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BURLEIGH, James Preston Sr., 81, of Chesterfield, formerly of Concord, Va., passed away October 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lorraine Paulette Burleigh; and a grandson, Travis Pond. He is survived by a daughter, Marsha and her husband, Gary Pond; two sons, Preston and his wife, Julie, and Julian and his wife, Renee' Burleigh; seven grandchildren, Aimie, Erin, Abby, Jessica, Lucas, Bradley and Alex; two great- grandsons, Anthony and Preston; three brothers and one sister. Mr. Burleigh was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Masons and former owner and founder of Burleigh Auto Parts. His remains rest at Bliley's- Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment to follow in Dale Memorial Park.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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The Dorcas Ministry of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church wishes to express our sympathy to you and your family. Please contact us if we can be of help during this difficult time. Loved ones may leave you, but memories never will—and those memories become treasures.

Marsha, Preston, and Julian,
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Steve and Casey Rowan


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ann & Bobby Caudle

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, Julian.
May you and your family find comfort in the wonderful memories of a life well lived, throughout this time of sorrow.
Please accept our warmest condolences.

The Traylors

Marsha and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, mail to: ...

Preston and family I am sorry for your lost. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless

Sending our love and deepest sympathy...you are all in our prayers....

I was sorry to learn of your dad's passing yesterday when I visited my daddy at Elmcroft. I was surprised for I had just seen your dad & spoken with him the week before. Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you. Love, Pat & Kenny Wilson