• 50°

Alice Mae Burks, 61

MAY 3 – Alice Mae Robinson Burks, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was born in Prince Edward County at Southside Community Hospital on June 18, 1950, to Mary Lou Grindstaff Robinson and the late Bert Samuel Robinson.

She was saved and baptized in the Cartersville Baptist Church in Cartersville. After accepting Christ as Savior, she joined the Reverend Dean Farmer's church and became a member of Cumberland Baptist Temple in Cumberland.

Mrs. Burks is survived by her mother, Mary Lou Grindstaff Robinson of Travelers Rest, South Carolina; three brothers, Clark Robinson and wife, Terri of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Harold Dale Robinson and wife, Brenda of Pamplin, and Mack Hamilton Robinson Sr. of Cartersville; ten nieces and nephews, Robbie Robinson and wife, Vicky, Kristy Robinson Babcock and husband, Jason, Traci Hamilton, Angela Robinson Camp and husband, Tom, Brock Robinson and wife, Ashley, Stacey Kinder, Kim Boettcher and husband, Jamie, Little Mack Hamilton Robinson Jr. and wife, Lisha, Lisa Robinson Allen, and Gayle Page Robinson Leonard; 19 great nieces and nephews, Cora Grey Robinson, Joshua Babcock, Jacob Babcock, Julieanne Babcock, Kye Hamilton Latham, Auden Brock Robinson, Trevor Camp, Jalynn Camp, Caleb Dale Camp, Brooklynn Camp, Summer Boettcher, Kaleigh Boettcher, Mark Boettcher, Alexis Dewberry, Madison Dewberry, Logan Allen, Shane Allen, Hope Greyson Robinson and Hunter Gilliam. She is also survived by her former husband and friend, Roy Burks of Farmville; two former sisters-in-law and close friends, Janet Whitehead Robinson Magruder and Virginia Ayers Robinson; and four aunts and uncles, D.S. and Viola Grindstaff of Green Bay, Dallas Robinson and Darlene Robinson, both of Salem, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her daddy, Bert Samuel Robinson in 2010, paternal grandfather, William Hamilton Robinson in 1958, paternal grandmother, Mary Alice Stout Robinson in 1938, and maternal grandmother, Ella Mae Stout Grindstaff (Memmie) in 1997.

Mrs. Burks enjoyed the simple things of life. She found pleasure in socializing, shopping, eating at her favorite restaurants, talking on the phone, and she especially loved decorating for the holidays. She had a heart of gold and she had such deep devotion to her family.

She was a sweet, kind, and tenderhearted person who never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A graveside service was held at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice on May 2.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements. www.shorterfuneralhome.com