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Jamie Mae Burson

March 15, 1969 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 50)


Age 50, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  She was born March 15, 1969 in Salem, Ohio to Paul and Jane (Miley) Burson.  Jamie was a member of the Portsmouth High School Class of 1987.  She worked as a retail cashier and in her spare time enjoyed cooking, gardening, her pets, and listening to the music of Elvis Presley.  She was a wonderful mother and will be greatly missed. 

She is survived by longtime partner, Tony Rowe; the woman she considered her mother, Barbara Rowe; daughter, Michala Rowe (special friend Eli Traylor) of Portsmouth; sister, Julie Boyd of Portsmouth; several nephews.  In addition to her father and birth mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Burson. 

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace.  Arrangements are being handled by D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston.  Fond memories of Jamie and expressions of condolence may be shared at

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