Wilmington: Lyla Mae Wilson Burney, age 91, of Wilmington, NC, died May 8, 2018. She was born November 9, 1926, in Brunswick County, NC, a daughter of the late Lula Bell King Wilson and the late Dellie Gaston Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Roland Cowan Burney, and her siblings, Walter C. Wilson, Craven C. Wilson, Eva Mae Wilson Robinson, and Pauline Belle Wilson Babson.
Mrs. Burney graduated from Waccamaw High School in 1944. She was a dedicated employee of James Walker Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department for 35 years until her retirement. She continued to serve others in need as a caregiver with Eldercare. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.
Mrs. Burney is survived by her daughter, Carol Burney Wallace, of Nashville, TN; her grandson,
Christopher M. Wallace, of Brooklyn, NY; special nieces, Ernestine Robinson Moody of Candler, NC, Judy Kay Ward of Nakina, NC, and Sara Burney Orrock, of Bolivia, NC; special grand niece, Sabrina Ward; and many more cherished nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service will be Saturday, May, 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Lake Waccamaw., N.C.
Visitation will be at McKenzie Mortuary from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. prior to the graveside service.
The family extends their deep gratitude to the staff of NHRMC Emergency Department and Sixth Floor, as well to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, for the compassion and loving care provided to Mrs. Burney during her illness.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Burney's name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice @ 1406 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, N.C. 28401 , New Hanover County Meals on Wheels, or to the charity of one’s choice.