Justin “Kyle” Burbage

July 22, 1987 - December 13, 2023
Justin “Kyle” Burbage

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Justin “Kyle” Burbage, born on July 22, 1987, in Greenville, NC, was a beloved son, brother, and friend passed away on December 13, 2023.

Kyle had a deep love for his faith and was an active member of Harvest Church. He found joy in serving the Lord and was a valued member of the church’s Servants of the House. Family was of utmost importance to Kyle, and he held a special place in the hearts of his mother and father.

He dedicated his life to various fields of work, starting in agricultural sales before transitioning to pharmaceutical manufacturing and finally finding his place in the industrial manufacturing sector with Hyster Yale.

In his free time, he enjoyed nurturing plants and watching them grow. He had a passion for cooking and took great pleasure in capturing pictures of his culinary creations to share with his loved ones. His favorite dinner was a perfectly cooked steak, and he had mastered the art of replicating Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscano soup. Additionally, Kyle cherished spending time outdoors, particularly when hunting and fishing.

His educational journey included graduating from Northside High School, attending Beaufort County Community College, and ultimately earning his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from NC State University. He was a dedicated student who excelled in his studies.

Kyle is preceded in death by his grandfather, O. E. Burbage Jr., and grandparents Rudolph and Marie Respess. He will be deeply missed by his surviving family, including his mother, Donna Burbage, his father, Gary Burbage, his sister Mary Beth Respess (Macon), his brother Carter Burbage (Julianna), his nieces Adelyn Respess and Katie Burbage, his nephew Bowen Respess, and his grandmother Lucretia Burbage.

To honor Kyle’s memory, the family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to Harvest Church in his name by clicking HERE

A visitation will be held at Harvest Church in Washington, NC at 1:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2023, with a service to follow immediately at 2:00pm at the same location followed by graveside committal at Oakdale Cemetery.

Justin “Kyle” Burbage will be remembered for his kind heart, his unwavering faith, and his dedication to his loved ones. Kyle is now with the Prince of Peace – Jesus, and that is what Christmas is all about.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Burbage family.




Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Harvest Church - Directions
2020 W. 15th Street
Washington, NC 27889
252-833-4894

Visiting Hours

Harvest Church - Directions
2020 W. 15th St, Washington NC
  • Friday, December 22, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • December 22, 2023
    BRENDA ESTES says:
    Gary and Donna, We were so shocked to see that Kyle had passed away. We rejoice because we know where he is residing now. We know we will see him soon. God bless you all and may you feel His arms wrapped around you and His peace. With Love, Ron and Brenda Estes

  • December 22, 2023
    Carol Willard says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of your son’s passing you are in my thoughts and prayers

  • December 22, 2023
    Sandria McFadden says:
    Dear Gary and Donna, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. If you ever need me for anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and Brown. Love you both, Sandy and Brown

  • December 21, 2023
    Dolores Morgan says:
    I am so sorry about Kyle and send prayers to you all including the family and friends. May the Lord give you great comfort in this huge loss.

  • December 21, 2023
    Candy & Wayne Howell says:
    Dear Donna, Gary, Mary Beth, Carter & Mrs. Lucretia, There are no words we can say. But please know we are holding all of you up to the Throne of God daily in prayer. May God keep you and comfort you as only He can. With love, Candy & Wayne Howell

  • December 20, 2023
    Lisa Clayton lit a candle:
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  • December 20, 2023
    Lisa Clayton says:
    So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 20, 2023
    Sandra Buckman says:
    Our family has you in our hearts and prayers for comfort and peace. There are no words to express our heart's message except that we love you and know that God's care for you will be sufficient in your great time of need. Our God is always faithful and we are thankful that you know Him and have His assurance that He is near.

  • December 19, 2023
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  • December 19, 2023
    Kandes Peele says:
    Prayers for his family and friends 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤

  • December 19, 2023
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  • December 19, 2023
    Kristen Credle Owens says:
    Mrs. Donna and Mr. Gary---my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep you in his comfort.

  • December 19, 2023
    Shannon & Edwin Ellis says:
    Dear Donna Marie, Gary, & Family, Want y’all to know how beautiful and fitting Kyle’s tribute is. Ed and I have all of you in our daily prayers, and are so thankful that Kyle’s faith was strong and so important to him. It’s a comfort to know he’s sitting at our Lord’s feet and experiencing the wonder of Heaven. We send our love to all of you, and pray for God’s peace and comfort to surround each of you. 🛐

  • December 18, 2023
    Robert & Amy Harris lit a candle:
    Lit since December 18, 2023 at 12:16:38 PM

  • December 18, 2023
    Danny and Dale Everett says:
    Our hearts are so full!! May God give comfort and strength to each of you.

  • December 18, 2023
    Benita Fulford Lagcher says:
    Our prayers are with you and the family.

