Julie Lynn Smith


Julie Lynn Smith, 60, of Burt, NY, entered in rest after a brief illness on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Niagara Hospice House Lockport, NY. Born in Lockport, NY, on April 16, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Donald A. Burrows and Wanda Stephenson Burrows. She graduated from Wilson Central School in 1976.
Julie was the switchboard operator for Eastern Niagara Hospital in Newfane and Lockport for 40 years. She was known as the "voice" of the Eastern Niagara Hospital. Julie loved her work and all the long-lasting friendships she made with fellow co-workers and doctors. She was a long-time member of the Exley United Methodist Church and the Wilson Historical Society and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving is her mother, Wanda Burrows; daughters, Katelyn (Stephen) Burow and Chelsea Lynn Smith; her brother, Donald K. Burrows; her uncles, Kenneth (Prudence) Burrows and Larry Stephenson; her aunt, Janet Ellis; her grandson, Elliott Lucas Burow; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 - 8 PM at HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC., 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, NY. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 18, at 11:00 AM in the Exley United Methodist Church, 338 Lake St., Wilson, NY, with Rev. John Loeser officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Exley United Methodist Church, PO Box 69, Wilson, NY 14172, or the Wilson Historical Society, PO Box 830, Wilson, NY 14172.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online registry.
Published on April 14, 2019
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Mark Rohring
Apr 17, 2019
My condolences for your loss.
Mark Rohring
Apr 17, 2019
My condolences for your loss.
Apr 16, 2019
Julie trained me.on switchboard in 1980 we worked for years she was a great gal
Jim Thompson
Apr 16, 2019
How sad...I will keep your family in my prayers.
Duane Gietz
Apr 16, 2019
My prayers go out to her Family and friends
Judy Larson
Apr 15, 2019
Always a smile and hello when working at enh. Always talked about her girls and was so proud of them. Will be missed by so many.
Bridget Murray
Apr 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I have know Julie for many years since our kids were in pre school together. She always had a smile and greeted everyone so kindly. She will be greatly missed at the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy burkowski
Apr 15, 2019
I am sorry for your loss, IWorked with Julie for along time, fifteen years. My condolences to her daughters and her Mom and all the family, She is with our Lord in heaven now, praise Jesus.
Judy Volland
Apr 15, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Julie's family. My Wednesday mornings at ENH will be missing that special glow from Julie, what a gift it was to know her. May your tears of sorrow be replaced with the beautiful memories Julie created with you all. Peace be with you.
Sheila M Strassburg
Apr 15, 2019
Words can not express the deep sorrow I have in my heart to know that you will no longer walk the earth, dear Julie. I am so sorry to know that you are gone and that your wonderful daughters will no longer have their Mother to help guide them throughout their lives. May the angels sing you home. ~ May you be welcomed into Heaven with hugs from your dad and other family members that have entered Heaven ahead of you. May God Bless and comfort your family as they begin the hard process of living life without you here. ~
Carol ostrander
Apr 15, 2019
My prayers to everyone I will miss you Julie you were a dear friend
Maureen Farley
Apr 15, 2019
Sorry to hear of your loss. Julie was a very special person and will be missed. Always enjoyed talking with her over the years at LMH. May you find comfort knowing she is at peace. Love and Prayers.
Diane Walker
Apr 15, 2019
Sorry to hear of Julies passing. She was a friend and co-worker who always had a smile and would spend a moment to chat. She will be missed.
The family is in my prayers and God be with you.
Jackie Zastrow
Apr 15, 2019
God has gained a beautiful angel in heaven I’m so sorry for your loss she was a beautiful person she will be very missed love to your family in prayers
Tina Ames
Apr 14, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about julie. she was there when I had all my boys and anytime I came in for anything we always had a great talk. She always put a smile on my face. I absolutely adored her . Wanda, your a great mom and person, love you all. She will surely be missed.
Apr 14, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss .julie was always kind, I went to high school with her. She will be missed. Prayer to her family..
Tina Z
Apr 14, 2019
I’m very sorry for your loss. I worked with Julie for a number of years at Lockport Hospital , she was a sweet heart. She will be missed.
Linda Hurst
Apr 14, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family!! You were a great girl!! Enjoyed working with you at Eastern Niagara Hospital at the switchboard .
Sheila Eigenmann
Apr 14, 2019
As a volunteer at ENH, I have heard Julie’s voice and laughter for 27 yrs. She was a special lady and I will miss her!