Geneva Hinshaw Burklin
August 17, 1925 -
April 25, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Geneva Hinshaw Burklin, age 94, of Fayetteville, TN. Geneva was born on August 17, 1925 in Winchester, TN to the late Herman A. and Jimmie Mae Grammer Hinshaw. She was the youngest of three children in the Hinshaw family. Geveva married the late Charles E. Burklin in 1943, during WWII. Together they managed the National Store for many years. Mr. & Mrs. Burklin joined Fayetteville First Baptist Church in 1950 and were faithful members. Mrs. Burklin passed away on April 25, 2020 at Donalson Care Center.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly B. Milstead of Fayetteville; son, Charles E. Burklin, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Penelope M. Miller of Fayetteville, Dr. John R. Milstead of St. Louis, MO, Charles E. Burklin, III, Melissa L. Burklin, and Clayton W. Burklin all of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren, Justin A. Miller of Boulder, CO, Zackary A. Miller of Fayetteville, and Jesse W. King of Charlotte, NC.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be held with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First Baptist Church, 210 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Geneva Hinshaw Burklin.

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47 Comments

  1. Cindy Miles

    Jinson,
    Mrs, Geneva was so blessed to have you in her life. She was always saying “Jinson is doing this for me”. She knew you would always be there for her. She will definitely be missed. I am sorry they canceled her memorial service. She deserved a grand send off.

    Reply
  2. CAPT SCOTT SHELTON

    Eddie,
    I have been overseas and only now (09MAY) have heard of your mothers passing.
    You know how much your parents meant to me and I feel the loss almost as much as you. No words can assuage the loss of a mother, suffice it to say my sincerest sympathies to you and family. As you know, they were Extremely proud of you!
    Beautiful people, the times I spent with them are forever etched into memories and will never be forgotten.

    Always,
    Scott Shelton

    Reply
  3. Kathy Blalack-Dengler

    I have such fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Burklin throughout my childhood…from shopping at the National Store to seeing them each week at church. My parents and the Burklins were dear friends, and now they are all together again having a joyful heavenly reunion! You were a lovely lady, Mrs. Burkin, I’m cherishing the sweet memories.

    Reply
  4. Sharon Blalack-McClendon

    My parents were great friends with the Burklins, from being Bagley Drive neighbors to First Baptist members of the same Sunday School class. This group maintained a bond that will never be broken. You were a kind and caring friend that will be dearly missed.

    Reply
  5. Stinson Knott

    Mrs. Burklin was such a beautiful soul. Even during her final days she still asked about my mother and my brother in the nursing home, this shows how she was blessed with such a kind and loving spirit. My prayers go out to her family and my twin brother Jinson as they had such a unbreakable bond. Mrs. Burklin loved Jinson and Jinson loved her for they cherished one another’s friendship. I personally thank you Mrs. Burklin for sharing and caring. God promised that he would satisfy you with long life and that he did. You never showed my family nothing but the utmost kindness and respect and I will be forever grateful. Rest my friend rest

    Reply
  6. Rosalind Sowell Greer

    Beverly and family, I’m so sorry for your loss and I understand your emptiness…….keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  7. Judy, Mike and Jonathan McLeod

    Mrs. Geneva was such a sweet kind lady, always loved seeing her out and about. From the time our son was old enough to walk until he graduated from college, she would hug him and ask about his studies and he would always tell her how pretty she was. A very sweet memory. May God hold you in his arms as we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Jane McGee Tully

    Beverly, so very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  9. jinson knott

    Mrs Burklin was the love and apple of my eye. She was my second mom. I will always cherish the sweet memories. My heart is broken but I know that she is in a better place. Mr Burklin made me promise that I would take good care of his angel and I think I did a pretty good job. Sleep well Mrs Burklin until we meet again. Love you always in my heart. Love Jinson

    Reply
  10. Loretta Givens

    So sorry for your loss. Jinson you loved and was so loved back by
    Mrs. Geneva.

