Our angel on earth, Marilyn Jean Burney, 87, of Lubbock, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Marilyn was born October 30, 1934, in Springfield, Illinois. She attended Eastern New Mexico University where she met the love of her life, Don Burney. They were married on February 17, 1955, in Portales, NM, and recently celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Marilyn was immersed in the body of Christ as a long-time attending member of Lakeridge United Methodist Church. She served as a member of Lakeridge United Methodist Women and several charitable committees. She possessed a servant’s heart and had a bold love for people. She was full of grace, compassion, and gentleness and was a true shepherd of good works. She left a resounding mark on all who knew her. We were all better because of her.
Marilyn was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved her family fiercely and spent every day of her life shepherding them to love each other and place God first. To know her was to love her. Her home was a place of refuge for many. Her doors were always open, and she made everyone feel so deeply known and valued.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Cecelia Ford; her husband, Don Burney; her son, Bruce Burney; and her sister, Carole Mellin.
She is survived by her daughter Brandi Doss; granddaughters, Brogan Hene and husband Russell, Blaze Shipley and husband Jaxon, Brooklyn Burney, and Brettley Burney; great-grandchildren Stone, Worth, Steiner, Haze, and Rove. There were also many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Peggy Spaugh, Sue Malaise, and Bridge Hospice. The love and support they have all shown us has been a true gift
Visitation will be held at Lakeridge Chapel and Memorial Designers from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th. Services will be held at Lakeridge Chapel and Memorial Designers on Monday, November 14th at 2:00 p.m.