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Charlotte Campbell Thomas Burns

Charlotte Campbell Thomas Burns, 84 of Sanford passed away Saturday July 10, 2021. The family will hold a private graveside service.

Born in Lee Co, she was a daughter of the late Jerome Corbitt Thomas and Elza Campbell Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jackson “Bobby” Burns; siblings, W.C. “Bill” Thomas, Jesse C. “Bud” Thomas, H. Grady Thomas, and Fred Allen Thomas.

Charlotte studied at Women’s college now UNC Greensboro, then worked with ‘Burns and Chappell Oil Company, and also a substitute teacher for the Lee County School System for many years. She was an active member of Sanford Junior Women’s Club, and was a longtime avid antiques collector.

Mrs. Burns is survived by Alisha B. Sagraves (Russell) of Apex; sisters in law, Treva B. Chappell of Sanford, Evelyn King of Cary and Marylin Williams of Sanford.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Shallow Well Church, 1220 Broadway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332.

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I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Williamson Smith Jul 18 2021 12:48 PM

I'm deeply saddened that Charlotte has left us and I know I will never forget her. We had many wonderful conversations when she came into the Lee PTO Thrift Shop. I will miss her and our talks. Please accept my sincere condolences on losing your precious Mom.

Janet Lupoli Jul 15 2021 3:38 PM

It breaks my heart that Charlotte has left us. Charlotte was one of 5 or 6 antique dealers that put their faith in John & I when we decided to open the Sanford Antique Mall in November of 1999. I've known & loved her for almost 22 years. I miss her everyday I walk past her former booth. She was a wonderful lady. We were lucky she was in our lives.

Jenks Youngblood Jul 13 2021 1:15 PM

Alisha, Your mom was such a sweet lady and I am so sad to learn of her passing. Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

Sandy Perkins (PTO Thrift Store) Jul 12 2021 3:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Burns

Darlene Foster Jul 12 2021 12:40 PM