OBITUARY

Donald Demetrius Burke

May 20, 1982April 4, 2021
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Donald Demetrius Burke was born May 20, 1982 to Albert Mel Burke Jr. & Bobby Ann Alford (Maiden Jordan) in Madison, Ga.

When Donald was 4, his mother remarried and relocated to Cobb County where he would attend Clay Elementary, Powder Springs Elementary, Tapp Middle School, & Paulding County High School.

He played little league football and would later play football in middle school. While growing up, he attended church at Powder Springs Church of God In Christ, where he would develop his own relationship with the Lord.

Donald Burke was a proud member of “LU72”. In June of 2006, Donald joined the UA Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVACR Technicians Local Union 72, “LU72”. Donald started as an apprentice, learning on the job, while he attended the Mechanical Trades Institute for 5 years. Donald graduated “MTI” in 2011 and became a Journeyman in January of 2012.

During the course of Donald’s career as a Pipefitter and Welder, he obtained the following certifications to further his education and career opportunities: UA 12W; UA 14; UA 21; UA 25; UA 41; UA 63; UA 8A Obital; and UA 18A Obital.

While a member of “LU72” Donald worked with many people and touched many lives. During the course of his career, Donald worked with the following companies: Art Plumbing (June ’06-June ’09); Mechanical Concepts (June ’09-Feb. ’10); McKenney’s Inc. (Feb. ’10- Dec. ’11); UA (Feb. ’13- Feb. ’13); UA Local 150 Augusta (March ’13- March ’13); Willis Mechanical (Oct. ’13- Dec. ’13); Willis Mechanical (Aug. ’14- Oct. ’15); (McAbee Construction (Oct. ’15- Jan. ’16); McKenney’s (April ’16- April ’16); Batchelor & Kimball, Inc. (June ’16- Dec. ’18); Universal Piping Ind. (Dec. ’18- March ’19); UA Local 190 Ann Arbor (April ’19- April ’19); UA Local 150 Augusta (June ’19- Feb. ’20); Harris Mountain West (April ’20- May ’20); and Batchelor & Kimball, Inc. (May ’20- April ‘21).

Donald “DB” Burke, as he is affectionately known by his siblings leaves to cherish his memory, his best friend and soulmate, Heather Marie Guinn; his 2 children, Abigail Nichole & Silas Ramir Burke; 2 bonus children, Kameela Halli & Imunn Rizo Sanford and bonus granddaughter, Elizah Imani Sanford; Sister, Anitra “Joy” Rogers (sp. Christopher); Brothers, Lecedric R. Jordan (Jerry), Albert M. Burke III (Breanne), Robert Daniel Burke (sp. Kristen); Father, Albert Mel Burke Jr. (sp. Tammy); Grandmother, Queenie Burke; Nephews, Christopher Jordan, Isaiah Defense, & Elijah Jacob Burke; Step father, Charles E. Alford & a host of Aunts, Uncles, friends & other family members. Donald was preceded in death by his Mother Bobby Ann Jordan Alford.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Memories

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Susi Stewart

April 13, 2021

You know he was like one of my own, many nights he was in my home, he was quiet but funny, he was a Great man, and he is going to be missed. Rest in Paradise DB.

Georgett Smith

April 13, 2021

My Heart goes out to all the family in your loss. My prayers and deepest Condolences to all.
Blessings
Mrs. Georgett Bean Smith
🙏 Proverbs 12:25

HARRY Smiley

April 10, 2021

MET DON AROUND 2005 / 1ST NIGHT OF CLASS FOR L.U. 72 ATL GA... WE SPOKE ABOUT LIFE DAILY/ WORKED ON 3 MAYBE 4 JOBS TOGETHER / I WILL SAY HE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD & WILL TRULY BE MISSED/ REST & SLEEP EASY KING... I AM TRUUULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS😞☝🏾🕊👑

Lillian Bracy

April 9, 2021

SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. WISHING YOU PEACE TO BRING COMFORT AND THE COURAGE TO FACE THE DAYS AHEAD AND LOVING MEMORIES TO FOREVER HOLD IN YOUR HEARTS.

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