    Reply
  11. Virginia & Wade Mooney

    She was so sweet, fun and full of personality.
    I’m going to miss our outings and not getting to see all the Christmas lights in town with you this year.
    Thank you for being such a great friend.
    I’m honored to have gotten to spend so much time with you over the last couple of weeks.
    I know your friends and companions who love you so much will always smile when they think of you.
    My heart goes out to Jinson, always by your side and the most honest and loyal friendship I have seen.
    Until we meet again my friend.

    Reply
  12. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Dear Beverly and Eddie, Loved your beautiful mother!! Such a sweet lady, always enjoyed seeing her!

    Reply
  13. Tom & Janet Redden and Family

    Our heartfelt sympathies in the passing of his beautiful lady – who we loved dearly. We will miss her greatly.

    Reply
  14. Mary Milstead Clay

    Ms. Beverly and family, sorry to hear of your loss.

    Reply
  15. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Burklin was a sweet, sweet lady and will be missed by her many friends. Eddie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  16. Hazel Hyde

    My condolences to the entire family and her many friends. Having known Mrs Geneva all my life she was very special. I will miss her.

    Reply
  17. Randy & Sharon Carswell

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ms. Geneva was such a sweet lady. Randy and I had such a good time when she rode to NC with us. Randy enjoyed working in the yard with her.

    Reply
  18. Dixie Smith

    To a beautiful woman inside and out. To her special friend, Jinson Knott whom she loved dearly and he loved her. Praying for Beverly, Eddie and family during this time.

    God Bless!
    Joe and Dixie Smith

    Reply
  19. Carolyn Greenwood

    So sorry for your loss, she was a very sweet lady and will be missed by many.

    Reply
  20. Sandy Gladish Davis

    Beverly, Eddie, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Geneva was a huge part of my youth at FBC. She and Mr. Burklin supported our youth choir and showed up for us in such loving ways all the time. I am who I am today because of her and her love and generosity. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  21. Yvonne Baker

    Jint, I’m sorry for the loss of your dear friend Mrs. Burklin. I know that she was dear to you. Everyone that knew you knew of Mrs. Burklin. She’s in a better place now, probably telling the angels about her beloved friend.

    Reply
  22. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Beverly, Eddie, Jinson, and family,
    Our hearts are broken at the news of Miss Geneva. She was such a special, sweet lady whom we loved very much. We have many precious memories of time spent with her. At church and in her home. We will miss her very much but will see her again. May our GOD of peace and comfort surround you at this difficult time.

    Reply
  23. Gina King

    Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. Jinson and I are going to miss you Mrs Burklin. Prayers for the family!

    Reply
  24. Jeff & Pam Towry

    Beverly, Eddie, Jinson, and family,
    Our hearts are broken at the news of Miss Geneva. She was such a sweet, gentle, special lady.
    We loved her very much. We have so many precious memories of time spent with her. May our GOD of peace and comfort surround you at this time.

    Reply
  25. LINDA EDWARDS

    So sorry for your lost, she was a sweet lady, so kind. One day we will meet again. RIP Ms. Geneva.

    Reply
  26. Jimmy Towry

    So sorry for the loss to your family.
    Prayers for your family during this time.

    Reply
  27. Lissa Burton

    Mrs. Geneva was a hoot to take care of while at Southern MAnor. Always wanting to help someone else. And yes she never saw “color” in folks and loved Jinson to death. He was who she called day or night! She loved her children so much and talked about them all the time no matter what. RIP Mrs. Geneva

    Reply
  28. Wanda Williams

    So sorry for your great loss! Your Mother and Grandmother was so sweet and loved everyone. May you find comfort and peace at this time. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  29. Larry Askins

    Beverly, So sorry to hear of your Mom leaving us – especially during this pandemic. Giulia and I will keep her, you, and your family in our prayers. God Bless, Larry & Giulia Askins

    Reply
  30. Becky Miller

    Beverly, Eddie and family; I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has always had a special place in my heart!
    Becky Cullens Miller

    Reply
  31. Wanda Tipper

    Deepest Sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  32. Agnes Marie Barnes

    Eddie and Beverly, l extend my sympathy .. Jinson, l know the deep loss you feel, you, too have my sympathy.

