Michelle Burry's professional photo 2011
Michelle Newell Burry
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 11, 1964
  • Place of birth:
    DC, Washington, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 20, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Virginia, United States
Let the memory of Michelle be with us forever

This memorial site was created for our friend, Michelle Burry who passed away unexpectedly at 48 years old. We will remember her beautiful smile, joyous laugh and caring heart forever.


And if I go, while you're still here... Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure --behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again, --both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest. And when you need me, Just whisper my name in your heart, ...I will be there.

By: Colleen Corah Hitchcock

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by WCKK Burry on 11th July 2017

"Michelle, we're thinking of you on this day.  Happy Birthday!  There are so many instances in life that remind us of you and leave us to say, "if Michelle were here, she would do this..." etc...or cats in general, we're immediately drawn to talk about you and how much you enjoyed yours..  The memories do live on and miss you greatly...  

With love,

This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 10th July 2017

"Happy Birthday Michelle, you would of been 53 on the 11th.  It seems like yesterday that we both were dreading the 50's.  I can report that they are not that bad! You continue to be in my thoughts and will, that is what being a good friend to someone is all about..................."

This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 21st August 2016

"4 years ago you left this world to experience magical and joyous experiences that I believe you are having right now. We always celebrated your birthday as a belated event which you liked so much.  A special day out with lunch or dinner included, we had so much fun laughing about all the silly things girls laugh about!

On May 24th, 2015 your beloved cat Brandon quietly left us to be with you, it was a very sad day for me. A lovely box was made for him with a pillow and fresh flowers in it.  He’s buried in the animal cemetery at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, VA where for 3 years he was lovingly cared for.  I have kept his collar in remembrance of you and Brandon.

Michelle, you now have Brandon, your best friend to happily soar through the universe with you!"

This tribute was added by Debbie King on 11th July 2016

"Dearest Michelle, It is your birthday today, and I am thinking of you. Your lovely picture is still displayed on my table, but I believe you know that. Today is your birthday, and tomorrow is mine. We would have exchanged (silly) cards. We both would have had silly stickers all over the envelopes too (you loved using the cat ones!). We sure were big on the stickers! How you are missed by so many... Love, Deb"

This tribute was added by WCKK Burry on 11th July 2016

"Michelle, you have been in our thoughts and especially today on your birthday.  May you rest in peace.  We have a voicemail that was left by you a long time ago and never has been deleted.  We played the recording today so we could hear your voice.   We miss you!  Love, WCKK"

This tribute was added by Stuart Knight on 11th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Michelle.  You're in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 23rd December 2015

"Merry Christmas to my very missed friend. As with every Christmas season I think of you when I decorate my tree that you so enjoyed comming to see each year as we had a cup of tea together. The Norwich Terrier needlepoint stocking is on the sofa ready to be stuffed with doggie goodies. Brandon continues to thrive in his very caring and loving home. He received lots of catnip from me and ran around like a kitten again. Michelle you are blessed and I know everywhere that is beautiful and peaceful I can find you."

This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 20th August 2015

"I can't believe it's been over 3 years since I have seen you Michelle. Your smile and warm heart continue to brighten my way.

This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 11th July 2015

"Michelle, May the winds of Heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear tonight how much I love and miss you and I so wish you were here.  Your Brandon is doing well in his cozy feline home in Upperville, VA.  He's still got his very beautiful and unique stripped coat.  He get's his catnip on my visits with him and it's wonderful to see him jump and play like I saw him do so many times with  you.

This tribute was added by WCKK Burry on 11th July 2015

"Michelle, you are still with us in our hearts.  Thinking of you today on your birthday.  Brings back many memories and we can hear you in our thoughts.  Remembering the time you last spent with your nieces was very special - reading to them a bed time story.  They will always remember that last time.  We are happy that you are at peace and miss you greatly.  With love, William, Claudia, Kathryn, and Kristina...."

This tribute was added by Stuart Knight on 11th July 2015

"Thinking of Michelle today, on what would have been her 51st birthday.  She's loved and missed."

