Mr. Michael Jerome Burke, age 61, died on Thursday, August 29, 2019, after battling cancer for the past 11 years. Michael was born in Danville, on September 28, 1957, a son of Alma Sue Walker Burke of Danville and the late Cecil Jerome Burke. He was a member of Sheldon Baptist Church and was a graduate of George Washington High School. Due to ill health Michael had to retire as Visual Art Director at Macys after many years of service. Besides his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Vickie Lynn Weaver and her husband, Jimmy, of Providence, N.C., and Sheila Burke Comer and her husband, Glen, of Greensboro, N.C. He is also survived by his nephews, Brandon Weaver and his wife, Robin and Justin Weaver and his wife, Jessie, niece Sara Lynn and a number of great-nieces and a great- nephew. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 2, 2019, at 11 a.m., graveside at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Tim Anderson and Dale Herndon officiating. The family will receive friends at Townes Funeral Home on Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m. and at other times will be at his mother's home. Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street is serving the Burke family. Online condolences may be directed to www.townesfuneralhome.com.