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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  1. MaryDawn Midgett Judy

    Harriet, Theresa, and Bruce, you have my prayers and sympathy for your loss. Your mother was a big part of my childhood and I will never forget her smile and kind words.

  2. 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.

  3. Margaret Burrus Waldy

    May your memories be full of what a wonderful woman Aunt Marian was, how much she loved you all and how proud she was of each of you! Thinking of you all and mourning the loss of a genuine lady!

  4. Lynn Gray Price

    I am so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know your entire family is in my prayers. God bless you and keep you in His care…..

  5. Jane & Gerald Rollinson

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for Gods hands of peace on you all at this time. Ms. Marian was a wonderful lady.

  6. Carol Dillon Dawson

    Miss Marion was always smiling and so kind. Thoughts and prayers to the family. She was an amazing woman that was loved by everyone.

  7. Katie & Jeff Oden

    Heartfelt prayers for you all. Miss Marion was a special lady that always had a kind word to say to anyone that was lucky enough to cross her path. She will surely be missed!

  8. Katie & Jeff Oden

    Heartfelt prayers to you all. Miss Marian was a special lady that always had a kind word to say to anyone that was lucky enough to cross her path. She will surely be missed!

  9. Jason Midgett

    So sorry for your loss! My mom, Aldena, my brother, Harold, and I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Marian. We are praying that you would be comforted at this time.

  10. Rosa Alice Mayo

    Miss Marian, like so many other mom’s when we were growing up was one of our mom’s..have so many memories, and the molasses cookies, she made Christmas ornaments, and when I came home she had a shoe box full of them for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..<3

  11. patricia nash

    ..Harriet and Family…I am so very sorry for your loss..sending prayers and BIG HUGS your way..♥

  12. Beth Williams

    Remembering Marian’s beautiful smile and loving hugs. I feel blessed to have had her in my life.

  13. Patricia Peele

    she was such a part of growing up in hatteras. loved talking to her. your family is in my thoughts

  14. Jim and Vickie Simmons

    We enjoyed Ms Marion for her ready smile, and always a laugh. Though we did not know her many years,as most of you, she left an impression on us that always brings smiles. We are so sorry that you will miss her too,but I am sure, always with smiles as you remember her.

  15. Rauna Conner

    May you receive comfort and strength from God,your family and friends. May your many memories bring you joy and peace.

  16. Wiley Bland

    A wonderful aunt when growing up. Always had a ready smile and a hug when needed. She will be missed by many.

  17. Marilyn Bland

    Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of our Miss Marian. She welcomed a yankee openly into her heart.
    Love, Marilyn

  18. Wylie Williams

    Praying for God to bring peace in your hearts as Marion was a special Lady and now she is in Gods loving arms.

  19. Angie Brady-Daniels & Ken Daniels

    Wishing you peace during this difficult time. You were all so very good to your mother and grandmother. Hope you feel the love of family and friends all around you.

  20. Tim MIdgett

    A very special lady who touched the lives of so many generations of us who had the good fortune to grow up in Hatteras. She is in a better place now – but, the memoriies will live on in

  21. Jennifer & Bill Stowe

    Harriet, Theresa and Bruce our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. We both have fond memories of your mother and know that today she is at peace having finished her race on this earth.

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  23. Richie Midgett

    Wonderful mom to her family and always looked out for all of kids growing up on Hatteras, will be missed greatly! Sorry for your loss!

  24. Vivian Lee Robinson Gray

    What a wonderful Hatteras Village mom. Loved her so much. What a beautiful smile and always kind words. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers.

  25. Linda Leonard Houston

    I am so sorry. I had a good time in your home with Miss Marion. Even when we were there just for a while in the summers she treated us just like island girls. Even better after we moved there. She was the greatest. Hatteras will surely miss her. Keep your head up high to honor her. Love.

  26. Durwood & Joy Willis

    Sorry for your loss. Our Son when he worked at the Red & White always talked about Ms. Marian pumpkin pies. He thought they were the best in the world. Your in our thought and prayers.

  27. Sue Styron

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Marian was a big part of what makes growing up on Hatteras so special. We are all one big family. My thoughts are with you all-and you have my deepest sympathy.

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