Christian Anthony Burks

15 novembre 199125 juin 2020

Christian Burks was born on November 15, 1991 and passed away at age 28 on June 25, 2020 in Austin, TX. Christian leaves behind a fiancé, Rachel Hunt of Austin. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Megan Burks of Plano and Cristina and Chris Strain of Plano. He is also survived by brothers Colman Burks and James Burks in addition to sisters Isabella Rose Burks (Rosie) and Rebeca Dean Strain. (Beca) His surviving paternal grandparents who helped love and care for him from birth are Donald Burks Sr. and Mary Burks of Frisco. Surviving grandparents on his maternal side who helped love and care for him from birth are Robert and Connie Diaz of Houston. Surviving Uncles Danny Diaz (Anthea) and Philip Diaz (Emily) of Houston and aunt, Christine Burks Flage (Brian) of Carrollton and their spouses also showered him with love, attention, and affection throughout his life. He has numerous adoring cousins and second cousins.

He was loved and fondly admired by surviving step grandparents Janelle McCorkle of Memphis in addition to Cliff and Charla Strain of Idabel, Oklahoma. His fiancé’s parents Lt. Col (Ret.) Robert and Monique Hunt were also extremely fond of Christian.

Christian was a gifted young man. He was a National Merit Scholar who enjoyed success at debate and Whiz Quiz tournaments during his Plano ISD days and three summer studies at Duke University. He studied at Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, The University of Oklahoma, and the University of Texas. He made an appearance on the TV game show “Jeopardy!”

Christian’s many interests included geopolitics, economics, music, film, writing and history. He was a special fan of the band Radiohead and the films of Stanley Kubrick.

Christian saw many beautiful places in this world, but his family remembers trips to Yosemite, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Sedona, New England, London, Paris, Chicago, Boston, repeated visits to all the domestic Disney Parks and the Disney Cruise, and New York City especially fondly.

Extended family concentrated primarily in Texas, New Orleans, and Arkansas loved him throughout his life.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


  • Visitation

    jeudi, 2 juillet , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    jeudi, 2 juillet , 2020


Christian Anthony Burks

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Donald Burks

juillet 8, 2020

There was never a grandchild loved any more than Christian and by absolutely everyone in his life. We will miss him and think of him for the rest of our lives. We loved you, Christian

Alison Kuehn Spencer

juillet 5, 2020

Cristina and Donald, my heart breaks for you and your families. I so fondly remember baby Christian and loved keeping up with stories of his youth and adulthood through the years. Love to you both, I’m so deeply sorry for this extraordinary loss. I give thanks to God for the life he had here and all of the joy he brought you. Bless your hearts with peace and comfort, and bless all of his brothers and sisters. You are good and loving parents. God be with you all.

Nelda Diaz Nino

juillet 5, 2020

Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
My heart aches with sorrow at your loss May you find comfort in your beautiful memories 🙏❤️

Raul and Maggie Villarreal

juillet 5, 2020

Connie and Bobbie, we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest and warmest condolences I
With warmest regards,
Raul and Maggie Villarreal

Ena Plummer

juillet 3, 2020

Although I haven’t seen Christian since he was a baby, my heart broke for every one of his family members when I heard this news. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child and I pray that God gives you all the peace and strength to get through such a heartbreaking time.