Virginia Gertrude Burwell

DeLand, Florida formerly of Au Gres and Flint, Michigan
August 23, 1922 - April 5, 2018

Service Location

Sims Whitney Township Cemetery, Au Gres, Michigan


A graveside ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Sims Whitney Township Cemetery in Au Gres, Michigan. Deacon Mike Sadler will officiate.

Obituary Notice

Virginia G Burwell (Lee), 95, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in DeLand, Florida. A native of Flint, Michigan, Virginia and her husband Gerald spent their retirement summering in AuGres, Michigan and wintering in Pensacola, Florida. A few years after the passing of her husband in 2007, Virginia moved to DeLand, Florida to be closer to family.
Both Virginia and her husband Gerald were veterans of World War II, with Gerald serving in the China, Burma India theater and Virginia serving as a nurse in multiple locations, including Tinian Island. Meeting shortly after they were both discharged from the army, they married less than six months after first meeting – a marriage that lasted over 60 years until Gerald’s passing.
Surviving are her brother Tom, sons Phillip (Carol) of Washington State, Patrick (Thu-Ha) of Florida, Douglas of Michigan, and Nicholas (Betsy) of Michigan. Virginia also has nine grandchildren (Daniel, Alan, Kimberly, Ian, Martha, Kymry, Skyler, Annique, and Devon), three great-grandchildren (Mason, Charlotte and her namesake Ginny), and numerous much-loved nieces and nephews and their children.
Virginia was preceded in death by her brother William Lee of California, sister Martha Zimmer of Michigan, son Edward of South Carolina and daughter Martha of Michigan.
Her intellect, sense of humor, feistiness, toughness against physical and emotional challenges, and kindness and consideration of all regardless of their position in life was recognized by all that were lucky enough to cross her path. She will be greatly missed.
A brief graveside ceremony will be held Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sims Whitney Cemetery in AuGres. Deacon Mike Sadler will officiate. Online condolences may be offered at


Sims Whitney Township Cemetery, Au Gres, Michigan


Nick, Betsy & Family, We are sorry to read of your loss. Love & Sympathy, Art & Bev Williams
— Art & Bev Williams

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