Frances Louise Burke

December 16, 1949February 9, 2020

Frances Louise Burke, age 70, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Frances was born December 16, 1949 in Tampa, the daughter of Herbert and Maxine Corbitt.

She was previously a member of Temple Heights Baptist Church and during her career was a secretary at elementary schools as well as being a pre-k teacher at Temple Heights Christian School in Tampa. She was a graduate of Fletcher Senior High School in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She was married for 49 years. She loved animals and going fishing. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved to laugh and go to Disney with her children, granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Donald, Dale and DeWayne Corbitt. Survivors include her beloved husband of 49 years, DeWayne Burke; son, Aaron Burke; daughter, Kelly McFarland (Monte); brother, Dennis Corbitt (Teresa); sister-in-law, Alethea Corbitt and granddaughter, Meaghan McFarland. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Friday, February 14, 2020 at Blount and Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. There is a limit for flowers at the Florida State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to something near and dear to her heart which was kids and Disney. It is called Give Kids the World and helps kids like Make A Wish. The link to donate is Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 14, 2020


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Virginia Carlisle

February 13, 2020

Francis was my cousin. She was a good wife, m om, grandma, friend, and a teacher. She enjoyed life and her family was her everything. We will miss her but have comfort knowing she is in Heaven with the Lord. My prayers are with the family and friends. I will love Francis always, Virginia ( Ginger )Corbitt Carlisle.

Angela Morris

February 13, 2020

Mrs Frances was one of the kindest women we ever met. Always watching out for us, always so sweet to my daughter and always willing to chat a while. She was more than just a neighbor to us. I considered her a wonderful friend. When my daughter was sick she would offer kind words and help. We miss you so much.

Diann Pierce

February 12, 2020

So many great memories and lots of laughs on our trips together. I will miss those times, but one day we will laugh together again. Love!

Tammy Harrison

February 12, 2020

I will always remember Frances as wonder dancer, when she would visit us as a teenager. As and adult, I treasure her visits to Louisiana and our long talks about football.

Christopher Fowler

February 11, 2020

She is my 2nd Mother. I spent half of my life in her house with Aaron. The other half Aaron spent at my house. She would ask me what I want for my Birthday, and I would reply a big bowl of mashed potatoes. After a few years she just quit asking and would invite me over for dinner. It is the little things that she did that I will miss most. Love you Frances

Linda Noble

February 11, 2020

I will cherish my memories of our high school years and all the years since. She was my loyal friend. I will miss her calls, her visits, her warmth and laughter. Dwayne, Aaron, Kelly and Meaghan, my thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. You were the light of her life...

Ronnie Roberts

February 11, 2020

Will always be remembered and missed. Loved by all. Prayers for the family, Ronnie and Joan