Burkes Retires after 28-Year Career
Linda Burkes of Auditing has retired with 28 years of service at North Mississippi Medical Center.
A “preacher’s kid” born in Newton, Burkes moved several times during her childhood before graduating from Picayune High School in 1972. She enrolled in an advanced business course at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, then joined the Social Security Administration staff in Meridian a year later, where she worked until 1980. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg for one year. In 1983, she graduated from Livingston University in Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Burkes lived in Carthage; Enterprise, La.; and Roxie (near Natchez) before moving to Houlka in September 1986 and joining the NMMC staff the first time as a clerk in Auditing. In June 1989, she moved to Kentucky. In December 1991, she rejoined the NMMC staff and worked just over a year with the Appointment Desk. In February 1993, she transferred back to her original department as a staff auditor and remained in that role until her retirement in May.
Now that she is retired, Burkes plans to spend as much time as possible with her family, which includes son Jeremy Burkes of Huntsville and daughter Cristen Jackson of Tupelo, and grandchildren Bridger and Ava Burkes, Kimberly Manley, Amber Smith and Jon Easton Jackson.
She also enjoys reading and hopes to do some traveling. She attends First Baptist Church of Tupelo.