Pamela Cutler Burke


Mrs. Pamela Cutler Burke, 61 years old, of Temperanceville, walked graciously into the arms of her Father June 14, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She leaves behind the love of her life, Rick, of 44 years; two daughters, -Angelique Gibbons and her husband, Johnny, of Temperanceville, and Amy Thomas, of Chincoteague; and three grandchildren, her “sunshine,” Taylee Thomas, and her “moon” and “stars,” Brady and Berkley Gibbons. She was preceded in death by her daddy, Thomas W. Cutler.

She was a devout Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother who devoted her entire life to raising her -family. Possessing a true servant’s heart, Mrs. Burke faithfully committed her life to serving the Lord and her family. Both her daughters credit their parents for providing their Christian home foundation growing up. She was a woman of faith and the heart of her family. In real Pam fashion, even in her final hours she brought joy and laughter to her conversations.

Despite her illness, Mrs. Burke attended every game, activity, or awards banquet that was physically possible to see her precious grandkids. They were her world. In later years, she and Rick enjoyed sitting on their front porch watching the birds and squirrels and the fast-paced world fly by together. Although her journey consisted of a valiant battle with cancer, her strength never failed her. We find comfort and peace in knowing she is rejoicing on the streets of gold, and we will see her again one day.

A service was held to honor the life of Mrs. Burke Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from Island Baptist Church, Chincoteague, with Pastor Brian Kramer officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Riverside Shore Hospice. Yet beyond financial donations, Mrs. Burke always lived by the Golden Rule: treat others the way you would like to be treated (e.g., do a loving act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug, or say, “I love you.”)  Most importantly, pray for someone in her memory.

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support over the years. Arrangements were made by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.

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