Sue (Gwen) Burleson

March 15, 1947 - May 18, 2007

Sue (Gwen) Burleson of Weston, Texas passed away Friday, May 18, 2007 at her home. She was born March 15, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, to Caleb Levi and Edna (Gracy) Crosswhite. On September 17, 1977 she married Bobby Ray Burleson in Weston, Texas. Mrs. Burleson was a hairstylist for 36 years, working for twenty years at Juanita’s and for sixteen years at CC Cutters, both in McKinney. She was a member of First Christian Church in McKinney. She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Sue MacQueen of Weston, Shelly Joy Tyler and her husband James of Lucas and Kandy Rheann Blackburn and her husband Jimmy of Blue Ridge; mother, Edna Crosswhite of Weston; grandchildren, Caleb, Ashleigh, Logan and Erin; brother, Bobby Crosswhite and his wife Sue of Melissa; and sister, Sharon Roybal and her husband Jim of Rhome, Texas. Preceding her in death were father in 1967; and her husband in 2005. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 21, 2007, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow with Rev Billy Echols-Richter officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Kelly,I would like to extend my condolence to you and your family. I pray that God gives you strength during these hard times. Take care and remember I am here for you. Maria T Guzman, June 23, 2007 Kelly, Shelly, Kandy and Edna, I am so shocked to hear today that Sue passed away. I loved her very much and she was always very special to me. I feel so bad that I have lost touch with you all. You all are so very special to me and I think about you often. I think about your Mom everytime I make breakfast sandwiches for my kids. I try to make them just like Sue did but they are never as good as her sandwiches were. My heart and prayers go out to each and every one of you. Love, Vickie O'Dell Worrell Vickie Worrell, May 31, 2007 I did not know Sue very well, but I do know Edna and LaVerne. When I began to go to CCcutters for hair care - I decided she was a very good hairdresser. Everyone there and at my job thought she was the best and I tend to agree. I know she is missed there and will be missed greatly by all her family and friends. You are in my prayers. Carolyn McCarley, May 24, 2007 Kandy, I am so sorry for you loss. I've been thinking back on high school and the funniest thing, I can still hear your mom's voice calling "Kandy" from another room in a tone that we knew we were in for it for something and it usually involved boys! But I always knew that no matter what we could talk to Sue about anything and she never judged me, and I really appreciated that. If I needed a place to stay she would always welcome me. Even though she got onto us alot back then she still loved us enough to put up with our teenage crap! Thanks for the memories, Sue, you will always be remembered as a caring but stearn mom who was always there when you needed her. I'll never forget you Sue. Amy Calvert, May 23, 2007 I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was a precious lady. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you! Denice Webb, May 22, 2007 Was so sad to hear the loss of Sue . She was funny caring thats what I loved about her when I would go in at Ccutters and Juanitas I have known her a long time since I was very young cause Gloria fixed my moms Grandmothers hair for years she will be missed I know I will truly miss seeing her face at ccutters she always had a smile on her face may god be with her family my deepest sympathy !! Misty D Dillard, May 22, 2007 To the Family of Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to met such a wonderful & loving person. Everytime I saw Sue I would give her a big hug and she always asked how the kids were doing. SHE WILL MISSED SO MUCH!!!! Abby & Larry Love, May 22, 2007 To my cousins, Kelly, Shelly, Kandy and families, Dad, Sharon and Grandma, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Sister and Daughter. Aunt Sue truly was a very caring and beautiful lady with a heart of gold. She gave a lot of love to all. She was a mom to more than just her own. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. My aunt is like a flawless gem, so valuable and rare. She truly has a heart of gold; with everyone she’ll share. So kind and giving is my aunt, she’s never cross or cruel, She sees the good in every soul and yet she is no fool. Her share of tragedies she’s had; she’s weathered many storms. So cheerful is her attitude; an icy room she warms. By years she’s now advanced in life, just where she’d like to hold. Her spirit will live on and on; she never will grow old. From childhood memories I recall elation and delight. The thought of my beloved aunt; a darkened world turned bright. Never thinking of herself, with joy and love so free. These qualities admired so; like her I wished to be. If riches and prosperity are measured by how much Others love and care for her, so many lives she’s touched; My aunt indeed is richer than the wealthiest by far. She lights the lives that cross her path, just like the brightest star. The words we wish to be expressed when days on earth are gone, Is how we should conduct our lives the start of each new dawn. My aunt can surely rest assured, her eulogy will read, She left a mark, because of her a better world will be. To often life will pass us by, our love concealed in prayers. And yet we do not say the words, so those we love can hear. I’d like to say to you dear aunt, I want for you to know, You hold a special place for me; I’ll always love you so. Heartfelt Condolences, Misti and Rusty Mason Johnnie, Erica, Aaliyah, Ryan and Jake Misti Crosswhite Mason, May 22, 2007 SUE AND I HAD SOME NICE AND LENGTHY TALKS WHEN WE BOTH SAT IN THE ICU WAITING ROOM,SHE WITH BOB AND ME WITH MY MOM...WORDS NOR ANYTHING CAN NOT AND WILL NEVER FILL THE EMPTINESS OF THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER..IT ONLY BECOME A LITTLE BIT EASIER OVER TIME MAY GOD BLESS AND STRENGTHEN ALL OF YOU GAYNELLE DICKEY, May 21, 2007 Kelly, Shelly & Kandy. I was so sorry to hear about your mom, she was such a blessing to me during the ten years she did my hair. She was always there with a wonderful tender heart to listen to my woes and encourage me. She was such a help to me with my grandson Aaron helping me with ways I could get help for his disability. I always thought it was neat that we both had a daughter named Kandy. Sue always went the extra mile for everyone including myself and I will always cherish that God put her in my path. She will so missed but I know she is with her heavenly father and rejoicing she has no more pain and is rejoicing in heaven. May the Lord Bless you. Barb Ellcey Barb Ellcey, May 21, 2007 Sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to her and her family. Monica M. Toutounchian, May 21, 2007 Kandy I was shocked to here about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hunter Fleet, May 20, 2007 We will always remember Gwen for her wonderful sense of humor and zest for life. She was truly a wonderful person that we were so proud to call "our cousin". We loved her and will always love her! Aunt Edna and the rest of the family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all! The world was a better place because of Gwen and we feel sorry for those that didn't have the chance to experience the wonderful person she was. Johnny and Judy Pope, May 20, 2007 To all the family,I am so sorry for your loss.Sue was one of the sweetest lady's I have ever known.I know she loved all of you very much and she will be missed.God bless. SHIRLEY BURNSIDE, May 20, 2007 My prayers are with Sue's family. She and my sister Judy were in the same grade in Allen Elementary. Judy left us in May of 2005 and I know she and Sue are having a joyful reunion in Heaven. Patsy Cannaday Talley, May 19, 2007 To the Family of Sue, your are all in our thoughts and prayers, I've known Sue for 40 yrs and she was a wonderful and loving person, I can remember going camping, when I was a child and the things she and my mom use to do for us.. I've always enjoyed she her over the years, it didn't matter where you saw you she treated you as if she just saw you last week.. she will be missed by all.. I sign this for my Mother as well, Diana Sulivan. Shirley Paul & Family Shirley (Sullivan) Paul, May 19, 2007