Elizabeth “Mocha” Burno-Spicely

March 14, 1970 - July 18, 2023

03/14/1970 - 07/18/2023

Past Services

Saturday August 12, 2023
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Elizabeth R. “ MOCHA “ Burno – Spicely
Sunrise : March 14th 1970 – (53) – Sunset : July 18th 2023

Services held at :

Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory: 5033 Rouse Dr Virginia Beach, VA

Procession to :

Zeigler – Odell Memorial Cemetery : 4698 N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia
Beach, VA

12 Noon til 2p

Reception back at Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory

Born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Grew up in between Norfolk & Virginia Beach, Puerto Rico, and maybe a few other places, being a child of a military family. She resided and departed us in Portsmouth, VA.


(Step Father) Cpt. John. H. Doane, (Aunt) Della Burno,(Aunt) Barbara Jean
“Bine” Porter,(Aunt) Paulthena “ Binky” Burno, (Aunt) Anita “ Bug” Woods,
(Aunt) Savannah Burno (Childhood Friend) Ms Pat, (Uncle) Peter Wiggins,
(Uncle) Mark D.Burno, (Grandmother) Della Mae Burno (Grandfather) James Burno


(Mother) Nellie B. Doane, (Son) Troy A. Doane, (Daughter-in-law) Bianca Doane, (Grandson) Noel Simmons (Brother) Christopher A. Garnett, (Sister) Tamika M. Faulkner,(Brother-in-law) Charlie P.Faulkner, (Nieces) Elantra Y. Garnett- Small, Karina Pruitt, Caleyah E.Garnett, Cinderella Garnett , April E. Faulkner, ( Nephews ) Jumal Johnson, Noah Garnett, Christopher Garnett Jr. As well as beautiful ray of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Close Friends, Sisters and Brothers of the BMMC and SMCs.


Roosevelt Roads Merit School, Puerto Rico
Green Run High School, Va Beach, VA

Commonwealth Of Virginia, Diploma, Completion of General


Thomas Nelson, Keyboarding & Cont. Education

St. Leo University Associate in Liberal Arts & Bachelors in Arts of

Business Administration

Mariner Of The Quarter twice, MSC ( Military Sealift Command )
Various studies, honors, certificates and an exceptional list of Letters
of Recommendation, from being in the military to obtain next rank


Logistic and Supply Analyst at DLA (Defense Logistic Agency
Distribution ) out of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard


(teen yrs) Soft Ball, Bingo, Dancing and Bike Riding ( Harley Davidson )

And anything to do with her Dallas Cowboy #1 COWBOYS FAN #DCFL
How ‘bout dem boys !!!


Founder of E.B.W.O.W.s ( Ebony Black Women On Wheels )

Co-Founder of Beautiful Mindz MC

Liz MOCHA Burno was the light in the dark, the calm during the storm, the breeze in the
springtime, the wisdom of knowledge. The beat that drops on the one.

She held no punches and when they were reserved, it was for her
not you. True definition of the little girl that grew up to be that one she saw in her future mirror.

Anything else to know about her …. Refer to PHENOMENAL WOMAN by Maya Angelou.

Much appreciation to everyone who was able and unable to be a part of her Life Celebration.

Thank You so much to all the BMMC, for all of what ya’ll have done for the family during this time representing MOCHA .

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Pat Johnson
1 month ago

Fair winds and following seas…special condolences to Troy and family from member of your Shipyard extended family…may you find peace and solitude remembering this extraordinary lady.

Michelle Murphy
1 month ago

Liz RIP 🙏 You will be missed at Win it all Bingo. Michelle

Sandra P. Bishop
1 month ago

“Top of thee morning to you my friend”…I’ll see you in the a.m. I can dig it! Rest easy Liz….sending heartfelt condolences to this family and all her friends.

Audrey Lindsey
1 month ago

We were sadden to hear about Elizabeth aka Liz as we called her passing away. Liz was a beautiful person inside and out and she will be deeply missed. Mane Image Salon sends our prayers and deepest condolences to her family. We love you Liz aka Mocha.

Mane Image Salon,
Audrey and Harriett

Gwen Strickland
1 month ago

My prayers and Condolences to the family may you find comfort in knowing your love one is resting in the Lord where there’s no more pain and suffering but eternal peace🙏🙏