Obituary of Isabel K. Burroughs
Isabel Katherine Burroughs, affectionately known as Izzy, a lifelong Madison resident, entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 28, 2023. She was 67.
Isabel is survived by her loving mother, Lottie Burroughs; her beloved son, George Burroughs; her sisters Michele and Sarah Burroughs; two uncles, Louis Watkins (Addie) and James Bruce Watkins(JB); two aunts, Linda Burroughs and Virginia Watkins; two nieces, Nicole Richardson (Darnell) and Keva Holman; two great-nephews, Noah and Conor Richardson; and many other extended family members and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Burroughs.
Isabel was born in Morristown on August 4, 1956, and raised in Madison. She was an all-around athlete in each sport she played at Madison High School: softball, basketball, and field hockey. Her athleticism earned her attention from colleges in the area. Isabel attended Trenton State College (TCNJ) on a full basketball scholarship but unfortunately had to leave due to a knee injury. She then served her country honorably in the United States Army as a drill sergeant.
Isabel adored her family and was incredibly close to her mother. She enjoyed helping others in her community and regularly volunteered at the First Baptist Church and the Community House in Madison, doing yard work and snow removal for her neighbors. Isabel enjoyed working as a Central Supply Coordinator for Care One in Morristown. Her Care One co-workers were her second family. She filled the building with her Izzyisms and laughter.
As one close family friend described, "She was the LIFE of everything!" She never met a stranger. Isabel loved everyone. Everyone she knew was given a nickname, and she was always quick to make a joke and fill a room with laughter. Isabel also enjoyed watching football, especially her Jets, and playing the lottery. Her vibrant spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew her; to know her was to love her.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 36 Cook Avenue, Madison, NJ. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with military honors. The repast will be at the Madison Community House directly after the services.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Isabel's name to the First Baptist Church of Madison, 36 Cook Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Madison Memorial Home.
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