OBITUARY

Linda Gail Burks

June 13, 1948April 13, 2018

Linda Gail Thompson Burks was born June 13, 1948 to Elbert and Maxine Thompson in Shamrock. She graduated from Tascosa High School in 1966. She worked for Dorchester Minerals, several Amarillo Law firms and retired in 2010 from Mayfield, Crutcher and Sharpee. She married Larry Burks on November 23, 1985 in Amarillo. She was a devoted mom, wife and Nonnie. Memorials can be made to your favorite charity in honor of Linda.

She was preceded in death by her daddy Elbert Thompson, her mother Maxine and step dad John Dannelley.

She is survived by her husband Larry Burks, her children Lisa Johnson and husband Jody, Kristi Flatt and husband Brad, Jeff Blanks and wife Breanna, J'Taun Kinkade, M'Shaun Lamb and husband Andy. Brother Tommy Thompson and wife Cindy. Grandkids Kelsie Hill and husband Hayden, Flint Blanks, Quay Blanks, Trevor Johnson and wife Amanda, Brent Johnson and wife Shelbi, Braden Johnson, Kolby Flatt and wife Tesla, Kolton Flatt and wife Brittney, Zack Flatt, Mason Kinkade, Audra Lamb and Jensen Lamb. Great grandchildren Beckham and Shep Johnson, Tralee and Quincee Johnson and Jentry and Jaylen Flatt.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Linda Gail Burks

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Chan Roark

April 18, 2018

On my mother's side of the family, there were 10 cousins close in age, close enough to play together, spend a week at an out of town cousins and share our secrets, our plans, get in trouble, make memories.
Mother had a brother who died when his children were young, 4 and 7 and I was 3. My parents made an effort to keep that aunt and those two cousins in the family gatherings and Tommy and Linda spent weekends with us often. I adored them and always pretended they were my older brother and sister.
Linda, 4 years older, was the most beautiful red haired girl. She had a husky kind of voice, a fantastic smile and such a laugh. Family lore, tells the story of my daddy arriving to pick up my mother for their first date, and Linda greeting him, "You're going to be my Uncle John Eddie."
As she visited over the years, she taught me many things. She was the almost teen to teach me about rock and roll and what radio station to listen to. She introduced me to Elvis and taught me to hold a hairbrush for a microphone and croon Teen Angel into the mirror. She introduced me to peppermint flavored lipstick and cruising Polk and the drive ins. I was with her when we heard the news Marilyn Monroe had died and later when there were headlines about a WWII General dying, she gave me my first history lesson, teaching me about the war and the role her dad and our other uncles had played. She showed me how to flirt. She made this jello dish with a pretzel crust and strawberries and cream cheese.
The last time I saw her, a lot of us were in town for a funeral, we met for dinner and at the end of the meal, she spontaneously invited everyone to her house so we could continue visiting. Such a gracious hostess.
Thanks for all you taught me, Linda Gail and for letting me pretend to be your little sister.

Kay Fowler

April 18, 2018

My heart goes out to all the family as I only know her through Tommy and Cindy May God give you all comfort . I could tell she was deeply loved.

Cindy Thompson

April 17, 2018

Renee’ Gilley - Beck

April 16, 2018

Never will I forget her smile and how she talked. Everyone loved listening to her. She was a beautiful friend I will always treasure knowing her on earth, and will dance with her in heaven some day. She loved her children and they loved her! ❤️

Christina Vallejo

April 16, 2018

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers,it was both an honor and a privilege to care for Linda,she was always so adorable,and made me laugh without even knowing. She will be missed but forever in my heart...thank you for sharing her with me! ❤

Patty Summers

April 16, 2018

I'm so sorry about your loss. She was a lovely person. Prayers for all of you.

FROM THE FAMILY