ERWIN — Mildred Ellen Burker, age 73, of Erwin, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Clifford Taft and Ester Taylor Bowling. She was a former member of Oak Street Baptist Church and attended Belvue Christian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Burker; and a granddaughter, Brittany Erwin.
Survivors include three sons, Doug Burker, Orlando, FL, Gary Burker and wife, Tish, Kingsport, Tim Burker and wife, Amy, Elizabethton; one daughter, Dona Erwin, Erwin; one brother, Melvin Bowling and wife, Marjorie, LaGrange, GA; six grandchildren, Beth Cohen and husband, Matt, Amy Magdzuik and husband, Justin, Drew Burker, Abbigail Burker, Brandon Estep, Jefferson Erwin; and special friends, Mary and Jerry Erwin.
The memorial service for Ms. Burker will be conducted at 8 PM Monday August 1, 2011, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Dr. John Owston officiating.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Monday from 6 PM until 8 PM prior to the memorial service.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 in memory of her granddaughter, Brittany.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, obituary line 543-4917.