Nanette “Nan” Burcham

February 24, 2021
Nanette “Nan” Burcham

Nanette “Nan” Vellines Burcham, 61, a Peninsula resident since 1963, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021, with her family by her side.  Mrs. Burcham graduated from Walsingham Academy in 1977, and Kee Business College in 1980, and for the past 17 years has worked as a Web and Publications Specialist for the Publications Management department for James City County.  Most importantly, she was a beloved wife and mother.  She was also an avid cross-stitcher, enjoyed reading and writing, loved animals, and adored spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jeff Burcham; her son, Kyle J. Burcham, of Williamsburg; her mother, Nancy M. Vellines; and her four siblings, Don M. Vellines, Beverly Vellines Caldwell, Wesley Elmore Vellines IV, and Jeffrey M. Vellines.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

At her request, no service will be held at this time.


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  • February 28, 2021
    Beth Klapper says:
    Jeff and Kyle, I am so very sorry for your loss. Nan was such a pure and sweet spirit. I was fortunate to call her my friend and loved her like a sister. I will miss her always.

  • March 02, 2021
    Joannie Young says:
    Jeff and Kyle... Please accept my sincere condolences. I only met Nan within the last year, but in that short time, I quickly knew that she was a sweet and kind woman, who was always more than willing to help and always wearing a smile. I consider it a Blessing to have met and worked with her. Heaven gained a real angel. Nan will be missed by so many!

  • March 05, 2021
    Carolyn Cox says:
    To the Burcham family, I extend sincere sympathy for your loss. I was Kyle's third grade teacher at Rawls Byrd, and Nan was such a sweet parent. I remember that beautiful smile she always wore.