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Memorial Service

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
Tuesday August 20th, 2019

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Jennifer Alexandra Burden

Jennifer Heise Burden passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2019, while she was resting in her home in Albemarle, NC. A memorial service celebrating Jennifer’s life will be held 11am August 20 at Mount Pleasant UMC, 1260 College St., Mt. Pleasant NC 28124, officiated by Rev. Earl Bradshaw.

Jennifer is survived by her husband Roland Burden of Albemarle; her children Kirsten and Keanan Grieser of Raleigh; parents Wolfgang and Rosita Heise of Charlotte; brother Thorsten Heise, his wife Tracey, and their children Nicholas and Alexandra of Charlotte; sister Nicolette Endisch, her husband Stefan, and their son Christian of Buerstadt, Germany; mother-in-law Helen Fuller-Grieser.

Jennifer was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She spent her early childhood in New Jersey and then moved to Charlotte in 1982.  From then on she called North Carolina her home. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a BA in Social Work in 1993 and a Master’s in Counseling from Liberty University in 2016.  She began her career as a social worker, helping those in need in counties surrounding Charlotte. After achieving her Master’s, she worked as a counselor with Monarch in Albemarle, NC, where she did what she loved the most: helping others who were struggling in their daily lives.

Jennifer’s journey in life was anything but ordinary, and she dealt with many personal challenges, both internal and external. However, it was those experiences and what she learned from them that she hoped would transform and guide those that she counseled to make better choices.

Jennifer’s kids were her pride and joy. She was highly intelligent, compassionate, talented in the arts, and a lover of animals. She will be missed by all that she touched. Our hearts ache that we were not there to say goodbye, but we know that you have sailed on to heaven as a gathering of angels lifted you away.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jennifer’s name to Mount Pleasant UMC, PO Box 237, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28214.

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Cheryl and I were so sorry to hear about Jennifer's passing. Our prayers go out to you.

Jim and Cheryl Kassner Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Rosita , Wolfgang and extended Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time We never met your daughter but it appears that she was a real special person Vicki and George Kater

George and Vicki Kater Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Rosita, Wolfgang, Nicolette and Thorsten, Our thoughts are with you and your families during this dark time in your lives; may the memories of happier days heal your wounds. Fondly, Dine & Herb

Bernhardine & Herb Klein Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to you Rosita, Wolfgang, and family. Bruce and Libby Withrow

Bruce and Libby Withrow Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Deeply saddened by your loss. May you be consoled by the the love of family and friends that can only imagine your grief. Peace and blessings, ~Cooper

Cooper Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Rosita & Wolfgang, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I'm sending my condolences, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Rebecca Mullis Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Dear beautiful Jennifer is gone. What a heart break for those left behind. Sending love to all family members. patsy schober

patsy schober Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Wolfgang & Rosita There is very little one can say, but I offer my condolences and prayers to your family at this sorrowful time. Although Jennifer has passed beyond the reach of your hands, she will always live in your heart.

Sheila Etheridge Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Wolfgang and Rosita - I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you in these difficult times. Peace & Love

Zhanna Meggison Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

My dear Friends abroad, ihr Lieben, mit Fassungslosigkeit habe ich von Jennifers Tod gehrt. Es tut mir so unsagbar leid. I fiel so sorry for you all. Lots of Love, Jeanette and family

Jeanette Vosding Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

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