Annie L. Sutson Burris

Mrs. Annie Laura Sutson Burris, 70, of 219 Martin Hill Road, Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 in her home.

Widow of Deacon Ralph Burris, she was born in Cherokee County, SC on November 23, 1948, and was a daughter of the late Laura Sutson Gaston and Henry J. Galmer.

She was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, member of the Culinary Committee, Missionaries, and Pastor’s Aide.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Anthony Burris, Jr.; two sisters, Reverlee King, Betty Morgan, Catherine E. Galmer, and Barbara Ann Galmer; and brothers, Henry Galmer and Evon Galmer.

Surviving are: two daughters, Lynette Parker (Derwin) of Blacksburg. and Angela Marie Allen (O’Neal) of Gaffney; four sons, Christopher Burris (Sheryl), Darrell Burris (Beth), Scott Burris (Rhonda), and Travis Burris (Jessica), all of Blacksburg; sisters, Ophelia Praziel of Blacksburg, Gracie Diane Mayberry and Martha Jean Houey of Gaffney, and Margaret Thompson of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Charles Crate of Gaffney; aunts, Elizabeth Parker of New Jersey and Louise Lockhart (Mitchell) of Blacksburg; brothers-in-law, Bob King of Blacksburg and Ernest Caldwell of Middletown, CT; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be Friday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m., in Youngs Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Brooks officiating. Interment will be the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Friday at 1 p.m.

The Gilmore Mortuary