    Reply
  33. Dorothy Lamb

    Mrs. Geneva was a wonderful Christian lady who always had a smile and friendly greeting. She & Mr. Burklin were such dedicated members of First Baptist. Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  34. Marjorie Redden

    She was a beautiful lady and a very special, close friend.

    Reply
  35. Glenda Sells Porterfield

    I had the Honor of working with Mr & Mrs. Burklin right out of high school at The National Store. I loved them both. Thoughts and Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  36. Keon Alexander

    Uncle Jint, we know how much you loved Mrs. Geneva! She loved you just as much and please know that the relationship you and Mrs. Geneva had was special! I pray you find comfort in knowing that now she is along side her beloved husband! In times like these were color seems to matter, it didn’t with you and Mrs. Geneva! To her other son, friend, confidant, care taker and traveling buddy Jinson Knott I send you my deepest sympathy. To her children and grandchildren continued prayers. Rest on Mrs. Geneva

    Reply
  37. Jane McNeal

    So sorry to hear about Ms. Geneva. Loved seeing her at church and loved her hugs. Always a smile.

    Reply
  38. Ray & Sue Cary Simmons

    We were so blessed to have known and loved this amazing lady. One of God’s Very Best. Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  39. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Beverly, Eddie, and family, we are sorry for your loss of Mrs. Geneva. You will be in our thoughts in the coming days.

    Reply
  40. Dailia Drennon Adams

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  41. Lynn Bolles Drewry

    I’m so sad to hear this. I have fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Burklin as faithful members of our church family. It is so sad to see one of these dear people leave but oh how thankful we are for their influence in our lives and for the many years God granted them to be on earth.

    Reply
  42. Wyanne E King

    So sorry about Mrs. Geneva. She was a wonderful boss and a true lady. She and Mr. Burklin taught me so much. Eddie, I’m sorry I can’t tell you this in person. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Reply
  43. Cindy Harwell

    I loved this woman! She always had a hug for me and don Vince. She will be missed by many!

    Reply
  44. Jeanie Hyde

    Jinson I’m very sorry for your loss of a dear friend.

    Reply
  45. Lenace Hyde

    Very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Burklin! Prayers to all the many people who loved her dearly!
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  46. Wanda Shelton

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  47. Karen Gilliam

    Beverly, Eddie, and family, I share in your sorrow at the loss of Mrs. Geneva. She was very much loved by everyone who knew her. I know you’ll find comfort in knowing she’s with your daddy and our good Lord. Holding you close in thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.

    Reply

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47 Comments

  1. Cindy Miles

    Jinson,
    Mrs, Geneva was so blessed to have you in her life. She was always saying “Jinson is doing this for me”. She knew you would always be there for her. She will definitely be missed. I am sorry they canceled her memorial service. She deserved a grand send off.

    Reply
  2. CAPT SCOTT SHELTON

    Eddie,
    I have been overseas and only now (09MAY) have heard of your mothers passing.
    You know how much your parents meant to me and I feel the loss almost as much as you. No words can assuage the loss of a mother, suffice it to say my sincerest sympathies to you and family. As you know, they were Extremely proud of you!
    Beautiful people, the times I spent with them are forever etched into memories and will never be forgotten.

    Always,
    Scott Shelton

    Reply
  3. Kathy Blalack-Dengler

    I have such fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Burklin throughout my childhood…from shopping at the National Store to seeing them each week at church. My parents and the Burklins were dear friends, and now they are all together again having a joyful heavenly reunion! You were a lovely lady, Mrs. Burkin, I’m cherishing the sweet memories.

    Reply
  4. Sharon Blalack-McClendon

    My parents were great friends with the Burklins, from being Bagley Drive neighbors to First Baptist members of the same Sunday School class. This group maintained a bond that will never be broken. You were a kind and caring friend that will be dearly missed.

