Brandon Burns

July 24, 1972 - November 2, 2008

Paul Brandon Burns, age 36, of Northampton, Massachusetts, passed away at his mother’s home in Denison, Texas, on November 2, 2008. Brandon was born July 24, 1972 in Sherman, Texas, to Lana Lumpkins and Philip Huffman. After graduating from Trenton High School in 1990, he attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas on a four year academic scholarship. As a real estate agent, he channeled his tenacity and ingenuity into creating and owning Texas Lot Buyers in Houston, Texas. Family, friends and coworkers relied on his extensive computer knowledge and kept him busy repairing and optimizing their computer networks. Brandon will be remembered for his selflessness, unending generosity, insatiable curiosity and for his love of life, travel, good food and fine wines. His undeniable love and loyalty to family and friends will be forever cherished by everyone he touched. He is survived by his mother, Lana Lumpkins of Denison, Texas; his partner of eight years, Dr. Scott Lemme of Northampton, Massachusetts; step-father, Scott Christensen; brother, Corey Wofford and wife, Stefanie of Anna, Texas; sisters, Jessica Huffman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Erica Cillo and husband, Dr. Joseph E. Cillo, Jr. of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Erin Christensen of Van Alstyne, Texas; aunt and uncle, Glenda Key and husband, Jewel; aunt, Betty Pittman; aunt and best friend, Boba Via; mother and father-in-law, Dot and David Lemme; sister and brother-in-law, Shari Biediger and husband, Dr. Charles Biediger; nieces, Devon, Avery, Emma, Mary and Erin; nephews, William and Marcus; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Huffman and his mamaw, Myrtle Lumpkins. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, November 7, 2008 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Pastor Andrew Werley officiating. Everyone is invited to attend a reception, immediately following the service, at First Baptist Church of Anna, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CCFA, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at

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I am very sorry for the families loss. My thoughts are with the family and my prayers are with you all. Lana & Corey, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim R., December 23, 2008 My dear, sweet Brandon, I love you and I miss you more than words can say......... Mom Moma L, December 2, 2008 When I think of you I see a smile. I remember when I was going through hard times you offered to take care of me and my kids. That was you! A very sincere, tender, caring person. I am sorry we lost touch over the years. I know you must have had a happy life with Scott from the photos I see. I am really not sure what happened but Cassie found you last night on myspace and sent me a link. That is how I found out about your passing. I emailed Stef and hope to call and talk to Corey today she sent me a number for him. The world will be different without you here with your family and friends. But GOD got a tremendous ANGEL... Love Ya Bub, Christine Christine, Chad and Cassie Haden, November 16, 2008 Bub, I love and miss you! Aunt Boba Via, November 10, 2008 The glowing crystal white light of thoughts and feelings will forever grow stronger and brighter each day. Your love still reminds me I am a gentler, kinder and far better person for the blessing that was you in my life. I should have known that you would continue, even now, to strengthen my resolve and offer your heart that is my comfort, now and always. Donald C, November 9, 2008 Brandon was truly a part of our family. He was always welcome in our home. We will always remember the times Brandon would come for "Formal Christmas Dinners"! When he didn't come we would set out his picture. That will be our new tradition. We will miss Brandon and our thoughts and prayers our with his loved ones. Love, Linda and Chuck Linda & Chuck Blackford, November 7, 2008 We love you and you will be greatly missed! You are always in our prayers. XOXO Brandon and Cassidy Hill, November 7, 2008 Today I thought of you today. Unlike any other day that passes my way. Laughing at the funny things you do and say. Makes me miss you more each day. I lean back and press my hands together. Remembering an episode of our time spent, I wish it was forever. Our first meeting, I knew you were a friend. Your positive grin gave you a great style and someone I could depend. I shake my head to wipe away my grin, Only to hear your wondrous voice over and over again. I'll miss you!! Thank you for touching my life. Woody Woodson, November 7, 2008 I new brandon only for a short time but, I will never forget him Mika Carroll, November 7, 2008 Kerry and I will always cherish our memories of Brandon’s love for life, his sense of humor, his laugh, and his selflessness. He was a fine, thoughtful friend and we will dearly miss him. Though far too brief, Brandon’s life is worth celebrating and we hope this, at least in some way, is an occasion for celebrating his life and the blessings he brought into each of our lives. We hope Brandon’s loved ones will find comfort in his memory as well as in the love you share for each other during this trying time. Take care of each other and please accept our heartfelt condolences. With love, Kerry Noack and Eric Wilson, November 7, 2008 I remember always being able to count on a delightful happy greeting, encouragement and hug from Brandon. He loved my laugh and I will never forget the laughter we shared together. Melissa Burgess, November 7, 2008 You could keep me talking on the phone longer than anyone else and I would enjoy every minute of it. We would then go months playing phone tag and then do it all over again. I thought I had more time, Brandon. No memories will be the same without you. I Love You. I Miss You. Alyssa Bodden, November 7, 2008 We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Dennis & Ann Hill, November 6, 2008 I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. BRANDON WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON.I WAS IN SHOCK WHEN I SAW THIS IN THE PAPER.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU IN THIS TIME OF NEED. MISTY (RICE) STONE, November 6, 2008 I will always treasure all the memories and short time we had together as friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family & to will always be in my heart. Julie Sebastian, November 6, 2008 I will forever miss you my sweet Bubba. Corey W, November 6, 2008 Brandon, we miss you and love you so much. Our heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. Your friendship is with us, always. You were such a beautiful, loving, amazing person. Amy, Daniel, and Sara Fischer, November 6, 2008 Brandon was such a sweet and caring person. Even though we lost track of each other after high school, we did catch up again when he was in Houston. I was so glad to hear how his life had turned out and how happy he was. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Anissa (Todd) Wilson, November 6, 2008 Brandon always had a big smile and the heart of a kid. He was the fun uncle to the girls and a genuinely nice guy. Our hearts and prayers are with you all! Romney, Gaylan and Savannah Guy, November 6, 2008 Brandon was truly a delightful person. My thoughts go out to Scott, family and friends. When I think about Brandon, I think of his smile - he was always smiling. And I also think of his incredible sense of humor, remarkable intellect and overall amiability. My favorite memories of him are when Brandon, Jonathan and I would all get together. We particularly enjoyed using wit to trivialize the silliest things. This type of banter reminded us all not to take ourselves too seriously and to remember to enjoy life. He will be missed very much and I was lucky to have known him for as long as I did. Sarah Stanick, November 6, 2008 Corey, Stef and Family, You are in ours prayers and PLEASE call us if you need anything. We love you guys!! Craig, Kim, Ronnie and Angelina Craig and Kimberly Barrow, November 6, 2008 We thank God for the gift your life, Brandon. We treasure the many memories of the short time we had with you. Love, Shari Shari Biediger, November 5, 2008