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Lawrence Keith "EF" Burke

February 24, 1949 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 72)

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     Lawrence Keith Burke, “EF,” passed away peacefully on October 17, 2021, he was born on February 24, 1949, to the late Lawrence and Mary Burke.

     He was a graduate of Steubenville High School, where he lettered in both track and football. He was a legend in his own time. Well known for his famous catch during the Big Red vs. Canton McKinley Football game in 1968. Number 13 on Friday the 13th. He received a football scholarship to Delaware Stae University where he was the team's quarterback. Keith graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

     EF was an innovator, an artist, and an entrepreneur. He combined his skills and started his own business called Eze E's Beep-a-Cut. EF brought the art of cutting designs into haircuts to the Ohio Valley. He would take his services to customers by riding his scooter or getting in his car with the bull horns and giving his customers designer haircuts. 

     EF was known for cracking jokes and laughter. But mostly, EF loved his family and talking about God.

     In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his brother Patrick (Ricky) Henry Freeman, Aunt Hilda Lyons, Uncle Conway Owens, Uncle Alex O Lyons Sr., and Cousin Darel Owens. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Rachel L Burke, son Mandela Burke, daughters Gigi Blackwell (Jason) and Sarah Lindsay (Raymond), son Jeff
Hess (Silva), 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, his Aunt Dee Dee Mike, and a host of family and
Visitation at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Vinson Mortuary, 711 North Fifth Street Steubenville, OH, with funeral services immediately following at noon.

COVID protocols apply.
Arrangements entrusted to Vinson Mortuary.

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October 25, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Vinson Mortuary (Steubenville, Ohio)

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Celebration of Life
October 25, 2021

12:00 PM
Vinson Mortuary LLC (Steubenville, Ohio)

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