Shirley Jean Burke
Shirley Jean Burke
July 11, 1938 - November 8, 2021


Shirley Jean Burke, 83, of Palatka passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at Solaris Healthcare in Palatka following an extended illness.

Shirley was a native and lifelong resident of Palatka. She was a child of God and loved her church family. She enjoyed sewing, doing cross-stitch, crossword puzzles, cooking, and taking care of her family. She was a long-time member of Southside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Annie Jackson; a daughter, Linda Gail Browning; a sister, Bertha Ann Crews; and a granddaughter, Rachel Browning.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Melvin Burke of Palatka; two sons, Melvin “Buddy” Burke (Lisa) of St. George, Utah, and Charles “Chuck” Burke of Palatka; two daughters, Nancy Marie Burke of Palatka, and Paula Ann Middleton (Wayne) of Keystone Heights; a sister, Charlotte Burke (Raymond “Butch”) of Palatka; many grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 12th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13th at Southside Baptist Church with Pastor Shaun Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to Southside Baptist Church, for the building fund, 2920 Browns Landing Road, Palatka, FL 32177.

Messages of encouragement and sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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