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Sybil Jocylin Brooks Burks

Deceased: 12/29/13

Sybil Jocylin Brooks Burks age 96, passed away on December 29, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, James D. Burks. Survivors include, daughter; Dianne Ulch (Warren). Son; Jim Burks (Beverly). Grandchildren; Karen Harrison (Wayne), Kevin Ulch (Marni), Karla Brooks (Gary), Jody Edwards (Eric) Bryan Burks (Lisa). Great Grandchildren; Lindsey, Daniel and Seth Harrison, Drew and Jamie Ulch, Emma and Garrett Brooks, Sarah and Thomas Edwards, Makayla and Brayden Burks. Sister; Dot Richardson of Columbus, GA. Brother; Marcus Brooks of Troy AL. Brothers-In-Law; Albert Burks of Round Rock TX. and Vernon Burks of Mesa, AZ. Several nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in Bullock County AL. and graduated from Inverness High School. Married and lived in Pascagoula, MS. until 1948 when she moved to McDonald Chapel, AL. She was a volunteer at the school while her children were growing up and worked at Pizitz Dept. Store for several years. Sybil Burks was a wonderful cook and seamstress. Throughout her life flower gardening was her special interest. Her love of flowers was well known among those who knew her. She held membership in several gardening clubs and was a master gardener.. She was a member of the Heart of Dixie Camping Club and she and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping very much. Member of Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church and Elder Sam Bryant will be officiating the services. Funeral service will be on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 11:30 AM with a time of visitation from 10:00 until service time, all at Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church, 2308 Old Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL. 35216 or to the American Heart Association.


I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Consider Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:3-5) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.