This tribute was added by Debbie King on 11th July 2015

"Dear Michelle,  Today is your birthday, and you are missed by so many people who love you. I miss you so, so much, and I always will. I believe I will see you again someday...so until then, I will hold you in my heart.  Love, Deb"

This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 17th December 2014

"Merry Christmas to my dear friend Michelle who is not forgotten in my life. Today I went to visit your best feline friend Brandon.  He looks great and has beautiful care.  Brandon chooses to stay much to himself but does have one buddy that he plays around with.  He loves people and I spent a long time brushing him. I took Brandon several mouse toys and cat nip!  We think Brandon must be around 14 years old now; he still has that very unusual coat pattern that you liked so much.  I have added a few new pictures of him in your photo gallery so they can be enjoyed by the people that cared about Michelle.
I read the poem "Ascension" on your site often because it so reminds me of you and how grateful I am that we were good friends to each other.


This tribute was added by Andrea Brown on 11th July 2014

"Happy Birthday in Heaven Michelle

I wish you were here today
even for just a little while
so I could say Happy 50th Birthday "Michelle"
and see your beautiful smile.
The only gifts today will be
the gifts you left behind;
The laughter, joy and happiness...
precious memories...the best kind.
I'll sit quietly and look at your picture
thinking of you with love;
hoping you're doing ok
in Heaven up above.
May the angels hold you close and
sing you a happy song...
and I'll be sending wishes to you
today and all year long.

By: Kim

Brandon, your favorite cat is still with us, almost 15 now and he's happy and looks great  and sends you a head rub and meow."

This tribute was added by Stuart Knight on 11th July 2014

"I miss and think of you often...Hard to believe you would have been 50 years old today...but you would have still looked younger right :)"

This tribute was added by Debbie King on 23rd December 2013

"I'm thinking of you this Christmas, Michelle.  Actually, I think of you all the time and still catch myself when I want to talk to you. Your very good friend always, with love...Deb"

This tribute was added by Wally Foltz on 20th August 2013

"Even though I only knew Michelle for a short period of time,she is always in my thoughts. I often wonder what could have been if we had connected earlier. Would life have been different for the both of us. I wanted so much to have spent more time with her.She was a wonderful,loving person. I feel fortunate to have been her father for that short time. I miss her."

This tribute was added by WCKK Burry on 20th August 2013

"Michelle, I've thought of you often this past year.  I miss you greatly.  I can hear you in my head at times saying..."Oh, Willie!"."

This tribute was added by Shawn Emmons on 16th July 2013

"When I found out I had a sister, I was beyond excited! She was a vibrant and sensitive soul, and we connected immediately. She left an impression on all she met, and she will always be missed. I am fortunate to have known her!"

This tribute was added by Stuart Knight on 22nd January 2013

"I'm very saddened to hear just today of Michelle's passing.  She was a very beautiful woman and had an even more beautiful spirit.  We shared a life together once...and I will always remember what a good person she was. May she rest in peace...and be remembered for the remarkable woman she was."

This tribute was added by Donna Martin on 20th November 2012

"Michelle graduated from Purnell School in 1982.  During her years at Purnell she was active with many committees and sang in the chorus.  She will be deeply missed by her classmates and all who knew her at Purnell."

This tribute was added by WCKK Burry on 2nd November 2012

"Michelle was my sister and the aunt to my girls.  She will be missed.  I miss teasing her and hearing that laugh.  My "Mickey" i.e., Miche will be missed.  May she rest in peace.  William.
As her sister-in-law, we will miss her as part of our family.  Her memory will live always. Claudia"

This tribute was added by Wally Foltz on 26th October 2012

"Even though I only knew her briefly,I became very fond of her immediately. She was easy to be around and very pleasant. My fondest memory was getting off the plane after Christmas of 2011 and meeting her for the first time. I knew right away she was my daughter. We shed a few tears that night. I'm blessed to have known her. A beautiful person who will be in my heart always. Rest in peace.."

This tribute was added by Adrienne Eichner on 24th October 2012

"I met Michelle a few years ago around Christmas time at her mother's home. Michelle was wearing a beautiful solid red velvet outfit with a beautiful necklace given to her from her Nanne (necklace and Nanne in photo above). Michelle was a beautiful person. I agree with Dameron that her smile was intoxicating. She loved her family very much and her cats :)"

This tribute was added by Dameron Wilson on 24th October 2012

"I met Michelle in 1985 at Mary Baldwin.
The first thing I noticed about her was her big beautiful smile and the next was her great laugh.
In the years to come I would hear that laugh a lot - Michelle and I shared so many wonderful times
and my memories will always be punctuated by her smile and her laugh...I miss my punkin

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