Nancy Jane Burchell Wilke of Alexandria, VA passed away on April 17, 2022, in Williamsburg, VA.
She was born on May 10, 1931, in Washington, DC and spent her entire life in Alexandria where she married her high school sweetheart, Zander Wilke on September 15, 1950. Nancy Jane graduated from George Washington High School and after a brief career doing inventory accounting for local department stores, she went to work for Fairfax County Schools’ Department of Transportation, first as a bus driver and later as an Area Transportation Supervisor. She retired after over 35 years with the County.
Nancy Jane was predeceased by her parents, Cephas S. Burchell and Eleanor G. Burchell, her brother W. Clay Burchell, and her daughter-in-law Katherine T. Wilke. She is survived by her son, Thomas Z. Wilke (Shirley) of Williamsburg, VA, her granddaughters, Mary Katherine Thompson (Nathan) and Caroline Wilke, and great grandchildren, Paige, Blakely and Joseph Thompson, and her brothers-in-law, Michael Zamperini and Marvin Wilke (Lois).
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held this summer in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302, where Nancy was a founding member and very active throughout her life, or Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.