    Reply
  5. Stinson Knott

    Mrs. Burklin was such a beautiful soul. Even during her final days she still asked about my mother and my brother in the nursing home, this shows how she was blessed with such a kind and loving spirit. My prayers go out to her family and my twin brother Jinson as they had such a unbreakable bond. Mrs. Burklin loved Jinson and Jinson loved her for they cherished one another’s friendship. I personally thank you Mrs. Burklin for sharing and caring. God promised that he would satisfy you with long life and that he did. You never showed my family nothing but the utmost kindness and respect and I will be forever grateful. Rest my friend rest

    Reply
  6. Rosalind Sowell Greer

    Beverly and family, I’m so sorry for your loss and I understand your emptiness…….keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  7. Judy, Mike and Jonathan McLeod

    Mrs. Geneva was such a sweet kind lady, always loved seeing her out and about. From the time our son was old enough to walk until he graduated from college, she would hug him and ask about his studies and he would always tell her how pretty she was. A very sweet memory. May God hold you in his arms as we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Jane McGee Tully

    Beverly, so very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  9. jinson knott

    Mrs Burklin was the love and apple of my eye. She was my second mom. I will always cherish the sweet memories. My heart is broken but I know that she is in a better place. Mr Burklin made me promise that I would take good care of his angel and I think I did a pretty good job. Sleep well Mrs Burklin until we meet again. Love you always in my heart. Love Jinson

    Reply
  10. Loretta Givens

    So sorry for your loss. Jinson you loved and was so loved back by
    Mrs. Geneva.

    Reply
  11. Virginia & Wade Mooney

    She was so sweet, fun and full of personality.
    I’m going to miss our outings and not getting to see all the Christmas lights in town with you this year.
    Thank you for being such a great friend.
    I’m honored to have gotten to spend so much time with you over the last couple of weeks.
    I know your friends and companions who love you so much will always smile when they think of you.
    My heart goes out to Jinson, always by your side and the most honest and loyal friendship I have seen.
    Until we meet again my friend.

    Reply
  12. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Dear Beverly and Eddie, Loved your beautiful mother!! Such a sweet lady, always enjoyed seeing her!

    Reply
  13. Tom & Janet Redden and Family

    Our heartfelt sympathies in the passing of his beautiful lady – who we loved dearly. We will miss her greatly.

    Reply
  14. Mary Milstead Clay

    Ms. Beverly and family, sorry to hear of your loss.

    Reply
  15. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Burklin was a sweet, sweet lady and will be missed by her many friends. Eddie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  16. Hazel Hyde

    My condolences to the entire family and her many friends. Having known Mrs Geneva all my life she was very special. I will miss her.

    Reply
  17. Randy & Sharon Carswell

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ms. Geneva was such a sweet lady. Randy and I had such a good time when she rode to NC with us. Randy enjoyed working in the yard with her.

    Reply
  18. Dixie Smith

    To a beautiful woman inside and out. To her special friend, Jinson Knott whom she loved dearly and he loved her. Praying for Beverly, Eddie and family during this time.

    God Bless!
    Joe and Dixie Smith

    Reply
  19. Carolyn Greenwood

    So sorry for your loss, she was a very sweet lady and will be missed by many.

    Reply
  20. Sandy Gladish Davis

    Beverly, Eddie, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Geneva was a huge part of my youth at FBC. She and Mr. Burklin supported our youth choir and showed up for us in such loving ways all the time. I am who I am today because of her and her love and generosity. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  21. Yvonne Baker

    Jint, I’m sorry for the loss of your dear friend Mrs. Burklin. I know that she was dear to you. Everyone that knew you knew of Mrs. Burklin. She’s in a better place now, probably telling the angels about her beloved friend.

    Reply
  22. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Beverly, Eddie, Jinson, and family,
    Our hearts are broken at the news of Miss Geneva. She was such a special, sweet lady whom we loved very much. We have many precious memories of time spent with her. At church and in her home. We will miss her very much but will see her again. May our GOD of peace and comfort surround you at this difficult time.

    Reply
  23. Gina King

    Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. Jinson and I are going to miss you Mrs Burklin. Prayers for the family!

