Arlinda Burkes was born November 3, 1928 to Rodell Dotson and Emma Dotson-Rucker in Olive Branch, MS. She was a resident of Lockport, IL for more than 60 years. She entered her rest September 26, 2019.
“Arlinda” was United in Holy Matrimony to Cleveland Burkes on May, 29, 1950, and from this union, five children were born.
Arlinda accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Richard D. House. She was active in ministry and involved with community improvement.
Arlinda was preceded in death by her parents, Rodell Dotson and Emma Dotson-Rucker; four brothers, Tommy Shipp, Willie, Charlie and Denver Dotson; one sister, Emma Ruth Curry.
Arlinda leaves to mourn her passing; her loving and devoted husband, Cleveland Burkes of Lockport, IL; three sons: Darrell (Brenda) Burkes of Lockport, IL Rodney Burkes of Shorewood, IL and Farrell (Ardella) Burkes of Bolingbrook, IL; two daughters, Arlisa Burkes (Dean Chapman) of Joliet, IL and Tiscia Fitzgerald of San Antonio, TX; brother-in-law, Herbert H. Curry of Joliet, IL; grandchildren, Michael, Shakira, Carla, Brandon, Brittany, Rodney Terrell, Raven, Arkayla, Arianna, Kaliah, Raytrell, Tareya, and Jada; many great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces nephews and friends.