OBITUARY

Betty Ruth Burriss

15 March , 19291 October , 2019

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Betty Ruth Burriss of Westminster, MD, formerly of Catonsville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Burriss, Sr. She was a past member of the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Ellicott City, MD. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 south off Rt. 100) on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 9:30 am till the start of the Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 10:30 am. Committal Service and Interment to follow at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, MD. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 2750 Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, MD. 21043 Betty was born March 15, 1929 in Princeton WV. She was an only child. Her parents separated when Betty was a young child but her mother married again when she was a teenager. Betty’s extended family and circle of friends extended from WV, MD, VA all the way to FL. In WV, Betty worked diligently for the police department and managed the bookkeeping and accounting for several churches and small businesses. After moving to MD, she worked for both police departments in Baltimore City and Howard County, all the while continuing her bookkeeping and accounting on the side. Later, she became a licensed real estate broker. Ultimately she rose to become the head of the computer department of Howard County. One of her favorite and longest lasting jobs was as a chef at Dimitri’s Toll House Restaurant and Bar in Catonsville, MD. Betty was married twice. However, her happiest times were with her 2nd husband and love of her life, Joe Burriss. They spent many happy and fulfilled years together until his death in 2005. Betty lived a life full of adventure, surrounded by friends and family who loved her and all of her many talents, including cooking, scuba diving, driving fast cars, playing with Joe’s grandkids, and her dedication with Joe to the local VFW and several churches. She is survived by many extended family members including nieces and nephews, her Godson Matthew, her Goddaughter Heather, and a countless list of friends she has gathered along the way.

Services

  • " Time of Gathering & Fellowship" Thursday, 10 October , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Thursday, 10 October , 2019
  • Committal Service & Interment Thursday, 10 October , 2019

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