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Earline Burbano

March 21, 1941March 7, 2020

Ms. Earline Bryant Burbano, 79, of Hickory Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Hickory Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Caldwell County on March 21, 1941 to the late Early Ray Bryant and the late Reba Navy Bryant. Ms. Burbano was of the Baptist faith.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Tommy Ray Dishman and wife Donna of Morganton, Andrew Lane Dishman of Morganton, and Johnny Miguel Burbano and wife Raluca of Chicago; daughter, Teresa Lynn Dishman Murphy and husband Randy of Granite Falls; brothers Johnny Ray Bryant of the Oak Hill community, Gary Lane Bryant of Hudson, and Ray Bryant of Taylorsville; sisters, Rita Kay Watrach of Cary, Illinois, Shelba Caroline Stout of Kernersville, and Ruth Payne of Cherryville; grandchildren, Gary Dishman, Holly Brown, Heather Turpin, Michael Murphy, Natasha Bean, Andrew Dishman, Zephyr Starson, and Coty Dishman; and thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Earline Bryant Burbano.


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Andrew Dishman

March 13, 2020

My dear Mother. There's not enough time or room to put everything I'd love to say about you. You taught us morals, manners and respect. You made sure we knew about God and our Savior Jesus Christ. You raised four children, by yourself. I know it was hard at times. I have the utmost love and respect for you. I've raised two children alone, I can only imagine how hard four children was. You worked HARD for us. You were an amazing artist! I'll forever cherish the artwork you gave me. We love you Mom. We will forever miss you. And we'll see you on the other side....

Rick Burbano

March 10, 2020

Very nice photo of Earline. May she rest in peace.

Cynthia Burbano- McNamee

March 10, 2020

Mike -

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that we are here for you. May her soul Rest In Peace. We love you!


Cynthia, JP, Declan & Fiona

Robert Burbano

March 10, 2020

Dear Mike & Raluca,
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom. May she be welcomed into heaven and enjoy eternal happiness.
Robert, Kristen, Sophia and Genevieve.

Tonnie Snyder

March 9, 2020

Morgan, get me some warm clothes! We had 18 inches of snow and she wanted to play in the snow, in her wheelchair! I have so many memories in the last two years! You are loved! You are missed! No Gem will ever shine brighter in my life!

Natalie Lombardo

March 9, 2020

I'm reminded of our time in Chicago when you and I were making bread dough. The measuring, mixing, and kneading. Then we placed the dough in little tins and set them aside to rise. Mike and I played together while you worked and talked with mom in the kitchen. When it was time to check the dough we looked and admired how pretty they rose, then to my surprise, you stuck your finger in the dough and it burst and deflated.😲 My hand went to my mouth, in disbelief! The playful look and hearty laughter she gave me, along with her hugs and kisses, was a great bonding moment to my sweet and beautiful aunt Earline! She taught me how to do things with a light and happy heart! I will gratefully be reminded.

Jaimie Miller

March 9, 2020

Auntie Earline, A very special lady to me. I loved her dearly. I would spend the night with her and we would laugh half the night away! I hold one piece of her artwork, dear to me.
She was a wonderful artist. Last time I saw her I showed her a picture of her art work and I know she loved to see that.
She sure could cook too! She once came to our house when I was little and we just couldn’t get enough of her biscuits! Forever missed. Forever loved...