ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lourdes Burgess, 74 years old, born on January 14, 1947, and passed away on April 8, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Lo Burgess on May 9, 2021
It is going to be a hard day to not have you here for us all to wish you Happy Mother's day. You have shown us what it means to be an amazing mother and give so much love. I hope you can see us all and know that you are being missed. I have such a hole in my heart from your absence but I try to fill it with great memories of you. I miss you mom.
Posted by Kristy Burgess on April 24, 2021
Today Ludy was laid to rest with her eternal life partner and best friend, Steve. As I reflect on a life well loved and well lived, I thought this poem was super appropriate for the legacy Ludy would want to be carried out. 

Rest in peace, Ludy. Until we meet again. xoxo

Afterglow by Helen Lowrie Marshall:
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun.
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
Posted by Mechelle Carney on April 16, 2021
I will truly miss you Ludy! You are a true friend to the end. You were there for me for hugs & pep talks letting me know I would be ok in time after losing my true love, Dan. I miss you waiting past your appt time just to get to c me at our nail/hair appts. You had a knack for making ppl feel good about themselves, you were a true ray of sunshine! I luv you dearly my friend!! R.I.P!!
Posted by Kristy Burgess on April 14, 2021
Thinking of you tonight, Ludy. Hopefully you are having fun up in heaven with Steve. I'm thinking you all had one of your famous barbeques tonight with all of the fixings. I was telling Ally about you and Steve's famous Sunday dinners today. No one ever left the house without a hearty "to-go" bag!! We miss you and are hoping you're still able to play your favorite "slot machine" games up there!
Love,
Kristy
Posted by Judi Conway on April 11, 2021
While I have many great memories of the kind, thoughtful, beautiful person Ludy was my favorite is the time we spent together in Las Vegas celebrating the wedding of Erik and Kristy. Walking down the strip with her beloved Steve she was happy with the world and in a place she loved. Watching her play a slot machine at the Flamingo, hair perfect, jewelry perfectly matched to her outfit and smiling ear to ear it made me happy just watching her! Surrounded by family and friends was her favorite place to be. I’m so thankful to have those wonderful memories of her. Forever in the hearts of so many.
Posted by Kristy Burgess on April 10, 2021
Ludy-

May you rest in peace. We will miss you so much, but know you are living the good life up in heaven with Steve. I bet you are both riding in the purple van, casino hopping as we speak!! I remember you telling me when I first married Erik that you "wouldn't be the overbearing mother in law, and you would let me make mistakes and learn from them." I always appreciated that about you. Your love of the casino, Home Shopping Network and jewelry will always stay fresh in my mind. Haha! And your skin. You had the most beautiful skin I have ever seen. People would pay THOUSANDS of dollars for your beautiful skin! I have so many fun stories/memories, I would like to share a few!  I remember once, we were over at the house and you received 4 packages from HSN in like 30 minutes! We were laughing SO hard and Erik was like...."Dang mom, how many more packages are there?!?!" One of my other favorite memories was when we were all singing karaoke at the house. You were singing and Lo, Mo, and I were your back up dancers! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard!!! I also remember our great Vegas trips. I loved watching you and Erik walk down the strip together and Steve and I would always comment that you both had the exact same walk. I remember your "cool" jeans with your stylish boots and your awesome purses. You always had the "coolest" cross body bags:-) I also remember all of our Sunday dinners. We would walk up the driveway and you would say to me, "hey kid- I got your noodles ready for you." You always remembered my noodles. Ludy, you are leaving us far too soon. We will miss you tremendously. Your tenderness, your giving spirit, and your jolly nature. We promise to take care of things down here, and you and Steve take care of things up in heaven. Rest easy, Ludy, you will be missed beyond words. 

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Posted by Lo Burgess on May 9, 2021
It is going to be a hard day to not have you here for us all to wish you Happy Mother's day. You have shown us what it means to be an amazing mother and give so much love. I hope you can see us all and know that you are being missed. I have such a hole in my heart from your absence but I try to fill it with great memories of you. I miss you mom.
Posted by Kristy Burgess on April 24, 2021
Today Ludy was laid to rest with her eternal life partner and best friend, Steve. As I reflect on a life well loved and well lived, I thought this poem was super appropriate for the legacy Ludy would want to be carried out. 

Rest in peace, Ludy. Until we meet again. xoxo

Afterglow by Helen Lowrie Marshall:
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun.
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
Posted by Mechelle Carney on April 16, 2021
I will truly miss you Ludy! You are a true friend to the end. You were there for me for hugs & pep talks letting me know I would be ok in time after losing my true love, Dan. I miss you waiting past your appt time just to get to c me at our nail/hair appts. You had a knack for making ppl feel good about themselves, you were a true ray of sunshine! I luv you dearly my friend!! R.I.P!!
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Bilingual Ludy!

One of the most impressive facets to Ludy (in my opinion) was her ability to speak two languages!  Ludy was fluent in both English and Tagalog!  I remember first meeting Ludy and being so impressed with her ability to, not only speak English, but then turn around and take a phone call in her native Tagalog.  I often times think about how overwhelming it must have been to come to a new country and flip to speaking an entirely new language.  I think this, yet again, illustrates Ludy's resilience and her strength.  I feel like I would be crying on a park bench with a Tagalog-English dictionary, but not Ludy!!  She worked her tail off to learn to speak English and even went on to a very successful career in cosmetology.  I wish I would have learned more than just the swear words in Tagalog- definitely an opportunity missed!
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Shared by Lo Burgess on April 15, 2021
I remember going to my mother's shop and watching her work. The owners would let me run around, sweep hair and fold towels on a Saturday. While I am sure the work was to keep me out of trouble, I loved just listening and watching my mom be the light of the room. She always made everyone feel welcomed and could talk to anyone. The shops owner always told mom that she wanted to have my mom's work station right next to hers because she always made everyone  happy or laughing....This one time I came to visit my mother during her physical therapy for her knee replacement. I was told she was not in her room but still working out....as I turned the corner, I could hear her from down the hallway. There was mom standing at the top of this make shift stair platform giving her "Thank you" speech as she was just elected President, to a room full of recovery patients laughing and smiling.  

So strong...a fierce role model.

Shared by Lo Burgess on April 11, 2021
While I have so much to share and say, endless words of emotions, today I just want to share how strong my mother was. She was so brave to come to a country where she knew no one but my dad. She raised all three of us practically at the same time as in years apart in age. When we settled into a rhythm of school, she went back to school to finish and find a career. I remember she even had an employer before she even finished getting her cosmetology license. Mom always took on as much as she could so we could have anything we needed. Her strength always came in the fashion of family first here and afar. One thing that she always showed me, was her selfless acts just to keep us all happy, even when we didn't know any better. I hope to be as strong as her some day. 

It's a Boy!

Shared by Kristy Burgess on April 12, 2021
One of my favorite memories with Ludy was telling her I was pregnant with my son, Nicklas!  I remember showing her the ultrasound photo and she looked at it- looked back at me- looked at it again- looked back at me and said "is it what it is?"  Haha - That was always our inside joke.  I can't really remember how it started, but whenever Lo, Ludy, Erik or I would open a gift and look at the box, we would always say, "is it what it is?" Anyway, I digress......I of course said, "yes.....it is what it is!"  The smile and excitement on her face could have lit up a small neighborhood!  The genuine joy she had finding out she was going to have a grandson was really cool to see.  I remember her giving me a big hug and telling me all sorts of fun stories about motherhood.  It is a moment I will never forget!