ROANOKE, Va. — Burnis Marie Trail, age 78, of Roanoke, Va. passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at her home.
Born March 28, 1936 in Sylvatus, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sydney Lee Henley and Lula Mae Kemp Henley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Delmas Jabe Trail in 2011; a grandson, Brandon Saliba, and three brothers, Sherman Henley, Walter Ray Henley and Raymond Henley.
Mrs. Trail was raised in Sylvatus, Va. and graduated from the American School in 1959.
She worked at Maid Bess Corporation in Salem, Va. Later, she attended the Joseph Beauty School and became a licensed cosmetologist, then became a teacher and cosmetologist for the school. She retired from Kroger with 13 years of service. She worked hard all her life and was very active in church activities. She was forever making crafts, afghans and quilts. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Surviving are her son, Preston Larue Trail of Roanoke, Va.; daughters, Donna Saliba and Regina Trail, both of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Jessica Boyer, Jennifer Saliba and Brittany Saliba; brother, Alvin Henley of Allisonia, Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m., in Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, Va., with the Rev. James Torrence officiating. Interment will follow at Dishon Cemetery, Snowville, Va. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, 5-7, at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.
To send condolences to the family, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va. is handling arrangements for the Trail family.