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In Memory of

Venus Burke

December 26, 1918 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Venus Burke was born on December 26, 1918 to Phillip and Sarah Joseph of Judy Piece, Montserrat, West Indies; she was the last of ten children. As a young woman in her twenties she left Montserrat to further her career as a seamstress traveling first to Aruba, then England and eventually immigrating to America in 1962. In America, Venus worked at several clothing factories and was well known for her neat and meticulous work. As factories began to close she made a career change and became an employee of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company....

Venus Burke was born on December 26, 1918 to Phillip and Sarah Joseph of Judy Piece, Montserrat, West Indies; she was the last of ten children. As a young woman in her twenties she left Montserrat to further her career as a seamstress traveling first to Aruba, then England and eventually immigrating to America in 1962. In America, Venus worked at several clothing factories and was well known for her neat and meticulous work. As factories began to close she made a career change and became an employee of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Here she discovered her hidden talent in arithmetic and excelled as an accounting clerk until her retirement in 1983. After retirement, she moved to Kissimmee, Florida..



Venus was a child of God and the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She was known for being an honest, fair, and straightforward person; who would avoid all actions that would not be acceptable in the eyes of the Lord. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee.



She loved her family deeply and would alternate her vacations between England, visiting her sister, nieces, and nephews; and being a dotting Grandmother to her grandkids in California. When she was not vacationing, she returned to her career as a seamstress and had many clients who wanted custom garments of their choosing. No matter the project she always exceeded their expectations.



Venus was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers. She will be greatly missed by her three daughters, Sybil, Lorene, and Linda. Her grandchildren Joshua, Braden, and Leah in addition to her extended family, nieces, and nephews and cherished friends.



Words are inadequate to describe how truly you are missed, May your soul rest in peace. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.