Phyllis M. Burden

By March 17, 2013 Obituaries

Phyllis M. Burden of Summerville, South Carolina; passed away at home and was pronounced dead upon her discovery by coroner’s office personnel on Thursday 03/12/2013. She was a strong, wise and wonderful woman who touched, inspired and motivated all those who encountered her (or at the very least got their attention). She was born in Colorado, the oldest of 6 children. Her parent’s names were Sevedeo and Junita Lujan. Born with multiple health impediments, in a time and place when birth defects were considered to be a curse. She left the ranch she grew up on; and walked away on crippled legs, with compromised lungs to find a new life for herself.  Her Journey would come to include; attending college, learning to drive, getting married and ministering to many. Her faith and tenacity allowed her to overcome adversity, raise a family, and be a superior example of success through ethical perseverance and solid beliefs. She is survived by her brother Ray Lujan (Retired) {California}, her 4 children; Gil Burden (Veteran U.S. Navy /U.S Army Reserve, Nurse, Umass – Harvard Student) {New England}, Mike Burden (Finance Director) {New England}, Alan Burden (Stock Analyst-Trader) {New England}, Felice Burden-Bergholt (Mother and homemaker) {Florida},

Grandkids, Great-Grandkids, and family  including: Karen Burden, Gillian Burden, Christopher Burden, Jeremy Harley, Brad King, Jason Harley, Chelsea King, Jessica King-Carrigan, Debbie Burden-Bolander, Tammy Olson-Burden, Samantha Harwood, Taylor Harwood as well as the many; (too numerous to mention) friends, and fellow believers in God. Visitation for Phyllis will take place on Wednesday from 10:00AM – 12:00PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church (3595 Ashley Phosphate Road, N. Charleston SC 29418) . Funeral and religious services will take place at the church following visitation at 12:00noon.  Phyllis will be laid to rest at Dorchester Memorial Gardens in Summerville, SC. All who knew Phyllis are welcome to attend services and celebrate with us, God’s eternal reward for her.  Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.