Sean Edward Burbage

September 20, 1968 - May 26, 2022
Sean Edward Burbage

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We mournfully announce the passing of Sean Edward Burbage, 53, of Colonial Heights, VA.
Sean passed away on May 26, 2022, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

Sean was born to Philip Edward Burbage and Karen Marie Burbage on September 20, 1968 in Norfolk, VA at DePaul Hospital. At the age of four years old, Sean relocated with his parents to Richmond, VA. Sean enjoyed playing many sports starting at a young age, including baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling. Prior to Sean’s graduation from Manchester High School, he played varsity football and he was the co-captain of the varsity basketball team. On June 16, 1992, he became a proud father to Sarah Ann Burbage.

Sean is survived by his daughter, Sarah, of Amelia, VA; his father, Edward, of Yonges Island, SC; his mother, Karen, of Mount Pleasant, SC; his brother, Christopher Eric Burbage, of Bath, NC; his sister, Jennifer Burbage Riddle, brother-in-law, Ryan Peyton Riddle, and their children Wyatt and Mary, of Mount Pleasant, SC.

Sean was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Philip Hobson Burbage and Robbie Dixon Burbage, of Bath, NC, as well as his maternal grandparents, Clarence William Ostlund and Mary Wilson Ostlund, of Virginia Beach, VA.

Sean’s biggest passions in life were music, animals, family, friends, and following the NFL Washington Redskins. Over his lifetime, he enjoyed attending countless Grateful Dead concerts and music festivals with friends. He rescued and fed any homeless dog or cat that crossed his path. He was a kind-hearted soul with an amazing sense of humor. Sean’s goal in life was happiness. Despite his medical struggles, he always managed to have a positive outlook and celebrate the little joys of daily life that so many of us overlook.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Lovable Paws Rescue of Ridgeland, SC in honor of Sean and his beloved rescue dachshund, Harley, or the national Animal Humane Society. Services are being held on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service in Washington, NC. Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. and the service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at St. Clair’s Church of Christ Cemetery in Bath, NC.

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

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Friday, June 3, 2022
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Joseph B Paul Jr. Washington Funeral and Cremation - Directions
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Friday, June 3, 2022

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Bath, NC 27808

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  • Friday, June 3, 2022
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  • June 19, 2022
    Cary Duval Neilands says:
    I loved Sean, He will be forever in my heart .

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    Guy BORCINA says:
    Always had a blast working with Sean No matter how hard the job we always had great laugh’s and good times Will miss you brother

  • June 01, 2022
    Kellie McLain says:
    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Burbage family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sean has a great spirit and will be missed dearly to all he has touched. Our heavenly father has called a great angel home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Gisela Stargardt says:
    To all the Burbage family, I'm so sorry to hear about Sean's passing. Thought of him and you'll often, always wondering were everybody lives. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Gisela Stargardt Clif and family

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    Chris Burbage12 says:
    You touched so many with your big heart and will be greatly missed ❤