Will Kerry Burgess

July 3, 2004 - September 26, 2004

Will Kerry Burgess, age 2 months of McKinney, Texas passed away on September 26, 2004 in Kingston, Oklahoma. He was born on July 3, 2004, in McKinney, Texas to Zane and Stephanie (Endsley) Burgess. He is survived by his parents; brother, Benjamin Zane Burgess of McKinney, Texas; grandparents, Dan and Paula Burgess of Kingston, Oklahoma and Kerry and Beverly Endsley of Evergreen, Colorado; and great grandparent, Mildred Weeks of Houston, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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I am still so sorry for your loss of baby Will. Here it is 2010 and yall are very much on my mind. With children of my own now I can't even start to think how Stephanie and Zane worked through this. Stephanie is my hero. Melissa Ann Stephens - Smith, February 8, 2010 I am so sorry to hear of your pain in losing your precious Will. Keep him in your heart and share his memories with Ben and Riel as they grow. No life is ever lost in vain--the Lord had a plan for this special little boy too! Tana Stephens Clark, March 26, 2008 Zane and Steph, Eventhough we don't live as close together as we used to, ya'll are never far from my mind. When I heard the devastating news, I immediately thought of the two of you and the unbearable pain you are feeling. Since that day, I have constantly though of ya'll, and I realized even more how very important family is to each other. We are here for you. Please always remember that. Love, Kayle Tim and Kayle Ray, October 7, 2004 Darling Children- Roy and I can almost imagine your feelings of loss. Please remember that we love you and that Will Kerry will always be in our hearts also-never to be forgotten. Stay close and keep in touch. YOM Your Other Parents, October 5, 2004 Stephanie and Family, You are all in my prayers and thoughts during this grevious time. The Lord will bring you through this valley, just don't take your eyes off of him. Monica Bartlett, October 1, 2004 The lord only knows why things like this happen but rest assured God is with both of you. All of our love and support and prayers from Patti and Tommy Henry. Patti and Tommy Henry, October 1, 2004 What to say, where to start to ease the pain of a friend with a broken heart. No words can help with your sorrow but trust me my friend, it will ease with each tomorrow. You can lean on me day or night, it's OK to rest but you must not give up the fight. My thoughts are with you, Zane and Ben, I'm here for you whatever you need my friend! Pat Rohling, October 1, 2004 Steph and Zane I am so sorry for what has happen. I hate to see something like this happen to such two loving people my prayers are with the both of you Susan B., September 30, 2004 Zane and Steph.. Our prayers are with you. We love you both Susan and Quinn Burgess, September 30, 2004 Oh Stephanie, I am at a loss for words, my heart just aches for you guys. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless each of you and give you strength during this time of sorrow. Leslie Coke, September 30, 2004 Zane I wish we had met in different circumstances. I admire your strength and know withoubt a doubt you both will get through this. Stephanie I am just so very, very sorry. Marcel Barbey, September 30, 2004 O God, whose beloved Son did take little children into his arms and bless them: Give us grace, we beseech thee, to entrust this child Will to thy never-failing care and love, and bring us all to thy heavenly kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. David J. Sadera, September 30, 2004 Stephanie, Zane and Ben: We wish we had the right words to say, but nothing is going to take away the pain you are feeling right now. We want you to know that we are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby boy, Will. We were lucky enough to have been able to see him and hold him. He was truly a special gift. He is heaven now with God by his side. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family through this very difficult time. He will be missed. Adrienne, Brian and Colin Loehr, September 30, 2004 Zane and Steph, I cannot possibly imagine how hard this is and is going to be for you. I just want you two to know that I am praying for you both and I know Will is watching you from heaven. I love you both and I will always be there for you. love your lil' sis Tonya Blacketer, September 29, 2004 Zane, Stephanie & Ben, we love you...we will forever hold Lil' Will in a very precious place in our hearts. We'll cherish his bright eyes and beautiful smile forever and always. You know we are here for all of you. MiMi & Pa Burgess, September 29, 2004 I was so shocked to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you. Please know how very sorry I am. Brenda Deaton, September 29, 2004 Stephanie & Zane, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that I could have met Will. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrw. Elyse Padden, September 29, 2004 Precious Child In my dreams, you are alive and well Precious child, precious child In my mind, I see you clear as a bell Precious child, precious child In my soul, there is a hole That can never be filled But in my heart, there is hope 'Cause you are with me still In my heart, you live on Always there never gone Precious child, you left too soon Tho' it may be true that we're apart You will live forever... in my heart In my plans, I was the first to leave Precious child, precious child But in this world, I was left here to grieve Precious child, my precious child In my soul, there is a hole That can never be filled But in my heart there is hope And you are with me still In my heart you live on Always there, never gone Precious child, you left too soon, Tho' it may be true