Obituary for Johnny Burrus

Obituary for Johnny Burrus

John “Johnny” Willis Burrus, 59, passed away Monday, May 09, 2016 at his home.

The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11am at Ormondsville OFWB Church. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 2pm in the Gaskins-Jackson–O’Neal Family Cemetery in Ocracoke.

Johnny was raised in Ocracoke and following high school, he graduated from the NC BLET program. He started his law enforcement career at ECU where he worked for twelve years. He then worked as a detective for the Greene County Sherriff’s office for 15 years and five years for the NC DMV, retiring in 2010. In 2011, he began working for National Finance as an area auditor and also was a continuing education instructor for Pitt Community College’s BLET program. He was an avid fisherman and had a love for music with his boys and grandchildren, playing backup guitar for Almost Legal Band.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alonzo Burrus.  

Johnny is survived by his wife, Michelle Burrus; children, April Jencen and husband TJ of Severna Park, MD, Joshua and Zach Burrus of Greene County; step children, Shannon Winslow, Brady Banks, Dallas Hawkins, and Brandon Andrews; grandchildren, Aiden and Audrey Jencen and James and Jackson Winslow; mother, Cora Burrus; sister, Karen Strickland and husband AC; brother, Lonnie Burrus and wife Debbie; mother-in-law, Vicki Fulcher; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8pm at Ormondsville OFWB Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

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