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Sylvia M. Burwell

Burlington, NC

Mrs. Sylvia Foster McAdams Burwell, 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nat Morton Burwell, daughter, Cynthia Ann Burwell Kennedy, and her parents, James R. and Estelle McAdams. She is survived by her son, James Morton Burwell and wife Sabrina Burwell; granddaughter, Kasey Burwell; two step-granddaughters, Jocelyn Riebe and Brigette R. Edmonds (Drew); two brothers, James Richard 'Dickie' McAdams (Linda), and Keith Eugene McAdams (Beverly), and several special nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was a native of Graham, NC, and a graduate of Graham HS, where she participated in the Chorus, Cheerleading and antics. She enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach and participating in 'Dance Contests' and she was a contestant in the Miss Graham Pageant. She attended Elon College where she graduated with a Certificate in Secretarial Science and was the Assistant Clerk of Court.

Sylvia moved with Nat to Eau Gallie, FL in 1958, where they raised their children and spent the majority of their lives, "Living the Good Life." She was a homemaker and the "World's Best Cook." Sylvia brought many hours of entertainment to her family and will be missed every day.

A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. at McClure Funeral Chapel in Graham, NC. Officiating will be Mr. Rowen Grant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at McClure Funeral Service, 1030 S. Main St., Graham, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice Home and Palliative Care Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215. Online condolences may be sent at

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