michael burdette
Michael M. Burdette, 54, of Follansbee, WV, died suddenly Monday May 14, 2012, at his home. Born on August 9, 1957, in Weirton, WV, Mike was a son of Eugene and Norma Cumblidge Burdette of Weirton. A 1976 graduate of Weir High, Mike was a 27 year employee of Hancock County Schools, where he worked as a custodian. Prior to joining the school system, Mike worked nine years at the former Baron Chevrolet. He loved the outdoors, whether it be hunting turkey or planting a garden. He was a member of the Colliers Sportsman Club, and the Northern Panhandle Trappers Association. Surviving in addition to his parents include his loving wife, Renie Newbrough Burdette, whom he married on August 2, 2002; three sons, Michael Gray (Yolanda) of Mingo Jct., OH; Michael Burdette of Pennsylvania, and Nicholas Burdette of Follansbee, WV; four daughters, Ive Burdette of Weirton, WV, Kayla, Megan , and Ashley Smith all of Follansbee, WV; two brothers, Paul (Amanda) and Eric (Jennifer) Burdette all of Weirton, WV; a sister, Penny Monczynski (Jim) of Buffalo, NY; four grandchildren, Frankielee Burdette, Jasanna Williams, Aireonna and Avah Gray. Visitation willl be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday at the GrecoHertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday. Rev. Marvin Taylor will preside.

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  1. To Mike’s Family: As a former co-worker of his at OGMS, I wish to offer my deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go will you as you travel this road.

  2. It is with mixed emotions that I mourn the passing of Mike. My heart is heavy because he has left his family and friends, but it is also joyous because now he is no longer in pain and he has gone to live with our Lord. I pray that you all will find comfort in the love of Mikes many friends. I also pray that you find peace in Gods love. Pat Biesecker

  3. So sorry to hear the news of Mike’s passing. I worked with him at Weir High School and can honestly say you could not find a better man! He was my friend as well as my co-worker and I shared many a laugh with Mike and have many good memories of working with him over the summer when he I would be the only ones at the School. Mike was such a hard worker and was always there when you needed him, I can honestly say he would have done anything you asked and was always willing to go the extra mile. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Rest in peace Mike, you will truly be missed!

  4. To the family of Mike, Mike was a friend and classmate (Weir High 1976)and I would like to send my sympathy and condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. From a Fellow Classmate I would like to Extend my Deepest Sympathy and Condolences in this time of Sorrow. Be at Peace my friend.

  6. I was saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike for several years at Broadview and you could not have asked for a better friend and co-worker. We shared many laughs and some interesting “adventures” — many fond memories. My condolences on your loss.

  7. I worked with Mike when he was at Baron Chevrolet; even then he always had a smile on his face and was always up to something or so it seemed. He was good people then and it seemed he stayed that way thru out the years. I have often thought of him thru the years and I hoped life was good to him, I guess it was because he sure seemed like he had many friends and many children. Rest in peace my friend. You made us smile here on earth and I know you will continue up in Heaven as well. Your long time friend, Vanessa Butler

  8. To Mike’s Family: So very sorry and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with him in the school system and he was always friendly and helpful with anything that needed to be done. He will be missed. May Our Lord keep Mike and his family close to Our Lord’s Heart during this sad time. God Bless.

  9. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this time. I’ll always remember those marathon ‘hide’nseek’ games in our neighborhood. We had a good neighborhood and I enjoyed the times with Mike and Paul doing all the things kids do. God Bless you all. Frank, “pooh bear”

  10. Grew up in the neighhood where Eugene and Norma live and met Mike at a very young grade school age, seems so long ago. Remember those years fondly in my memories. I am deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. My condolences to Mike’s family on their loss.

  11. I am so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I knew Mike from Trail & Track, and then I worked with him for a little while at Pavlik’s before he went to work at Weir. Then, years later, he was working at New Manchester when our daughter started school & was also at Oak Glen Middle when she went there. The kids all liked him. He was a good, sweet guy & he will be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his entire family. May you find comfort in your memories of him, for with them, he will always be with you. God Bless!

  12. Gene and Family, My most sincere sympathy goes out to you. I worked with Mike at Oak Glen Middle School. He was always so helpful to me and the students just loved him. He will be greatly missed, but remembered. May God Bless your family and give you strength to deal with your loss.

  13. Mike was a wonderful classmate to Weir High Class of 1976. My prayers are with all of his loved ones.

  14. I will miss Mike dearly. He was a good friend and we hung out fishing and hunting. My thoughts & prayers go out to his entire family. May you find comfort in your memories of him, for with them, he will always be with you.

  15. Mike was a good friend in high school, so very sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to the families…..Diane

  16. Our sympathy and prayers go out to mike’s family. Mike was a good man who loved his family. He loved the outdoors, and teaching the kids to hunt and fish. Mike touched alot of people in his time with the county. He will be greatly missed!!

  17. To Mikes Family, You have my deepest sympathies..May your memories carry you through this difficult time. Mike and I were very close in high school. Through out the years I was always so glad to see his smile when we ran into each other. God surely took a wonderful man and made him his angel..Rest In Peace my Friend.

  18. I am saddened by the news of Mikes passing. I worked with Mike alot of years at Baron Chevrolet. He was a great co-worker and always worked hard and did whatever was asked of him. He made every day go smoothly with his joking around and we were just a big “family” there. It was no wonder why Mike was so liked there and every where else he pursued in life. He was just that kind of man. Joking, serious when he needed to be and just great to be around..I wish to offer my Deepest Sympathy to his family and friends..Till I see you again my friend.

  19. Hello, I knew “Mr. Mike” from the High School. I did not know him too well, but it was always a pleasure speaking to him in the halls when I was still there. It seemed like every time I would go to class he would say hello, and sometime he would talk about current events and happenings. He always had something nice to say and a smile for everyone. I just heard about his passing, but I would have stopped by to pay my respects had I known. He was such a kind person, and will be missed by many. My condolences to the family. Jackson.

  20. We are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. We have very fond memories of Mike throughout the years. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all his family. We regret not finding out sooner but our thoughts prayers are with you all

  21. Renie, Im sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless,

  22. Eric and Family…So shocked to hear of Mikes passing away. I just found out a few days ago, and I just couldn’t believe it. I would see him at Oak Glen Middle School every time I did an inspection for the Hancock Co. Health Dept. He would always talk to me about everything under the sun…such a nice guy! I also remember him from the time he was a young kid at the Starvaggi Pool, and riding dirt bikes with my brother Richard. Sure going to miss him. My condolonces and prayers to you and your family, and prayers to Mike.

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