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Edna Carol Blalock Burgin

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 22, 2016 @ 6:40 pm In Durham,News,Obituaries | 12 Comments

Edna Carol Blalock Burgin, 77, of Bahama, NC passed peacefully from this earth on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Edna was born in Prospect Hill, NC to parents Robert and Mildred Squires Blalock. She had a joyful childhood growing up on the tobacco farm surrounded by her family and cousins. A hard worker, she was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in 1956. She later graduated from King’s College in Greensboro and spent 3 years working at Western Electric in Burlington, NC where she met her husband Donald. They moved to Durham, NC and then Bahama, NC where she worked in administration at the Dept. of Ophthalmology at Duke Hospital, Gentelco Credit Union and finally at Carrington Junior High/Middle School where she retired in 2000. Edna was also a skilled seamstress and managed tailor work on the side while raising her three boys. She was the living embodiment of a Proverbs 31 woman.

Edna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald F. Burgin and sons Douglas Burgin (Meg) of Apex, Jason Burgin (Sara) of Raleigh and Benjamin Burgin (Karen) of Durham. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, Luke, Olivia and Aven Burgin of Apex, Jenna, Ethan, Drew and Gavin Burgin of Raleigh and Ryland, Dalton and Kailyn Burgin of Durham. She is also survived by two brothers, Julian Blalock (Barbara) of Sophia and Lloyd Blalock (Elsie) of Prospect Hill, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mildred Blalock, two brothers, Marvin Blaylock and Ernest Blalock and her sister, Irene Blalock Lunsford.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, March 23 from 5-7pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Durham. A graveside service will follow at 11am on Thursday, March 24 at the Blalock family cemetery at 846 John Oakley Road in Prospect Hill, NC.

Condolences for the family of “Edna Carol Blalock Burgin”

Condolence from Lynne Hawke on March 22nd, 2016 8:24 pm

Dear Benjamin and Family,
I am so sorry about your Mother. She sounds like she was engaged in her education and at the same time, very family oriented and I am sure that you will greatly miss her presence. I am struck by her beautiful picture and it may be comforting for you to know that you very much look like your Mom. Bless you and your family. Lynne.

Condolence from Bobby and Debbie Hunt on March 22nd, 2016 8:42 pm

Don, Douglas, Jason, Benjamin and Families,

We are so sorry about your loss of Edna. She was a very special person who truly cared about her family and others. We enjoyed celebrating with her and all of you as each of the “boys'” children arrived and have grown. May God be with you in the coming days.

Condolence from Karin Lawin on March 22nd, 2016 8:42 pm

Dear Doug, Meg, Luke, Olivia and Aven,

We are praying for God’s comfort for your family.

All our love,
The Lawin Family

Condolence from Larry and Linda Mercer on March 22nd, 2016 9:48 pm

Benjamin and Karen, we offer our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God’s love shower you with comfort and peace during this sad time.

Condolence from Michelle Cornstubble on March 22nd, 2016 10:16 pm

Benjamin, Jason, Doug and Burgin family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the Lord of all peace and comfort wrap his arms around your family at this time.
Michelle Cornstubble

Condolence from Craig Smith on March 23rd, 2016 7:07 am

My condolences to all the family. Edna was a truly lovely person. She has left a lasting and beautiful legacy in the form of her family all of whom have been a privilege to know.

Donald, Douglas, Jason and Benjamin, you and your families are in my prayers.

Condolence from Jim Breeden on March 24th, 2016 9:44 am

Edna was a truly wonderful person. I taught at Carrington and she was always helpful, kind, and gracious. I’m saddened by her passing. She was always so pleasant–mild-mannered no matter what came up on her job–a true professional and wonderful person.

Condolence from Linda Travis on March 24th, 2016 3:49 pm

Edna was a lovely lady! I worked with her at Carrington Middle School. She was knowledgable and was always pleasant and willing to answer questions or provide assistance. I was sorry to read of her passing. Prayers for her family.

Condolence from Anne Wright on March 25th, 2016 5:49 pm

Dear Douglas, Jason and Benjamin,

I am so sorry to have missed your mother’s gathering on Wednesday. I’m afraid that my sweet husband was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer a week ago and we have been undergoing tests and spending time at the Duke Cancer Center. I saw the notice but couldn’t pull up the obit until now. I want you to know that I just loved your mama and each of you – you are all on my all-time favorite students list! I last spoke with Edna at the doctor’s office about a year ago. We were both so tickled to have run into one another. She was a dear, sweet and caring lady. The world is a bit less wonderful with her passing.

Anne Wright

Condolence from Wendy Shaffer Parrow on March 27th, 2016 3:19 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Bill Hutchins on March 31st, 2016 11:00 pm

Benjamin and Karen- sorry for your loss. Best wishes for better times ahead.

Bill, Tonya, Alex and Tyler

Condolence from Kathy Harrod on April 3rd, 2016 4:45 pm

Dear Don and boys
I was saddened to recently read of Edna’s passing. Prayers for all of you during this hard time. Don, I would love to be in touch with you. Lovingly, your first cousin Kathy Watkins Harrod.

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