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Tommie Sue (Robinson) Burchard

Tommie Sue (Robinson) Burchard of Spring City, went to sleep in Jesus on November 7, 2016. Born on February 7, 1944, to Tom and Artie Robinson, she was the retired Supervisor of Patient Access at Erlanger Bledsoe in Pikeville. She was an active, long-term member of and organist at the Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist Church, until her health began to decline due to her idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Shortly thereafter, she moved in with relatives, John and Donna Goodfellow, in Spring City. She attended Collegedale Academy in Collegedale and graduated from Barton’s School of Hair Design in 1963. She married Sam Burchard in Dayton on August 6, 1972. She is survived by her sons, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters: Tony, Eva and Abby Burchard of Ringgold, Georgia; Sam, Pam and Katlyn of Apison; her daughter, Samantha Mills of Sammamish, Washington; and her sisters Lila Morgan of Columbus, North Carolina, and Mary Jane Graves of Chandler, North Carolina. She was an avid blogger, writing for more than 10 years. She also enjoyed playing the organ and piano, cooking and baking, and keeping up with the latest activities of family and friends via the Internet, her “window on the world.” Since she was unable to attend services, she also studied online at and Always believing that her salvation is through Christ Jesus, she looked forward to seeing loved ones at His second coming. Her memorial will be held at the Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist Church on December 11 at 1:00 p.m. According to her wishes, her body was donated to Genesis Legacy of Life in Memphis. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to World Vision P.O. Box 9716 Federal Way, WA 98063 or online at

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  1. bill french on February 20, 2023 at 10:44 am

    I knew Tommie and her husband Sam. Sam and I were roommates in college. Very sorry for the family’s loss, having died in Jesus is eternal life, she is well remembered. I am writing a book and would surely like to speak with Sam, Being forgiven and forgiving others is most important during our life. not looking for anything other than the truth and certainly not looking to cause any problems. Humbly, Bill French

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