Dorothy Pope Burner

November 20, 1925 - December 1, 2016
Dorothy Pope Burner

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Dorothy Pope Burner, 91, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA.  Dorothy was born on November 20, 1925 in Goldsboro, NC to Arthur Pope and Ida Best Pope. On October 8,1943, she married Joseph G. Burner, who preceded her in death.  Dorothy became a permanent resident of Williamsburg in 1947.  Mrs. Burner was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church and taught the children’s Sunday School class.  Dorothy enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and needlework.  However, most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends in the backyard having picnics and making homemade ice cream.  Dorothy is survived by her son, Joe G. Burner, Williamsburg, VA, her daughters, Darlene Beringo and her husband George of Smithfield, VA, and Anne Thornton and her husband Lex of Nokesville, VA as well as two grandchildren, a great grandson, a loving niece-Danica Beringo and her fiancé, Scott Elmblad of Stuttgart, Germany, Stacey Rodman and her husband Jason and their son Joseph Rodman of Smithfield, VA, and Joyce S. Hedgepeth of Williamsburg, VA. The family would like to thank the staff of Greenfield Senior Living, At Home Care Hospice of Williamsburg, and her devoted friends for their help and loving care during this difficult time.  A graveside service was held, 2:00 p.m., December 6, 2016, at Williamsburg Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to: FISH Inc. of Williamsburg, 312 Waller Mill Road # 800, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Please share memories and condolences to the family at

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  • December 31, 2016
    Michelle Washington says:
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. To live to see 91 years is what the Bible calls "special". (Psalm 90:10) We eagerly look forward to the time when sickness and death will be no more. (Isaiah 33:24 & Isaiah 25:8)