Cover photo for Velma "Tibby" Burke's Obituary
Velma "Tibby" Burke Profile Photo
1924 Velma 2024

Velma "Tibby" Burke

November 9, 1924 — May 2, 2024

Cleveland, TX

Velma "Tibby" Burke, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the age of 99. She was born on Sunday, November 9, 1924, in Orange, Texas, to Robert Guillot and Alia Guillot, both of whom preceded her in death. Velma was also preceded in death by her husband, Marlin A. Burke; son-in-law, James Louis; and sister, Pearl Lenz. Velma was a faithful servant to her Lord, she was very artistic, and she loved to sew, and arrange flowers. She loved her family and loved to cook and bake for them. Velma loved to shop and to work in her yard. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sheila Louis and Loretta Hightower and husband Lewis; son, Marlin W. "Bubba" Burke; brothers, Marshall Guillot and wife Judy, Richard Guillot and wife Pat; eleven grandchildren, Michelle Chapman and husband Johnny, Kellie Gomez and husband Troy, Shannon Hamic and wife Stacie, Kevin Louis, Jennifer Anthony and husband Doc, Andy Hightower and wife Leslie, Harley Burke, Caine Burke and wife Amanda, Marva McCormick, Bobby McCormick, Mark Trahan; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, family members, and a host of friends. A graveside service will be held for Velma at Ryan Cemetery at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 10, 2024.
All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Velma "Tibby" Burke, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Friday, May 10, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 24

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree