Mrs. Dinah Walden Burke, 71, of Swainsboro passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro following an extended illness.
Dina was born June 13, 1951 in Swainsboro to the late J. W. Walden and Betty Bishop Hinson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Burke; granddaughter, Courtney Burke. Dinah was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Matter of fact, Dinah loved EVERYONE like family. If you ever met her, by the time you left you felt as if you were family and you knew she loved you. Dinah had a passion for WWE and NASCAR. You could find her every Sunday afternoon and Monday night in front of her TV cheering on her favorite people (AJ Styles and Martin Truex, Jr.) and y'all, wrestling is real! She also loved Georgia football (#GoDawgs). She loved to have fun. She would fall for every prank we pulled on her and would just laugh so hard. Her laughter was infectious. Dinah also loved to dance, especially to the oldies. If she ever heard it playing, she couldn't help herself, she would stop in her tracks and start shagging. Dinah was a 1969 graduate of Emanuel County Institute. She was a member of Canoochee Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Baumgardner (Joshua) of Winder; sons, Shane Burke (Tara Alexander) of Summertown, Terry Burke (Tabitha) of Guyton; stepdaughter, Cindy Beamon of Lawrenceville; stepson, Paul Burke (Angela) of Dacula; sisters, Judy Walden Hall and Janice Walden, both of Swainsboro, Christy Kimsey (Shawn) of Metter; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many friends.
Memorial Service will be held 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Sweat officiating.
The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chapmanfhofswainsboro.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Dinah Walden Burke, 71, of Swainsboro.
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