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McKee St. Claire Burruss

November 6, 1938 – January 28, 2020

McKee St. Clair Burruss was born on November 6, 1938 in Caroline County, Virginia to the late Ezekiel Lee and Ethel Mallory Burruss. McKee departed this life on January 28, 2020 at the home of his niece in Richmond, Virginia.

He received his education in the public schools located in Caroline County, VA.

McKee gave his life to Christ at an early age and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, VA until he moved to Washington, DC, where he attended various churches.

McKee was joined in holy matrimony to the late Marjorie Ann Morgan Burruss on September 30, 1972 in Washington, DC. Although he had no biological children, he was always fond of his nieces and nephews and supported them in their endeavors.

While in school, McKee worked on the family farm, tended the animals, and performed a variety of chores around the house. Later, he moved to Washington, DC seeking employment. He worked with a variety of contractors where he became an expert in painting and later became an independent contractor. He was always a hard worker and took great pride in his work. He retired in 2015 due to his health and returned to Virginia where he lived with his niece until his death.

McKee was both kind and generous and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, looking at sport games on TV, attending family affairs, taking short trips, and telling stories of his early life. He could always make you laugh.

McKee leaves to cherish his memory his sister – Eva L.Green; three sisters-in­ law – Dorothy B. Burruss, Olivia Burruss, and Orelia Burruss; one devoted niece – Lisa Hunter; one devoted great niece – Candace Burruss; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His five brothers – Welford, Thomas, Earl, Lincoln, Sr. and Oliver, Sr. and three sisters, Ida Hunt, Myrl Jones, and Arlene Burruss preceded him in death.

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Rev. 14:13)

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