Emily DuPre Lucas Burn

  • Born: May 18, 1936
  • Died: February 28, 2020
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Emily by adding your memories and photos.

Emily DuPre Lucas Burn, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Edwin Irving Burn, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 28, 2020. A graveside service will be held in Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Emily was born May 18, 1936 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Joseph Francis Lucas and Emily DuPre Royall. She grew up in downtown Charleston and in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, SC. In her lifetime "Emmie" experienced the growth of Mt. Pleasant from a village of 1,500 to more than 85,000 residents.

She graduated from General William Moultrie High School and attended Montreat Anderson College. She was employed by Charleston County in the Office of Building Inspections and Permits. She was a life-long member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church and enjoyed the support of long-time friendships in that church community. She was married to Edwin (Bobby) Irving Burn. They lived on Ashley Avenue in Charleston for many years before building their home on the bluff overlooking Charleston Harbor in 1983. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2018. Emily and Bobby enjoyed a wide sphere of friends and neighbors.

Emmie loved animals and her favorite pets were the cats that she and Bobby pampered and admired. "OJ" was the most beautiful and most loved cat that found its way to their porch. She had a real gift for making art using watercolors, and spent many happy years creating artwork to give away to family and friends.

Emily was the first grandchild of Lee Royall and Emily DuPre Royall and the only one who was privileged to know our grandfather, Lee. She will be remembered by her cousins for her generosity, her loyalty and for many long telephone calls sharing all the family news.

Emily is survived by her husband Edwin (Bobby) Irving Burn, nephew Joseph Carter Lucas (Margie) and first cousins, Jane Royall (John), John Royall, Jr. (Julia), Robert Royall (Patti), Laura Thornton, Julia Royall (Brian), Anne Royall, Mary Scheper (Fred), Susan Van Zile (David), Thomas Horton (Sandy) and other cousins and extended family.

Memorials may be made to the S.P.C.A., Pet Helpers or charity of one's choice.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Emily is one of my old Mt. Pleasant friends and memories. We grew up in the old village of Mt. Pleasant closely connected in church and school and family. She was always a kind person to me and my sister, Beryl. Blessing on your Journey, Emily, and I hope to see you later on. Bless the family as they mourn.

Posted by The Rev. William (Roy) Hills - Charleston, SC   March 04, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Anna Maria    March 03, 2020

So sorry to see that Ms. Burn has passed away. She was such a lovely soul. She and Bobby were my neighbors on Ashley Ave. many years ago. My son who was a small boy at the time loved visiting with them. My condolences to Bobby and the family. Rest in peace Ms. Burn.

Rovena Hazel Owens

Posted by A friend   March 02, 2020

So sorry to see that Ms. Burn has passed away. She was such a lovely soul. She and Bobby were my neighbors on Ashley Ave. many years ago. My son who was a small boy at the time loved visiting with them. My condolences to Bobby and the family. Rest in peace Ms. Burn.

Posted by A friend   March 02, 2020




So sorry to see that Ms. Burn has passed away. She was such a lovely soul. She was my neighbor many years ago on Ashley Ave. My son who was a small child at the time loved visiting with her and Bobby. My condolences to Bobby and family. Rest in peace Ms. Burn.

Posted by A friend   March 02, 2020

I have fond
memories that I will forever cherish in my heart of Emily. In that
way, she will never be gone to me. I thought I would share some of my
memories - please feel free to read this at the service.

Emily was more than a neighbor to me. She was like family, like the
grandmother I never had. I fondly remember the many afternoons and
evenings that I spent at Emily and Bobby's house, laughing and
listening to stories over spray butter popcorn and Bobby's famous
squash casserole and baked salmon, all while Hopptie Do (our late
Chinese Pug) indulged in the cats' food. I'll forever cherish the
Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter celebrations we had at our home
with Emily and Bobby.

She and Bobby had tears in their eyes the day I left for The George
Washington University; they came over early to see me off. Emily
stayed in touch with me, despite our distance geographically, and
would ask about our family, including the elderly in-laws overseas,
Mr. Pickles, our nearly 21 pound rescue cat, and our
daughter. Emily loved cats, especially orange ones - they were her
favorite. She used to talk about OJ; one of her and Bobby's favorite
pets. Besides cats, Emily's next favorites were nails, hand soaps,
having hair styled, reading novels, Lucile's red rice and sausage, and
frogmore stew.

Emily never liked going out on the dock very far, and I had always
hoped that she would one day enjoy going out to the end of the dock,
taking in the splendor of a sunset on the water, where porpoises would
occasionally visit, and conquer any fears. She's now in heaven where
the grandest and most beautiful sunsets will never measure up to the
grandeur and beauty of heaven. She is with Jesus.

I will be unable to make the graveside service in person, but in
spirit, I will be there. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
during this time. I hope Bobby will be okay through all of this and
please let him know that we are praying for him.

Posted by Ashley Ivanov - Family Friend   March 02, 2020

Tom and I send our heartfelt condolences for the loss of our former neighbor and friend. She was like family to us and especially daughter, Ashley
who was constantly at their home with our Pug, Hooptie Do. She will be missed. Amy Willis

Posted by A friend   March 02, 2020

Very sorry to read this today. She was an incredible lady! I pray that her family will find peace in the coming weeks and months.

Posted by CHERYLL WOODS-FLOWERS - MOUNT PLEASANT, SC   March 02, 2020


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