  • December 18, 2023
    Hal Swindell says:
    My deepest sympathies extend to Gary and the entire family. Let your faulty sustain you in this most difficult time.

  • December 18, 2023
    Bill and Betty Slade says:
    Donna, Gary, Mary Beth, and Carter we are so sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. He was a nice young man. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • December 18, 2023
    Shirley & Matt O'Neal says:
    We can not even imagine what you all are going through. We will keep you in our prayers. Kyle had a genuine heart of gold. Know he will be truly missed. O'Neal family

  • December 17, 2023
    Pearson and Joan Chrismon says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. It is obvious that Kyle was a very special young man. My God watch over you in the coming days and help to make your burden lighter. Pearson and Joan Chrismon

  • December 17, 2023
    Loretta Bowen says:
    Donna, Gary and family, we’re so, so, sorry to hear of your loss! May God hold your hearts in his arms and help you to understand!!

  • December 17, 2023
    Margie Cooke-Tankard says:
    From Our Family To Yours: Gary, Donna ,Mary Beth, Carter, We send Our Heartfelt Condolences To All. We are saddened by this news but Rejoice in knowing that Heaven gained another Angel. We can find comfort in knowing that our son, brother is seeing Heaven and All it's Glory, That's how we make it... our hearts are broken but will understand as the days come in knowing that Jesus and His plan is always Best! Margie, Darrell, Anthony & Brandi Cooke

  • December 16, 2023
    Deborah Tyson says:
    God bless.

  • December 16, 2023
    Lavaughn Bousquet says:
    Donna I am so sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • December 16, 2023
    Sarah Brinn Hemby says:
    Kyle was always smiling everytime you saw him in the halls at Northside. Keeping his family in my prayers and thoughts. C/O 2005

  • December 16, 2023
    Sandra McCann says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Kyle. I remember him from teaching him in Biology. He was very unsure about taking the honors course . His confidence level was so low. I felt he was very capable of the work required and he was. I will always remember his hard work sitting on the front row. He was such a treasure! I will never forget him! Rest in peace Kyle.

  • December 16, 2023
    Mallori Swain Marsahll says:
    Love and prayers to all. My heart breaks for you. Kyle was always a friend with a smile on his face. C/O 2005 He will be missed.

  • December 16, 2023
    Faye Rose says:
    Gary, Donna, Mary Beth, Carter, and all of the family, Your family has always been special to me ❤️ our children grew up together, and they are all precious to my heart. I am praying for you and with you. Hold on to those sweet memories and remember we will see him again one day in Glory ❤️ love you all very much ❤️

  • December 16, 2023
    Martha C Neal says:
    Sending love & prayers for Gary & Donna & all the family.❤️🙏

  • December 16, 2023
    Joyce Cutler says:
    Dear Donna, Gary, Mary Beth, Carter, and Family, Thinking of you all and sending many prayers and much much love. Joyce, Lewis, and Family 🙏♥️

  • December 16, 2023
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    Spot on with this write-up, I actually feel this amazing site needs much more attention. I'll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the info!

  • December 15, 2023
    Melanie Younce says:
    Jimmy and I are saddened by your loss and pray that God will bring you comfort and peace as only He can! Kyle was a special young man and will be missed by so many. Love and prayers, Jimmy “Catfish” and Melanie Younce

  • December 15, 2023
    Trudy Hubers says:
    Beautiful write up of a most special young man. My heart Hurts for y’all and will keep you in prayer. Sending much love !

  • December 15, 2023
    D. Moore says:
    Kyle was a wonderful guy and will be deeply missed.

  • December 15, 2023
    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    Sorry for your loss know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • December 15, 2023
    Bryan & Sherry Hollowell says:
    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  • December 15, 2023
    Frank Waters says:
    Kathy and I have your family in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. His memories will last forever. Frankie

  • December 15, 2023
    Sarah Toler Beacham says:
    Gary, Donna and family I’m so sorry to hear of Kyle’s. I send my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • December 15, 2023
    Joyce Cutler says:
    Dear Donna, Gary, Mary Beth, Carter, and Family, We are thinking of you and sending many prayers and much love to each of you. Joyce, Lewis, and Family 🙏♥️

  • December 15, 2023
    sandra brantley says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Kyle was a wonderful man. Stanley and I adopted him and Carter as our Grandchildren. We really love both of them. They would come over to the house and visit. we really enjoyed the visits. I will really miss Kyle's phone calls. He is at peace now and I know Stanley and Kyle are having a time talking. My prayers go out to all of the family. May God bless all.

  • December 15, 2023
    Julian and Debbie Cutler says:
    Our love and prayers.

  • December 15, 2023
    Jeannie Benson says:
    Donna, Gary, and Carter, Oran and are so sorry for what has happened. Please know how much we care and we will pray for all of you to find peace.