June 12, 1931 - November 04, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017 11:42 AM
My sincere sympathies to the Burgess family. So sorry for your loss. Please know your dear Janie is safe in our Heavenly Father's' memory awaiting the day soon when John 5:25, 28, 29 will be fulfilled: Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs win hear the voice of the Son of God and come out...
D. Marah (Chicago, IL)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:47 AM
My dearest Tia...
I am at loss for words to describe the impact you had on my life! From the time I was little you filled my life with unconditional love and embraced all of the Swetish children as your own! As sisters, you and Mom taught us the values faith and family and never ceased to model what happiness looks like when sharing in each other’s joy! As a result, the Burgess/Swetish family evolved out of the love that began with you two! What a perfect example your unconditional love for each other has been of our Heavenly Fathers love for us all! Thank you for sharing your infectious laughter and love of life with us all! I will miss our talks and I will especially miss all the hugs, kisses and “I love you” we exchanged each time I was blessed to spend time with you. Thank you Tia for all the memories you have imprinted in my heart. I am who I am in part because of the role you and Tio played in my life and the family we have shared! Until we meet again, que Dios te bendiga....
Annie Swetish-Rivera (Corpus Christi, TX)
Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:04 AM
Mom you will forever be in our hearts...I know your are in heaven in the Lord blessed arms and happy to finally be with Dad. Please watch over our family and continue to bring peace and love as you did here on earth. I love you and will miss you. Till we meet again!
Clare Culp (Corpus Chrisit, TX)
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 2:17 PM
I'm not sure exactly where to begin as I have known this day would eventually come. Being that you have been the only parent I've know for the majority of my life, the intensity of emotions bouncing from sorrow to joy are overwhelming. No matter how much you prepare mentally, once it hits, it becomes surreal and like a dream. Thinking, that I will awake and you will be there to make me laugh and say how much you miss me. However, I am well aware of the reality that faces me and the rest of your family. In the wake of your passing, I'm comforted with thoughts of pure happiness now that you are with Jesus, Dad, Yvette, Peter, Marian, Mamo, Papo, and all the rest that have gone before. I have been truly Blest to have such an amazing mom, and the memories you graciously gave through the laughter and the tears will forever remain. You once told me, "Gosh, didn't we have fun? We had a great time Mijo." Those words have resonated with me, and each time I had to say Good Bye, made it increasingly difficult. You are forever in my heart and I will see you again. So, here is to you mom, we did have fun!
Marybeth and I will miss you greatly.
Mark Burgess (Houston, TX)
Monday, November 06, 2017 4:07 PM
We miss you, and love you. Mark and Marybeth