Vernon "Slim" Burke

Died: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Location: Vidalia Chapel

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Mr. Vernon “Slim” Burke, age 86, of Georgetown, Georgia died early Thursday Morning October 10, 2019 peacefully in his home after a brief illness. Vernon was a native of Toombs County, and lived most of his life as a resident of Georgetown. Vernon was a retired heavy equipment operator of 31 years and served his country in the Air Force. Vernon was Christian by faith and was a devout poker player and loved his many friends and family members.


Vernon is preceded in death by both parents, Olen and Luevina Burke, one brother, Herman Burke, and one sister Inez Burke.


Vernon is survived by three sisters, Jeanette Sawyer of Ft. Myers Florida, Grace Williamson of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Shirley Browning of LeighHigh Acres, Florida along with several nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services for Mr. Vernon “Slim” Burke will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Ronnie L Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Jeff McCormick will be officiating.


 Interment will follow at Sharpe Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation for one hour prior to service time at Ronnie L Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel.

Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
Thanks to "Slim" for his service to our country. Family may God comfort you all.

   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
My thoughts are with Vernon’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.

Charlie Adams
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Charlie Adams.

We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie & Laurie Adams

Craig Smith
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
Slim was married to my Mother Jean for many years and knew each other since their school days.Always thought of him as a Father figure and he was always there for my Mom even after they seperated.He stopped by all the time during her bout with cancer to check on her and was there for her till she past last Feburary and that meant the world to me.He will be missed by many who knew him and the kind man he was.Heaven gained a good man.

Craig Smith

Christine Cone
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
Prayers for the family. Veron was a very sweet man and will be missed.

Yvonne & Ray Thackston
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
Yvonne: I have known Vernon "Slim" for over 50 years, we were married for 10 of those years. I never saw him angry or hateful. We loved fishing, going to the dog track, slot machines, Black Jack, and he loved to play poker in the poker rooms the best. He also played poker with his friends up till the very end. I will miss talking to him and our long trips to Casinos. So long my best friend.
Ray: He was my step Father for 10 years, but treated me as his own. He was a proud man and also a gentle man. He helped me to get into the Union as a worker, and also took me fishing and riding in his boat. He supported me in anything I wanted and showed me how to be a strong man and a gentle man at the same time. We remained friends for many years. I will miss him dearly. He was a great man in so many ways. Rest in Peace Slim.

Amanda Taylor & Ashley Granger
   Posted Tue October 22, 2019
"Hit either one of these I'll go all in" those words will surely be missed. Slim was a frequent visitor in the poker room we work at and it was always a joy to see him!! Condolences to all of his family and friends, slim was a wonderful man, and he will surely be missed!!

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