that we're apart You will live forever... in my heart God knows I want to hold you, See you, touch you And maybe there's a heaven And someday I will again Please know you are not forgotten until then In my heart you live on Always there never gone Precious child, you left too soon Tho' it may be true that we're apart You will live forever... in my heart PRECIOUS CHILD, Karen Taylor-Good (music audio) What Makes a Mother I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today. I asked what makes a Mother, and I know I heard him say. A Mother has a baby, this we know is true. But God, can you be a Mother when your baby’s not with you? Yes, you can He replied, with confidence in His voice I give many women babies when they leave is not their choice. Some I send for a lifetime and others for a day. And some I send to fill your womb, but there’s no need to stay. I just don’t understand this, God, I want my baby here. He took a breath and cleared His throat, and then I saw a tear. I wish I could show you, what your child is doing today. If you could see your child smile with other children and say We go to Earth to learn our lessons of love and life and fear. My Mommy loved me oh so much, I got to come straight here. I feel so lucky to have a Mom who had so much love for me. I learned my lesson very quickly, my Mommy set me free. I miss my Mommy oh so much, but I visit her each day. When she goes to sleep, on her pillow’s where I lay. I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek and whisper in her ear. Mommy, don’t be sad today, I’m your baby and I’m here. So you see my dear sweet one, your children are OK. Your babies are here in my home, and this is where they’ll stay. They’ll wait for you with Me until your lesson is through. And on the day that you will come home, they’ll be at the gates for you. So now you see what makes a Mother, it’s the feeling in your heart. It’s the love you had so much of right from the very start. Though some on Earth may not realize you’re a Mother until their time is done. They’ll be up here with Me one day, and know you’re the best one! Kingston Elementary Library, September 29, 2004 One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other belonged to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You'd walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the most troublesome times of my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most, You would leave me." The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you." Charles & Dianna Barnes, September 29, 2004 Paula, Ron and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God's supernatural love and peace surround you and your family. Becky Craig, September 29, 2004 Dear Paula and family, Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God be with you and give you strength. Randy Monroe and Family, September 29, 2004 Paula Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our prayers at this time. I know that words cannot ease your pain, but I believe that your beloved Will was serenaded by Angles all the way to Heaven where he now rest in the arms of Jesus. Trish Thomason, September 29, 2004 Simple words can never express what I feel for your loss, so I will just say I am so sorry and will keep you in my thoughts. Joyce Boone, September 29, 2004 I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gerri M. Corbett, September 29, 2004 Stephanie and Zane, I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers. Krista Story, September 28, 2004 Paula Dan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Will was a very speical child in everyones hearts. Judy Lambert, September 28, 2004 Dear Zane, Stephanie, Dan and Paula, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your baby, Will. Our most heartfelt prayers are with you. May God be your refuge and strength in this most difficult time. We love you. - Charles & Charlotte Slaughter, Paul, Tamara & Tiffany Gunder, Tara & Brendan Flinn Paul, Tamara and Tiffany Gunder, September 28, 2004 Paula and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your great loss of your precious little Will. May you find peace and comfort knowing he is cradled in God's loving arms. My thoughts are with you and my prayers are that God's love will surround you and give you the strength and comfort needed in the coming days ahead. Ann Brimage, September 28, 2004 Steph; Me and the entire Richmond Group Intl. greave with you at this time. There are no words that one can measure at a time like this. In 1987, in Texas I lost my son Joseph too. We dont know why this happens but perhaps one day we will know how to stop it. Goid bless you and your family..Jerry Jerry Mattiaccio, September 28, 2004 All of our thoughts and prayers are with you during these days and those to come. May our Lord and Savior comfort, strengthen, and sustain you through this difficult time. Ruth King, September 28, 2004 Stephanie and Zane, my heartfelt wishes and prayers go to you and your family. Please know Jessica and I (Corestaff) are praying for you during this difficult time. Tonya Burke, September 28, 2004 Dear Paula and family, May God give you comfort and peace in your time of sorrow, as only he can do. God Bless You, Betty Musgrave Bob & Sandra Ferguson April Burch Betty Musgrave, September 28, 2004 We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious baby. Your family will be in our prayers. Wayne & Judy Ward, September 28, 2004 Paula, Dan & family, Words cannot decsribe the sadness and sorrow we felt when we learned of the sudden, tragic loss of your precious Baby Will. May God bless you and your family during this most difficult time. donna bearden, September 28, 2004 Paula,and family, my heart goes out to you on your loss. There are know words to comfort you at this time. My prayer is that the Lord will reach out and touch you and comfort you. