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Evangelist Shirley Mae (Elbert) Burney

May 28, 1945 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 74)


We, the staff and management of Charles Edwards Funeral Home mourn with our staff member Mr. Quinlan Burney and The Burney Family in the loss of their loved one, Evangelist Shirley Mae Elbert Burney, 74, of 4507 Johnson Circle, Ayden NC who departed this life on Wednesday November 13, 2019.

Evangelist Shirley was born May 28, 1945 in Pitt County NC to the late Willie and Mary Cannon Elbert. A lifelong resident of Pitt County she attended the local schools. She also was a beautician owning her own shop for many years. She was a member and Minister at Faith and Deliverance Ministry in Fountain NC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Deacon James Burney and her sister; Phyllis Dixon. 

Leaving to cherish her memory are, Three sons; Quinlan Burney (Nicole) and Emmanuel Burney both of Greenville NC, and Keithan Burney of Ayden NC. Seven Daughters; Mae-Ella Artis Williams, Shalena Hansley, Kimberly Hansley Shields (Delwin), and Jylynn Burney-Ellis (Tito) all of Greenville NC. Tonia Moore Greene of Goldsboro NC, Keosha Burney and Keandria Burney both of Ayden. Four brothers; William Elbert, Clinton Elbert, and Carl Elbert all of Greenville NC. Napolean "Pope" Elbert of Rolesville NC. Four sisters; Ella Ruth Hardy of Winterville NC, Elizabeth Rogers of Ayden NC, Retha Albritton and Minnie Elbert both of Greenville NC. One Aunt; Rosa Lee Kearney of Havelock NC Along with 25 grandchildren, other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Celebration of Life service for Evangelist Shirley Burney will be Sunday November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm at Straightway Apostolic Holiness Church, 627 Boulevard St Ayden NC. The interment following the service will be in Evergreen Memorial Estates, Grifton.

Viewing will be Saturday November 16, 2019 from 2-6pm at the funeral home.

Professional and Caring services for The Burney Family have been entrusted to Charles Edwards Funeral Home, Ayden.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evangelist Shirley Mae (Elbert) Burney, please visit our floral store.


November 16, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Charles Edwards Funeral Home & Cremations
5426 Front Lane NC HWY 11 South
Ayden, NC 28513

Funeral Service
November 17, 2019

2:00 PM
Straightway Holiness Church of the Apostolic Faith
627 Boulevard St
Ayden, NC 28513

Interment following funeral service
November 17, 2019

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
5971 Dudley Rd.
Grifton, NC 28530

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