    Reply
  24. Jeff & Pam Towry

    Beverly, Eddie, Jinson, and family,
    Our hearts are broken at the news of Miss Geneva. She was such a sweet, gentle, special lady.
    We loved her very much. We have so many precious memories of time spent with her. May our GOD of peace and comfort surround you at this time.

    Reply
  25. LINDA EDWARDS

    So sorry for your lost, she was a sweet lady, so kind. One day we will meet again. RIP Ms. Geneva.

    Reply
  26. Jimmy Towry

    So sorry for the loss to your family.
    Prayers for your family during this time.

    Reply
  27. Lissa Burton

    Mrs. Geneva was a hoot to take care of while at Southern MAnor. Always wanting to help someone else. And yes she never saw “color” in folks and loved Jinson to death. He was who she called day or night! She loved her children so much and talked about them all the time no matter what. RIP Mrs. Geneva

    Reply
  28. Wanda Williams

    So sorry for your great loss! Your Mother and Grandmother was so sweet and loved everyone. May you find comfort and peace at this time. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  29. Larry Askins

    Beverly, So sorry to hear of your Mom leaving us – especially during this pandemic. Giulia and I will keep her, you, and your family in our prayers. God Bless, Larry & Giulia Askins

    Reply
  30. Becky Miller

    Beverly, Eddie and family; I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has always had a special place in my heart!
    Becky Cullens Miller

    Reply
  31. Wanda Tipper

    Deepest Sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  32. Agnes Marie Barnes

    Eddie and Beverly, l extend my sympathy .. Jinson, l know the deep loss you feel, you, too have my sympathy.

    Reply
  33. Dorothy Lamb

    Mrs. Geneva was a wonderful Christian lady who always had a smile and friendly greeting. She & Mr. Burklin were such dedicated members of First Baptist. Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  34. Marjorie Redden

    She was a beautiful lady and a very special, close friend.

    Reply
  35. Glenda Sells Porterfield

    I had the Honor of working with Mr & Mrs. Burklin right out of high school at The National Store. I loved them both. Thoughts and Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  36. Keon Alexander

    Uncle Jint, we know how much you loved Mrs. Geneva! She loved you just as much and please know that the relationship you and Mrs. Geneva had was special! I pray you find comfort in knowing that now she is along side her beloved husband! In times like these were color seems to matter, it didn’t with you and Mrs. Geneva! To her other son, friend, confidant, care taker and traveling buddy Jinson Knott I send you my deepest sympathy. To her children and grandchildren continued prayers. Rest on Mrs. Geneva

    Reply
  37. Jane McNeal

    So sorry to hear about Ms. Geneva. Loved seeing her at church and loved her hugs. Always a smile.

    Reply
  38. Ray & Sue Cary Simmons

    We were so blessed to have known and loved this amazing lady. One of God’s Very Best. Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  39. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Beverly, Eddie, and family, we are sorry for your loss of Mrs. Geneva. You will be in our thoughts in the coming days.

    Reply
  40. Dailia Drennon Adams

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  41. Lynn Bolles Drewry

    I’m so sad to hear this. I have fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Burklin as faithful members of our church family. It is so sad to see one of these dear people leave but oh how thankful we are for their influence in our lives and for the many years God granted them to be on earth.

    Reply
  42. Wyanne E King

    So sorry about Mrs. Geneva. She was a wonderful boss and a true lady. She and Mr. Burklin taught me so much. Eddie, I’m sorry I can’t tell you this in person. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Reply
  43. Cindy Harwell

    I loved this woman! She always had a hug for me and don Vince. She will be missed by many!

    Reply
  44. Jeanie Hyde

    Jinson I’m very sorry for your loss of a dear friend.

    Reply
  45. Lenace Hyde

    Very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Burklin! Prayers to all the many people who loved her dearly!
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  46. Wanda Shelton

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  47. Karen Gilliam

    Beverly, Eddie, and family, I share in your sorrow at the loss of Mrs. Geneva. She was very much loved by everyone who knew her. I know you’ll find comfort in knowing she’s with your daddy and our good Lord. Holding you close in thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.

    Reply

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