Adam Keith Burleson

February 5, 1985 - October 16, 2006

Adam Keith Burleson, age 21, of Plano, Texas, beloved son of Penny Burleson, passed away on October 16, 2006. Adam was a graduate of Plano Senior High School, Class of 2003. While attending Plano schools, Adam was a member of the Wildcat varsity football team. He was attending the Art Institute of Dallas in the Culinary school where he was studying to become a master chef. Adam was preceded in death by his father, William Keith Burleson. He is survived by his mother, Penny Canada Burleson and grandmother, Nina Burleson and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. He will truly be missed by many dear family and friends. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 10:30 AM at Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano, Texas. Burial will follow at 3:30 PM at Cranfills Gap Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas. Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Cranfills Gap, Texas.

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Mrs. Burleson, I am so sorry for your loss. Adam was a wonderful person and really great friend to me. He was always the guy that I could count on. I remember many afternoons of the cooking channel at your house. I feel very blessed to have known him and know he is smiling down with that remarkable smile of his. My prayers are with you. Emily Claire Bennett, October 20, 2006 Penny, I was so saddened to read of your son's death. I hold you in my heart and in my prayers. I never met your son, but the wonderful words left by all who knew him are also a tribute to you as the parent of a much loved young man. May God's promise of eternal life be of comfort to you. Love, Jane Jane Stephen Gaines, October 20, 2006 There are so many wonderful memories of Adam....his laughter rings in my ears. His joy is life is enriched by his brief but everlasting visit to my heart. I love you, Penny. Barb Barbara Ann BLACKSHEAR, October 20, 2006 Penny, Our prayers are with you and your family. With Adam having been Jenna's first boyfriend he always had a special place in our hearts. May you find strength and comfort from your friends, family and the Lord. Jim and Donna Fisher, October 19, 2006 Penny, I am so sorry for your loss. Adam became a staple at my house beginning in the seventh grade. How I loved him dearly. I'll never forget one night when they were in 9th grade and Adam had spent the evening hanging out with Brittany. When it was time to take him home he told me that you and Keith were out for the evening and big tough Adam was afraid to go in alone! So, I parked in your driveway and went in and "cleared the house" for him before he would come in. After that I was forever endured to Adam. He will be missed in our home and in our hearts. You raised a wonderful son, he was one that I would have been proud to call my own. My prayers are with you right now. Renee Ziegler Renee Ziegler, October 19, 2006 Penny, Kay just emailed about Adam. Since our lives have gone many different directions since ETSU - I never had a chance to met Adam - for which I regret. Knowing what a special person you are - I know you will have a strong support group of friends to be there for you when you need a listening ear, a strong shoulder, or someone just to sit with you in silence. From our college days, I remember Keith as also being someone very special - which I am sure made ADam a great kid and son! Vickie Geisel, October 19, 2006 Penney, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Larry, Jodi and Ryan Mathis Jodi Mathis, October 19, 2006 Penny We are very sorry for your loss and wish we could be there to support you during your time of need. Please know, that even though we are miles away, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love The Santiago's Alberto & Carrissa Santiago, October 19, 2006 Penny, I am so sorry to hear of Adam's passing. My sister Jenna was good friends with Adam during middle school, and he was around the house a lot in those days. He was a bright, funny kid. My thoughts are with you. Jamey Fisher, October 19, 2006 Whether it was on the football field, in school, or outside of school, Adam was always one to bring encouragement and a smile to a person's face. I know I'll miss Adam as a teammate and friend, but I know I'll see him one day being a fellow brother in Christ. That brings a smile to face knowing Adam will continue to smile down on us. Adam, I hope you're enjoying your bigger and better neighborhood!!! I love you and miss you!!! Matt Jonas Overstreet, October 19, 2006 Adam will be missed. There is not much I can add to what my mom (Jan Anderson) said. Adam was a joy to watch play football and was always great to talk to while he was at our house. His memories will continue to make us all smile, just as they did when they were really happening. I guess God needed some fresh ideas in the kitchen and new buddy to watch football with. May God bless Adam and your family. Lindsay Anderson, October 18, 2006 Adam was a friend of my son, Bryan Anderson and their mutual friend, Tony Hunt. All 3 of those boys together were a "hoot" to listen to. I remember Adam at my house eating my Thanksgiving leftovers a couple of years ago with the boys. He was so complimentary of my cooking and was so impressed that I had the cutting knife that Rachael Ray used on TV. Adam made me smile every time I saw him. We were all lucky to have met him. God bless you, Adam! Mrs Burleson, I don't know you, but I'm sending you a big hug and hope you have friends and family with the right words to say when you need to hear them. Jan Anderson, mother of Bryan, PSHS, Class of 2003 Janet (Jan) B Anderson, October 18, 2006 Sorry for your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad and difficult time. Bill & Joan Stephens Bill Stephens, October 18, 2006 Ever since I met Adam in the 1st grade playing on "The Blast" I thought he was a hilarious guy, I have some great memories of him from football and in school...May he rest in peace and keep his smile. Christopher Eric Miller, October 18, 2006 Penny, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you. Glenn L Person, October 18, 2006 Adam was my little Brother in DeMolay at Richardson Chapter some years ago. I remember him always being cheerful, helpful, and willing to do anything for a Brother in need. He was always there for us and especially me. I can only hope that his memories of me and the rest of us were the same. He was a good Brother and a great friend and will be missed dearly. A prayer will be said for him at DeMolay tonight. My prayers and best wishes go out to his family... I'm sorry for your terrible and premature loss. ~Jon Nelson Jon Scott Nelson, October 18, 2006 Penny, Jack and I are so sorry to learn of Adam's passing. Chris, who is away at Texas State, called us. I can't even begin to imagine your grief. Our prayers are with you. We had a good time on the soccer team when Keith was coaching. Cindy and Jack Miller Cindy Miller, October 18, 2006 Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with you, Penny. Charles & Felicia Wesley, October 18, 2006 Penny, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. If there is anything that I can do for you, please give me a call. (469) 585-0233 Kim Flores, October 18, 2006 Dear Penny - I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to keep going because there are many of us who need you! Many hugs from your teammates and colleagues in FL, Lori Lori Loridon, October 18, 2006 Penny - I'm terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you the strength you need during this most difficult time. Please take good care of yourself. Karen Stack, October 18, 2006 Penny, I just wanted to say how sorry I am about your loss of your son. I've thought about you alot lately since I heard just recently that you lost your husband, as well. Just want you to know that I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. Tracy Lynn Wright, October 18, 2006 Penny, Craig & I were so sorry to hear about your loss of Adam. As another mother, I can not begin to imagine the pain of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of profound grief. Craig & Janie Lane Craig & Janie Lane, October 18, 2006 Please accept my deepest sympathy for this tragic loss. I wish I had words eloquent enough to bring comfort but I know none can do so. Just know that your friends love you and think of you and grieve for you. Jan Morris Janis R. Morris, October 18, 2006