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Hazel

Virginia Andrews

Burr

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December 1, 2021

Mrs. Hazel Virginia Andrews Burr serenely concluded her extraordinary & rewarding earthly journey on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in North Richland Hills, Texas. As she had wished, she was surrounded by peace and her loved ones. She exited this world as she had lived-with grace and dignity. From her first day to her last, she was always a kind, compassionate and Christian lady with lots of charisma. She was heroically unselfish, had a zest for life and a quick wit. There was a purpose in everything she did. Hazel was born at Hemitite, Virginia on September 22, 1919, the 4th of 6 children of Nova Virginia Sawyers and Ernest W. Andrews. She would fondly reminiscence of the safe quiet community of Covington where she grew up and raised her children. She was given the gift of time and was with us for 102 glorious years, accumulating a lifetime of remarkable events. Hazel was blessed to have met and eventually marry Ethridge E. Burr on 12/30/1940. He was her one true love and life partner. It was a special bond that lasted almost 64 years. Together while maintaining Burr's Studio, they lived life to the fullest. They traveled, enjoyed bridge with friends and attended many Virginia Tech football games. In addition, they enjoyed entertaining at their home on the river, riding their horses, snow skiing and loved collecting unique antiques. They spent countless hours tubing, kayaking, and fishing the Jackson River with family and friends. They were members of Granbery Memorial Methodist Church, Alleghany Historical Society, along with her being in Eastern Star. Shortly after her 100th birthday, she became gravely ill and was not expected to live. Miraculously she recovered to give her family two more wonderful years but yet it is never enough when you love someone so deeply. To say this was a life well lived is an understatement. Our mother was many things to us, our teacher, friend, role model, our supporter, and our critic. She lived for her children, grandsons, and family. At any time she was only a phone call away. She supported us through our struggles and celebrated our successes. She and dad made life easier for us in every way. Never changing through the years, she still had that same perfect gentle caring love for us until her last breath. We take comfort in the knowledge that mom is young again, pain free, and is so happy to be reunited with dad who she so dearly missed for the last 17 years. Also predeceasing her are her 3 sisters: Ruth A. Stanley, Jenevee A. Dudding, Theda A. Lamb, two brothers: Ralph Andrews, Dr. Thurl Andrews and numerous nieces and nephews. This is not a eulogy for that would confer a state of closure. Rather this is a promise that her light will never fade, that her legacy, along with dad's, will be preserved within us her surviving family for whom her absence will be indescribable. Her beloved children: James "Ridgie" Burr (Eileen) of Pennsylvania and Florida and Susan Burr-Peters (Gary) of Texas. Her cherished grandsons: Ryan A. Peters (Sungei) and Andrew T. Peters (Cassidy) all of Texas. Her precious great-grandsons: Bowie Phoenix, River Haze, Kove Garison, Bazel Ethridge, and Cayson Jack. As a testament to the incredible bond that she had with her grandsons, they were creative in each naming a son after her. Rest in peace dear Nana! A celebration of her remarkable life was held in North Richland Hills, Texas followed by a releasing of balloons that sailed high towards her in Heaven. Her private graveside service will be held on Friday, December 10 at Alleghany Memorial Park. She will be laid to rest next to Ethridge and surrounded by her family that went before her. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests honoring her by sending a donation to the Alleghany Historical Society, 149 S. Maple Ave., Covington, VA. 24426 Cemetery Information Friday, December 10, 2021 12:33 AM Alleghany Memorial Park 7008 Winterberry Ave. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Friday, December 10, 2021 12:33 AM Alleghany Memorial Park 7008 Winterberry Ave. Covington,VA - 24426
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Belinda Sively Fink

Feb 24, 2024

She was loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful person and a great prayer warrior. I will miss her and her twin from now on.They lived in a Happy House.

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Sandra Brady

Feb 24, 2024

You were a special person in many people lives you will be missed my heart aches for you and your family. I loved you Todd.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot,and great guy.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot

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Marilyn Crowder and Ken

Feb 23, 2024

I have known Todd since he was young child in pre school programs…My son Ken and Todd have been friends since they were young..Todd will be greatly missed by his Special Olympic friends and family. Rest in peace Todd.

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Patricia Tabor

Feb 23, 2024

Todd will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. He had a smile that everyone remembers! Our deepest sympathy to all 💐

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Crystal Marsh

Feb 23, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

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Judy & Phillip White

Feb 23, 2024

Our Deepest Sympathy to each of the family & friends! You are in our thoughts & prayers!
June was a Precious, Beautiful Soul!

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Michael and Bonnie Keyser

Feb 23, 2024

Tod was such a sweet and respectful guy that we loved❤️ So lucky to have known him. We will miss you🌻🌻🌻

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Teresa

Feb 23, 2024

When I worked with Todd at JRE he was always laughing making jokes. Him and Roger were always picking at each other. I'm going to miss him. Love to the family.

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Amber Uzzell

Feb 23, 2024

I will never forget sweet Todd

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Omer ( Bud ) & Pat Shires

Feb 22, 2024

he was a great person loved working with him I was one of the supervisors there never had any one better to work with he has kept in contact with us since it's closeing thought a great deal of him

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