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Joy Jean Shook Burks


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Joy Jean Shook Burks Obituary
Joy Jean Shook Burks passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Betty Dare Good Samaritan Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

A graveside service for Joy will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday August 25, 2017 at Angus Cemetery near Alto, NM with Norman Lackey officiating.

Joy was born October 24, 1926 in Lincoln, NM to Mabel and O.B. Shook. She was married to the late Seldon Burks II. She was preceded in death by her parents and her seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving Joy are her sons, Seldon III and Brian Sr.; grandchildren, Brian Jr., Eric, Justin, Tami, James, Leandra, and Carl; and eight great grandchildren.

Joy was a lifelong resident of New Mexico. She worked as a secretary for the Alamogordo Public Schools and the New Mexico School for the Blind. Her hobbies included making keepsake crocheted afghans for her family and raising beautiful flowers. She loved the outdoors and looking at God's creation.

Joy's greatest passion in life was her family. She was totally devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was a selfless, loving and giving person, and she will be greatly missed.

The Burks family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 20 to Sept. 19, 2017
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