Corlis Lee Burchell

corlis burchell
Corlis Lee Burchell, 71, of Asheville, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Mission Hospital. A native of Rockville Centre, Long Island, he was a son of the late James and Maude Bedell Burchell. He was also preceded in death by a son, Evan James Burchell. A former resident of Freeport, Long Island, Mr. Burchell lived in Buncome Co. for almost twenty years. He worked as an over-the-road trucker and more recently worked as a specialty roofer at The Cliffs, Lake Toxaway, Champion Hills, Biltmore Forest, and the Biltmore Estate before retiring in 2010. Mr. Burchell was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, having served during Vietnam. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Tracy Everson Burchell; daughters, Morgan Burchell, Jaclyn Burchell, and Gwen Burchell; son, Gareth Burchell; and a grandson, Aidan Burchell. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Dean Cesa at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Rd., Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Tracy:

    Mark and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your husband. You and your family are in our prayers.

  2. Tracy, Jackie and family; We are so sorry to hear of Corlis’ death. It’s hard to imagine a world without his wonderful smiling face and gruff banter. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help your family through this tough time. At minimum, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Tracy and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy at this time for you and your special family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. We hope you find peace and hope that comes in your special faith.

  4. My deepest condolences go out to your family. It’s very little that can take away from the pain we experience when we lose a loved one, but one thing that helps me find comfort and hopefully helps you too, is the the promises found in the Bible. Such as, Isaiah 25:8 where God promises to soon, ‘swallow up death forever’ and to ‘wipe away the tears from all faces’.

  5. Tracy and family, we are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Corlis. Keeping all of you in in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Morgan , Our prayers are with you and your family during this sadden time
    What a wonderful dad you were blessed with the love he had for his family
    keep all the memories in your heart .we love you all ellen and ernie

  7. Tracy and Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Corlis. Please let us know if we can help your family in any way.

  8. Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. Corlis and I had many conversations here in the office, what a lovely person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God watch our you and yours.

  9. Tracy, I was attending Mass at St Joan of Arc when the funeral Mass for Corlis was announced. Corlis and I saw each other at Target one day shortly after Evan’s memorial service at SJA. Our conversation was brief but his love for you and Evan was evident in the concern he expressed especially for you. I have such fond memories of you all from my time as a DRE at SJA. Please rest in the assurance of my prayers for you and all those you love.

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