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Bobbie Small Burris: Matthews

1937 – 2019

     Bobbie Small Burris of Matthews passed away March 28, in Orlando, Florida. She was 81.

     She was born in Loris, on May 15, 1937.

     Bobbie graduated from Green Sea High School in Horry County. She was married to the late Bill Burris on December 22, 1962. They lived in Charlotte and were happily married until his death in 1989.

     Bobbie was a loving and devoted grandmother, mother and wife. She worked for a while in retail, but she will be remembered as an amazing homemaker, an immensely talented decorator and an artistic crafter. Her children and grandchildren have a lifetime of memories and homes full of her beautiful decoupage, macrame, crochet and cross stitch creations. She also made beautiful cakes with intricate decorations and an awesome broccoli casserole. She loved to nurture her four granddaughters and her beautiful plants. The girls loved and respected their Nana, but it could be argued that her plants did so even more.

     She was a member of Wilson Grove Baptist Church for over fifty years. She was active with her Sunday School class and she sang in the choir. She especially enjoyed rehearsing for Christmas and Easter cantatas.

     In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents Wilbur Small and Dessie Jane Collins Small of Horry County, and her 9 siblings – Alton Small, Edna Currie, Ernest Small, Furman Small, Alice Paul, Huger Small, Bernice King, Waylon Small and Neuzon Small.

     She is survived by her daughter Angela Scichilone and granddaughters Monica Jolie and Ava Mia of Clermont, Florida and her son Alex Burris (Julie) and granddaughters Micah Caroline and Skyler Elisabeth of Charlotte.

     Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Home, Mint Hill on April 5.

     The service will be 10 a.m. on April 6 at Wilson Grove Baptist Church with interment to follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research or The American Cancer Society – Breast Cancer Research.

     A guest book is available here.