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Ramona Burford, 74, passed away April 20, 2013, at her Virginia Beach home. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John B. Burford, who she loved and cherished with all her heart.

Ramona was born in Axton, Va. in 1938 to the late Richard Hankins and Mattie Davis Smith and is survived by her sons, Gary W. Wright Jr. and John A. Burford and his wife, Patti; daughter, D'Ann Burford and her fiancé, Jerry Reeves; three grandsons, Gary W. Wright III, Andrew Burford, and Jason Burford; and brother, Davis Hankins and his wife, Shirley.

Ramona was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She cherished spending time with her family especially her grandsons. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, going to the beach, and socializing with her many friends. She had a great sense of humor, never met a stranger and was loved by many. She was honored to be a Navy wife and will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with her beloved husband of 45 years "Johnny B".

In Ramona's memory, donations may be sent to the U.S. Navy Dolphin Scholarship Fund, 4966 Euclid Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad, 2461 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 or a charity of your choice.

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