Melvin Burns


MOREHEAD CITY - Melvin E. Burns Jr., 87, of Morehead City, died Jan. 23, 2013, at Wake Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at First Baptist Church, Morehead City with the Rev. Nate Leonard officiating. Interment follows at Bayview Cemetery.

He retired as vice president of supermarkets with Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joyce H. Burns.

Survivors include his sons, Thomas D. Burns of Graham and W. Judson Burns of Westfield; daughters, Gincy Hannah of Gray, Tenn., and Sally B. Dixon of Raleigh; sisters, Sara Venable of Pineville and Inez Ernst of Decatur, Ga.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made at First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 810 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.

Condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City.

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, 2013