Katrina Louise Long Burke, 61, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Katrina (Trina) was born September 8, 1958 in Welch, WV to the late William (Tommy) and Elaine Lawlah Long of Gary, WV. 

Katrina was baptized at an early age in Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Mozell Scruggs. She was a graduate of North Penn High School in Lancaster, PA. After relocating to Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA, she married William C. Burke. 

Trina had a beautiful soul. She showed love to her countless cousins and family members, and to people she met along her life’s journey. NO matter where she found an opportunity to help, she offered her assistance or just took action to bless someone else. She was also gifted with a green thumb, and loved taking care of her furry friend Salvador. 

Her work life began in the child care field. She went on to be employed in Norfolk Public Schools, Sam’s Club and then a 15 year career as manager of Murry’s Steaks. 

Katrina is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Arnold and Okie Long, maternal grandparents Robert and Ruth Lawlah; father William C. (Tommy) Long; sister Tammy E. Long; uncles Arnold (Bug) Long, Dennis Lawlah, John Lawlah; aunts Ethel Bailey, Lorraine Williams, Lula Mae Reeves, Gladys Lawlah, Rose Lawlah, Edna Long, Percy and Katherine Swain. 

Left to cherish fond and loving memories are her mother Elaine Lawlah Long of Gary, WV; uncle and aunt Jesse and Ida Mae Long Penn of Washington, DC, uncle Wesley Bailey of Cleveland, OH; nephews Coty and Dennis; great nephews Derick and Jordan; numbers cousins Longs, Swains, Keiths, Baileys, Penns, Lawlahs, Fosters; extended families Richersons and Parks; other family and friends; and husband William Carter Burke of the home in Virginia Beach, VA. 

A memorial service was held in her honor on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV with Rev. David Cooper presiding and assisted by Rev. Mayor Larry Hairston, Rev. Donald Dykes, and Rev. Robert Orey. 

The Long family deeply appreciates and is grateful for the many expressions of love, kindness and support during this time of bereavement. 

To Every Thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, a time to die; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war and a time of peace. He hath made Every Thing Beautiful in His Time. – Ecclesiastes 3