Jennifer Elizabeth Burke

jennifer burke

May 15, 1971 ~ November 4, 2023

Born in: Nuremberg, Germany
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

We are sad to announce the passing of Jennifer Elizabeth Burke of Asheville, NC. Jennifer died at age 52, on November 4, 2023.

Jennifer passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a lifetime of serious health complications. Jennifer was given a 1% chance to survive infancy, and miraculously she beat the odds proving many medical experts wrong.

Jennifer was born in Nuremberg, Germany on May 15, 1971, to Harry Smith Burke and Margaret Ober Burke. Jennifer attended schools in Maryland and Ohio, before settling in North Carolina, where she graduated from Lucy Herring High School in 1992.

Jennifer’s dream of becoming a productive member of society became a reality after teaming up with Liberty Corners Enterprises. With the support and trust of her family, LCE helped Jen integrate into the working world, developing the skillsets she needed to thrive and to grow intellectually.

A public memorial service for Jennifer’s Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm, November 14th, 2023 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian; 72 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Liberty Corners, or a charity of your choice in Jen’s name.


Memorial Service: November 14, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. To family Jennifer was alway the life of the party I know you loved her but God loved her more praying God will strengthen you during this time Karen Brown

  2. I was a friend to Jennifer and worked with her at Liberty corner, she loved her job at the movie theater. Jennifer was always so full of life, so happy , I never saw her have a bad day. Until we meet again sweet Jennifer. Fly high with the angels, NO MORE WHEEL CHAIRS!

  3. I’ll always remember Jennifer’s beautiful smile and laughter… I worked with her in the Supported Employment department at LCE. I’m so happy to hear she thrived in her job. My condolences to her family and friends.

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