Dorothy King Burks

The angelic hosts came for Dorothy King Burks, 67, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Viewing will also be held Friday, Aug. 8, from noon until 7 p.m. at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, 6101 Bosque Blvd. in Waco.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Antioch Baptist Church, 2814 S. 12th St. in Waco. Interment will follow at Doris Miller Cemetery in Waco.
Dorothy K. Burks was born Aug. 29, 1946 in Teague, to Alonzo Peterson and Lyla Keeton. She graduated from Blackshear High School in Odessa. She was a National Honor Society member, salutatorian and also played the clarinet in the band. She later attended Odessa College and North Texas State University.
 Dorothy worked at Brazos Electric Power Cooperative in Waco for more than 40 years in the human resources and safety department.
 Dorothy enjoyed taking trips to Houston, fishing, being outdoors and tending to her pet cats.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo Peterson and Lyla Keeton; and youngest of three sons, Narayan Burks.
 Dorothy is survived by two sons, Johnny Burks and wife Rochelle, of Fairfield, and Michael Burks and wife Nita, of Houston; three grandchildren, Breanna King and husband Eddie, Autumn Burks and Brandon Smith; two great-grandchildren, Eddison and Sanyiah King; one brother, Donald Phillips and wife Teresa, of Desoto; one sister, Diane Haynes and husband Elton, of Odessa; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Dorothy K. Burks. Visit to sign the guest book and light a candle.