Jimmy Wayne Burch

January 13, 1954April 17, 2014

Jimmy Wayne Burch, age 60, died after an unexpected illness on Thursday, April 17, 2014, with his family by his side at CMC-Main. A Charlotte native, he was born on January 13, 1954 to Betsy “Becky” Stafford Burch and the late Jim Burch.

Jimmy was the type of person who truly never met a stranger, and he will be remembered for his mischievous sense of humor and his talent at teasing anyone into laughing. He took great pride and deep joy in being able to help people through his work as a paramedic and in the many other roles he held in the healthcare field during his life. He enjoyed gardening and following basketball, and, if you knew Jimmy, you knew about his passion for fishing. From the time he was a child, Jimmy also had an innate ability with animals, who were always devoted to him in return. Most of all, Jimmy loved his family, especially his sons.

A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, April 21st at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry Woolery officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of St. Paul, Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM to 2:00PM prior to the funeral hour.

Mr. Burch is survived by his mother, Betsy “Becky” Stafford Burch, two sons, Adam Burch and Daniel Burch, the love of his life, Toni Shelby Burch, all of Charlotte, a sister, Wanda Davis and husband Rodney, of Mint Hill, two brothers, Joey Burch and wife Ronda, of Harrisburg, and Sam “Eric” Burch, of Charlotte.

In addition to his father, Mr. Burch was preceded in death by a sister, Lynda Burch Vasquez.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204, or Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8947 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28227,


  • Visitation Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 21, 2014

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April 29, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jimmy as a neighbor when we were young. My heart goes out to all of you. May God keep you close and hold you during this time.
Debbie Kelly Gibson

Ann Teague

April 22, 2014

Mrs. Burch, Wanda, Jimmy's wife and 2 sons, and the rest of his family....I am so very sorry for your loss...Jimmy will truly be missed here at Strawn Towers where he never met a stranger..He was a wonderful lunch buddy and made everyone at our table laugh all the time....He will truly be missed....We all loved him so very much. May God bless you all and give you peace in the days ahead.

Louise Lands

April 22, 2014

To the Burch family: You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. We pray that the love and memories you all share will comfort you. Our family has been so blessed to have your family be part of our lives. We thank God for bringing our
families together for so long. Jimmy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. With love and blessings,
The Lands Family (Louise, Ed, Dan, Gary and Lori)

patsy cuthbertson

April 22, 2014

To wife,sons, mother & family. God be with as you're in my prayers. So sorry I couldn't be there. I know jimmy is rejoicing & watching over us now.

April 21, 2014

Dearest Aunt Becky,
We will be thinking of you and the family often. Sorry the doctor would not let me travel out of town to be there. We love you,
Dean and Marian

Billie Mullis

April 21, 2014

Mrs. Burch and family, may God be with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy will be missed very much! He was a wonderful man and I was very honored to have him as a friend. He was a lunch buddy and always made us laugh with him bringing his Texas Pete and fish stories. May your family find peace in knowing that Jimmy touched many people in a loving way. Billie Mullis (Strawn Apts)


April 21, 2014

Toni, Adam and Daniel, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your husband/father. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief and in the days ahead.

Ann Teague

April 21, 2014

Mrs. Burch, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I was a friend of Jimmy's and met you and Wanda one day..We will miss Jimmy so much too at Strawn Apartments.

gerry wolfe

April 20, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss love you Gerry and Al

Cheryl Pulliam and Helen Neubauer

April 20, 2014

All of the Burch family always meant a great deal to us from Northest days until now. Know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.