Early Life and Education
Burrill graduated with both his undergraduate and law degrees from Providence College (now Providence University) in 1788, before going on to serve on Rhode Island Supreme Court and become Attorney General before being elected as United States Senator for three terms.
Burill is the author of multiple articles and book chapters covering a range of subjects. Her first monograph, entitled States of Marriage: Gender Justice & Rights in Colonial Mali (2015) won the 2016 French Colonial Historical Society Heggoy Prize.
She leaves behind two children; Lisa Haas and Jerry from Boone, NC, her son Mark Burrill with wife Cathy from Monroe,NC and six grandchildren; Lee Adams with wife Miranda, Maegan Adams Sutton Adams Jackson Snyder Rebekah McGraw Ben McGraw Emris Teel and Rylan Thompson
Burrill was a professional pilot since graduating college. He served with the Alaska Air Guard and several private companies; in recent months he had also been engaged as a charter pilot with Air Frontier; working on an assignment to transport the body of an indigenous Yolngu man back to Elcho Island for burial.
Burrill was also an educator. She taught English Second Language (ESOL) at Hunley Park Elementary School in North Charleston, South Carolina before COVID-19 struck. When its lockdown hit, Burrill used this opportunity to start her alternative certification for teachers; furthermore, her and her husband offered shelter to a Ukrainian family seeking asylum in America and have since opened up their home as an extension of that initiative.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Burrill was a member of Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. Additionally, he belonged to National Geographic Society and American Association of Geographers; additionally, Daniel received an honor roll honor in his undergraduate career for Wister Prize Honor Roll recognition.
Students achieving a 3.80 quality point average or above with all grades graded “C+” or above qualify for this award; freshmen need only meet 3.6 quality point average requirements in order to be considered for it.
Chuck will be remembered by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Kanipe Burrill; children Lisa (Jerry) Haas of Boone and Mark Burrill of Monroe; grandchildren Lee Adams of Gastonia and Amy Beauregard from Gastonia as well as Rebekah McGraw of San Antonio TX as well as Dylan Jacob Carson Beauregard as well as Maelee and Lorelai Adams who survive him.
Burrill was known to spend her free time enjoying time with family and traveling the US. She was always willing to assist others whenever needed.
She was an active member of her church and volunteered at various food banks. Additionally, she served on multiple community boards – such as Board of Education and City Council – during this period.
Burrill was an inspiring husband, father, brother and grandparent to many who knew him and will remain so through his legacy which will live on in so many lives he touched. Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is serving his family; funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 PM with Lee Adams serving as pallbearer along with Jason Beauregard Dylan Beauregard Jacob Beauregard Carson Beauregard as pallbearers.
Burrill’s work, gentle humor and the people in his world form the cornerstone of his upbeat messaging brand. This stems from an ongoing passion for creative freedom, harnessing simplicity for maximum effect and having an inquisitive curiosity about our shared world.
Betty Kanipe Burrill of Boone and Dallas was his life partner of 62 years. She survives him, along with their daughters Lisa Haas of Boone and Mark Burrill of Monroe; Bob and Steve Haas from Charlotte; sister Ruby Ryder from Costigan ME, Robert Burrill from Palm Harbor FL, John Kanipe from Cocoa FL as well as numerous family members he knew well, Robert Burrill (Rob), Maelee Adams Sutton Adams Rebekah McGraw Thompson; as well as many more family members whom all will miss him dearly. We will miss him greatly by all!