Mary Alethia Frederick Burns

Published 10:13 am Saturday, April 30, 2022

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October 26, 1934 – April 25, 2022

Kitty Hawk, NC – Mary Alethia Frederick Burns, 87, a resident of Kitty Hawk NC, Kill Devil Hills, NC and Coatesville, PA passed away April 25, 2022, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mrs. Frederick was born in Swan Quarter, NC, the daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Blake.  She was a full-time fully devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

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Lee had a huge heart, a positive outlook always and loved to celebrate any occasion with family and friends.  She loved music and dancing. She often reminisced about the time she spent with close friends line dancing at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center.

Mrs. Frederick is survived by her husband Dennie G. Burns of Kitty Hawk, two daughters, Linda Wilkinson and Phyllis Jean Wilkinson of Coatesville, PA, two sons, Kenneth Frederick of Grandy, NC and Mark Frederick of Honey Brook, PA. She was the beloved grandmother to eight grandchildren – seven boys and one girl. She was great-grandmother to eight beautiful children – four boys and four girls.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest Marvin (Marv) Frederick, her parents, and two brothers, Russel Blake of Vienna, WV and Gus Blake of Bell Haven, NC.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 5 p.m. with Rev. Rob Robinson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 404 Jessup Street, Elizabeth City NC 27909,

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at