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Richard "Buck" Burden

March 23, 1938 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 83)

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Mr. Richard “Buck” Burden son of the late Fable and Lena Burden was born March 23, 1938, in Bladen County, NC.

Death is not the end, but a new beginning of new life which God has promised us. Richard Burden answered the call of our Master on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife: Eloise McNair Burden; parents: Fable Sr. and Lena Burden, two brothers: James and Fable Burden, Jr.; three sisters: Attealia Porter, Retha Rigans, and Nona Williams; three children: Larry Burden, Markey Clark, and Deborah K. Ellerbe; and one granddaughter: Katina Spriggs.

Richard received his formal education through Bladen Central High School in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Richard relocated to Brooklyn, New York and married to Elosie McNair Burden. He worked numerous jobs until his retirement. He was a lover of the New York Yankees.  His favorite saying was: “Look at those few loaders”. He enjoyed eating redhots, pineapple and coconut cake, and drinking Pepsi Cola.

Richard leaves to cherish his fond memories: his children: five boys: Michael (Brenda) Lewis of New York, NY, Richard (Monica) McNair of San Antonio, TX, Dewayne Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, Christopher Burden of New York, NY, Shawn (Sonja) Burden of Goldsboro, NC; two daughters: Nisa (Ike) Clark of Brooklyn, NY and Maxine (Ernest) Kenner of  Columbia, SC; 18 Grandchildren; seven Great Grandchildren; two sisters: Emma Shipman and Joann Burden both of Tar Heel, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relative and friends.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 05, 2022 at Clark’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Tar Heel, NC by the Reverend Stephanie McArthur.


The public will be received on Friday, February 04, 2022 from 1:00 P.M.6:00P.M. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

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February 4, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Carter Funeral Home
111 N. Ingold Ave.
Garland, NC 28441

Graveside Service
February 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Clarks Chapel AME Zion Church
14743 NC-87
Tar Heel, NC 28392

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