Jeanne (Corrie) Burge - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jeanne (Corrie) Burge

November 11, 1953 - February 8, 2024

Jeanne (Corrie) Burge, 70, of Newark, DE, suddenly passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Born in Wilmington on November 11, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Elmer P. and Virginia Corrie. Jeanne was a proud graduate of Newark High School NHS Class of ’71 in Newark, DE. She enjoyed a career as a Legal Secretary spanning more than 40 years, before her retirement in 2019.

Jeanne met her husband, Wayne, in 1971, at the Merryland Roller Rink. They married in 1972, at Red Lion Methodist Church. In their earlier years, they enjoyed camping, white water rafting, and skiing. Jeanne loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren; host family dinners, go to lunch with her NHS friends; enjoyed Friday night dinners at Stewarts with her husband; and adored her grand-doggies. Jeanne especially enjoyed vacations to Aruba with her husband, cruising through the islands, and annual beach vacations. Wayne was without a doubt her best friend. They did everything together. They have shared a connection that is so much greater than love for 5 decades.

Family was of upmost importance to Jeanne. Along with her own family, Jeanne was very close with Wayne’s side of the family and loved spending time with them at family reunions and holiday gatherings. It was a family that she considered her own.

Jeanne was a sweet lady who could strike up a conversation with absolutely anyone who crossed her path, even a rock. The conversation would end with her knowing their life story and them knowing hers. She never considered anyone a stranger. She was a self-proclaimed chocoholic, held together by M&Ms candy and homemade iced tea, so much so that she asked for both hours before her passing.

Jeanne was a two-time breast cancer survivor. She endured multiple surgeries and treatments with bravery and perseverance.  She willingly shared her experience with others who were also battling and was always ready to lend a listening ear.

Jeanne will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 52 years, Wayne Burge; her daughter, Stacie Cook (TJ); her son, Todd Burge (Wendy); her grandchildren, Noah and Tyler Cook; her grand-doggies Chloe and Finn; her bonus family, Chuck, Karen, and Dani Subda; along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eileen Corrie, her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Glen King, and her mother and father-in-law, Paul and Betty Burge.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, with the service beginning at 2 pm. Inurnment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Office of Philanthropy, 4000 Nexus Drive, Suite W3-300, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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11 Condolences for Jeanne (Corrie) Burge

  • I’m so very sorry. I’m grateful I got the chance to know such a wonderful lady and I’ll miss keeping in touch over Facebook. Saying lots of prayers for your family.

  • My sincere condolences to you Wayne and your family.

  • Wayne and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Will be there in spirit on Saturday.

  • My sincere condolences for your loss Wayne. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    I also just lost my husband Gary 3 weeks ago after 52 years of marriage. Please be kind to yourself and take things one day at a time.
    Sincerely Nancy.

  • Dear Wayne and family – I am so very sorry to read this. I am not sure that you remember me, but I worked at Kimmel & Spiller and Jeannie was in my wedding (this year will be 40 years married). We spent many of times talking back in the day when we worked together. She was such a wonderful lady. I am so sorry for your loss and please know that you are in my prayers daily.

    Kelly (Givens) Cox

  • Wayne, Todd and Stacey and family – My heart is sad that Jeanne is gone. She was a dear friend, we shared lots of memories.

  • Wayne,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Jeanne was an angel here on earth and will be missed by all of those who knew her. She was so kind to us and our entire family. We all have such fond memories of her, and she will remain in our hearts forever. We hope you will find a little peace knowing her memory lives on in each of us. Praying for comfort for you all.
    Glenn and Brenda

  • I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, may your precious memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family. God bless you all.

  • Dear Wayne and Family,

    Jeanne was truly one of a kind. She always had a smile on her face and knew how to have fun. I have known Jeanne since high school and she was the glue for the group of girls that stay together. She will be missed so much by so many. She was just such an exceptional lady.

    May all the memories you have give you strength during such a difficult time

  • jeanne’s and waynes story sounds like kens and mine we met in high school (newark) married 50 years i remember jeanne from school always thought she was so pretty sounds like she had a wonderful life with her life time love thats hard to find hope your memories comfort you and your family may peace be with you all

  • To the Corrie and Burge families:
    I wanted to express our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Jeanne from Tom Cunane and LaRaine Durr (Beckhorn). Wayne, you would remember Tom from your mama. I went to school with Jeanne from middle through high school. We drifted apart, as friends do and I found her through reunions later. I was grateful for her inclusion of myself and Tom in our last event. She and I had many adventures when we were in 8th an 9 grades. I remember being with her at my mom’s house on a hot summers day, and a bolt of lightening came in the front door and out the back door. She remembered that all of her life,, because the next time I saw her, she was telling the story to another classmate. It was something to share, that we remembered and we had made it through. We were witnesses for each other of such a rare occurrence. Our love and sadness on the loss of such a special person,