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Obituary for Gladys Jewell Currie Burleson

Gladys Jewell Currie Burleson passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 30, 2017 with her daughter, Jewell "Sweet Pea" and son-in-law Jason by her side.
She was born on July 6, 1927 in Clio, South Carolina. Shortly after World War II, at the age of 17, she left her home in South Carolina and moved to Washington DC, to work for the Department of the Navy, where she worked for 42 years. After retirement, she began her most fulfilling job of looking after her granddaughters, Shannon, Rachael and Shelby. They were the light of her life and she referred to them as her "little angels." She was an integral and ever present part of their lives until the day she died. Throughout her life she made life long friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. She welcomed all into her home and many called her "Mom." She was an incredible mom, grandma, mother-in-law and friend. She left a lasting impression, gave us valuable life lessons and left no doubt ever how much she loved her family. She may be gone, but never forgotten. She will live on through memories, stories and her witty sayings, as we loving referred to as "meme isms." May our "Sweet Meme" keep watch over us and rest peacefully, in Heaven, until we are one day reunited.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Aug

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Service

Saturday

5

Aug

11:00 AM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Graveside

Friday

8

Sep

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Alrington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211

Cemetery Details

Location

Alrington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211

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