It breaks our hearts to say our mother, Jacqueline “Jackie” (Pettit) Burks, passed on Friday, March 22, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born on April 9, 1937, she was the daughter of the late, Florence (Mackin) Bush and John Pettit.
Jackie was a 1955 graduate of Boardman High School.
She married her childhood neighbor and friend, Robert H. Burks; most recently celebrating 61 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day.
Prior to retirement, Jackie was a case manager for Jobs and Family Services, working in Youngstown, Cincinnati and Canton.
Jackie was an avid sports fan and would always cheer on her Cleveland teams, even making it to their most recent World Series. Jackie was thoughtful and generous and made friends wherever she went. What she loved most was spending time with her family. Hallmark truly lost their best customer.
She is survived by her husband, Robert and her five children, Robert Scott Burks of Cincinnati, Rebecca Burks Trgovac (Thomas) of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Eric Burks (Jody) of Safety Harbor, Florida, Brian Burks (Monica) of Cincinnati and Beverly Burks Varga (Dan) of Palm Harbor, Florida and eight grandchildren, Brandon, Bethany, Taylor, Karleigh, Cory, Kyle, Eric and Donnie. Also surviving are two sisters, Beverly Dick of Florida and Judi Etheridge of Kansas.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, March 25, at Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 26 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home following final visitation.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley in Jackie’s name.
The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to all of Jackie’s caregivers.
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