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Ruby Graybeal Ruby Graybeal, September 28, 2004 Dear Paula and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you and your family find comfort and peace in each other. May God bless each of you. David and Nikki Gill, September 28, 2004 Paula and family, I pray that God will surround you with his spirit and comfort you in this difficult time. Crystal O'Steen Crystal D. O'Steen, September 28, 2004 Dear Paula and Family, This sudden separation from your precious little one is going to be difficult. I'm praying that God will comfort you and give you strength as you cherish your memories of Will. Patricia Babcock, September 28, 2004 You have been on my mind every second. I have tried to think of the right words to use, but I don't know what those words might be. I would do anything to be able to take some of your pain away. If anything, please immerse yourself in family and friends and let them help you heal. Stephanie, though we know you mostly through business, we all love you and want you to know that. As you know I am heavily involved in childrens' charities-from this point on I will do it in Will's honor. Sandra Teter Sandra Lynne Teter, September 28, 2004 Our hearts and prayers are with your family that you may find peace and comfort through your sorrow. Paul & Jeana Davis, September 28, 2004 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. I know that Little Will is going to be remembered in your hearts forever. May you somehow find comfort during this very difficult and trying time. Julie Riggle, September 28, 2004 Paula and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. You now have the perfect "Little Angel" Gene@Linda Kesterson Will Burgess, September 28, 2004 I'm sure there are no words to convey the sadness you all must be feeling today - and we certainly join you in that sadness. It's unimaginable! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through your grief. May it be of some comfort to know so many people are sending loving thoughts, including us. With love, Ruth Ellen and Bill Ruth Ellen and Bill, September 28, 2004 so sorry about the loss of your baby son. heaven now has a new angel and the sky has a new star. your baby will always be around with our newsest star in the sky. wanda joyce hamilton, September 28, 2004 Our precious friends Zane and Stephanie, the right words are so hard to come by as there are no right words for your loss. Our hearts break for you during this most difficult time. May God surround you with his love and a peace that passes all understanding. Your precious Will is now in the arms of our heavenly Father. There is no safer place. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. All of our love, Scott and Kim Roach Kim Roach, September 28, 2004 Dear Stephanie, Zane, Mom Bev. and Kerry, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We cannot even begin to imagine the loss, pain, and sorrow you are going through. We know that Will will forever be in your hearts and thoughts. It is hard to imagine why someone so precious and young must pass away, but our God is faithful and will give you the strength and comfort you need to continue on. That is our prayer for you and all of your family; may you experience Him in a mighty way at this time. Matt & Gina Clark, September 28, 2004 We are saddened at this tragic loss of your beloved baby. Our prayers and wishes for faith and strength are with you all. Bonnie and Jerry Boyd, September 28, 2004 Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. Please try to find strength through this time. All our love, Carol and Tony Carol & Tony ROCHELEAU, September 28, 2004 WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU.YOUR COUSIN,CHELSIE CHHELSIE MARIE PIERCY, September 27, 2004 I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD LIFE IN HEAVEN LOVE LACY LACY VICTORIA PIERCY, September 27, 2004 Dear Paula & Family, I bet you could hear the flutter of angel wings Sunday morning coming for Baby Will. May your fond memories of this Precious Baby stay in your heart forever. In deepest sympathy. -Rhonda Schulze Rhonda Schulze, September 27, 2004 Dear Stephanie, Zane, Bev and Kerry-Words escape me at such a time of great sorrow because there are not words for such deep pain. I am so sorry for your loss. All the love and prayers in the world will never completely ease your pain and grief.I just wish there was something I could say or do to make the tears and pain go away. This is truly the sadest day. My love and prayers are all I can offer to comfort you and I know that is clearly not enough. Love, Linda Linda McIlwain, September 27, 2004 Paula & Family, May God bless you and comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Brenda Buck Brenda Buck, September 27, 2004 Mrs. Burgess and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will find comfort in the fact that little Will is in heaven. Brooke Coley, September 27, 2004 He will always be precious and beautiful and forever loved. All of our love and prayers. Tracy, Kelli, Chelsie, Lacy. Kelli Marie Piercy (Weeks), September 27, 2004 Dear Paula My heart breaks for you and your family. Even though he was only with you on this earth for a short time, I know Will will be in your hearts forever. Kathy Kendrick, September 27, 2004 Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God's love and peace surround you. Cheryl A Uber, September 27, 2004 I know Will was very special to his parents and grandparents, Dan and Paula. He will always be remembered in your hearts and memories. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. sue shilling, September 27, 2004