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Martha Burke

March 30, 1939 — May 25, 2023


Martha Gail (Sanford) Burke Age 84 of Birmingham passed away on May 25th, 2023.  She was born March 30, 1939, to Robert and Ruth Sanford. She was a member First Baptist Church of Oneonta.

She is proceeded in death by her husband Len Grafton Burke Sr. and son James Edward Burke.

She is survived by her sons; Len Burke Jr.  (Sue), John Burke (Sheila), Brother Robert Sandford Jr, sister Sara Catrett, Grandchildren JJ Burke (Taylor), Alyson Blythe (Zach), Phillip Burke (Sara), Preston Burke (Allie), and Robert Burke

Great Grandchildren: Parker Burke, Lilly Burke, Paxton Burke, Kennedy Burke, Ashlan Simpson (Christian) Bronsyn Burke, Dru Burke, Bodhi Burke and Brantley Blythe

Nieces, Suzi Valentine (Brian) and Chana Miller (Jonathon)

Martha worked with Mayo Management for 34 years. She began her career as store manager of Giftwick in Century Plaza and went on to become a buyer for all Mayo Management stores. She also traveled to trade shows, set up new store locations and was a huge part of their business family.

She loved her family, friends, and her Auburn Tigers! War Eagle

She loved helping people, family, friends or strangers. She had a creative gift when it came to her ceramics and China Painting. She created many wonderful pieces over the years that she shared with family and friends that they will cherish in her memory.

Service will be held at Jefferson Memorial in Trussville May 30th at 10:00 with visitation with family from 9:00 to 10:00. Grave side service will follow.

In lieu of flowers please send donation in Martha Burke’s Memory to: 

First Baptist Church of Oneonta

300 3rd Avenue East

Oneonta Alabama 35121




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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

9:00 - 10:00am

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, 35235

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am

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