Claire Elizabeth Burch

April 5, 1940October 5, 2020

On Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 7:53 a.m., God called home one of his most faithful angels, Claire Elizabeth Brantly Burch. She celebrated her 80 and ½ birthday on the day of her homecoming. She was born on April 5, 1940, in Stamps, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and G.H. Brantly, brother James Brantley, sister Velma Brantly, granddaughter Rachel Ann Perkins, and son-in-law Keith Johnson, along with many other friends and relatives, who all welcomed her home. She is survived by a loving husband and soul mate, Jerry Don Burch, one month shy of 62 years of marital bliss. Theirs was truly the greatest love story ever known. She is also survived by two daughters, Tammy Burch Johnson and Wendy Burch Watson, son-in-law Thomas Watson Jr., her youngest sister and best friend, Ruth Brantly Smith, and her husband Truman, three grandchildren – Tyler, James, and Mariah Perkins, and two great grandsons, Zayden and Zachery Parvaresh. She retired from the Little Rock School district after over twenty years, and had an amazing impact on many generations of children over the years, always putting God, her family, and others first. God blessed her family with ten additional years of loving memories after her initial diagnosis of cancer, which she eventually succumbed to. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, and raised her daughters at Woodlawn Baptist Church, both of Little Rock, AR. Although our hearts are saddened by our loss, we take comfort in knowing Heaven is rejoicing and she can now walk pain free in Paradise until we all meet again. Respecting her final wishes, there will be no public service. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest at Pinecrest Cemetery, on Friday October 16, 2020, in the Waterfall Mausoleum.


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October 10, 2020

Love and prayers to Jerry Don, Tammy and Wendy and family. Claire was the best sister anyone could wish for. Growing up she was my best friend and showed me how to be strong and trust in the Lord. She was the bravest person I have ever known and loved her family so much. We will all miss her. From Ruth

Becky Wichern

October 10, 2020

My Aunt Claire was someone who sincerely cared for other people. Some people only act like they care or glibly ask, "How are you doing?" but Aunt Claire was truly interested in how your life was going. She was very much loved by my mother who looked up to her older sister all the time and would tell me stories of how Claire helped her growing up. Claire is now with her mother and father, and more importantly, her Savior, Jesus Christ. God bless her husband and daughters at this time. Love you all.

Cheryl Kingham

October 9, 2020

Claire was a wonderful caregiver for all of her family - lovingly caring for her mother, her sister Velma, and helping her grandchildren through life. Her giving and compassionate heart were the core of her being. I will remember her laugh and her smiles. Her long battle against illnesses and set-backs only shows how much love she had for her family - that she didn't want to leave them before she was ready. She can now care-give from above while holding hands with her brother James and sister Velma. Rest in piece, your niece Cheryl


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