Sherry Marie Burke Thrasher

Published 7:48 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 16, 2012

Sherry Marie Burke Thrasher, 56, of Suffolk, passed away Jan. 16, 2012. She was born in Manassas, Va., to Margaret Ruth England Burke and the late Roger Earl Burke. Sherry worked as a LPN for Bon Secours Hospice.

In addition to her mother, Sherry is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jean Joel Thrasher; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Thrasher Dunkley and Charles Edward Dunkley, of Suffolk, Va.; son, Jason Andrew Thrasher, of Richmond, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Everett and Marie Burke, of Bealeton, Va., and Ronald and Nona Burke, of Fort Wheeler, Texas.

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A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434 with the Rev. Reggie Warren officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509, or Edmarc Hospice for Children, 516 London St., Portsmouth, VA 23704. Condolences may be registered online at