- Michele Elenore Burley Friday, July 6, 2018
Michele Elenore Burley
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July 11, 2018
You were mine and that’s what made you special, when you were at your worst I loved you when I was at my worst you loved me.... WE NEVER LET EACH OTHER FALL...... WE NEVER LET GO.... “The 3 Cord” You ABBY and Me. My beautiful mother everyone that loved you and knew you seen you as the most beautiful person that they knew you to be in the moments in life they shared with you.... My Queen , Elohim has you now.... I think of you constantly surrounding you with love and light in that beautiful periwinkle colored dress me and Otho picked for you..... I cover you in light and love and hand you over to our Father in heaven ..... forever protected, and engulfed in Light and Love...... SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND MAMA.... your little yellow flower always ......
July 8, 2018
My beautiful best friend Michelle, my childhood memories are filled with joy and happiness. I remember laughing together endlessly and I do mean all the time, making "tortillas de harina" with my mom, climbing the fig trees in the back yard, gathering boysenberries, learning how to roller skate on Toluca St., running in the alley so we can go to the "Tasso's Store" for anything that was needed, climbing up the hill to buy eggs from Lucy, going to church and joining her during all of catechism at Holy Rosary Church, becoming blood sisters as we pricked our fingers and put them together, cheerleading for a soccer team, drill team at Belmont, hanging out with our best friends Lisa Casillas, and Veronica Herrera, cruising in Hollywood and at Tommy's, dancing at Florentine Gardens, going to Cal Sate University together, and especially spending time with your family and mine. I fondly remember singing at the top of our lungs in the front porch of the Toluca house that was perched high up on the hill and sang at the top of our lungs as we pretended to be in the Musical Evita...don't cry for me Argentina. My quinceanera was co-designed by Michelle in her favorite color and she certainly wanted those white gloves, hoop dress and a parasol for all the girls. She was my cheerleader, my fearless leader, my beautiful friend and am so blessed to have her as a friend. It was a beautiful adventure and even though our paths didn't always cross throughout the years, when we saw each other it was like we were on that house on the hill. To her daughter Ashley, and her grand daughter Abigail my prayers go out to you during this difficult time. To her sisters Tiny, Tachi, Orpheus and Irene, peace be with you and God bless you. I am forever grateful to Virginia Zaragoza and the Burley family for being in my life our families shared a bond of friendship and love that I will always treasure.
July 6, 2018
One of the many beautiful things that comes to my mind about Michele was her smile. She always loved and welcomed everyone with it. We were a part of each other’s lives many years ago. But somehow it seems like it was just yesterday. Unfortunately time, obligations and moving away to different parts of the state sent us in different directions . But regardless of where I’m at in life, Michele and the family will always have a special place in my heart as well as Monica’s, my sister Irma and my entire family.
I’m sorry I can’t be there to honor her life but I thank Michele, and all the family and I send heartfelt prays to everyone especially Ashley. I will forever be grateful that the family was part of my past and is part of my present and future.
With love and affection, Carolina
July 6, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Michele at Cedars Sinai medical center.
She was the most pleasant person, very kind hearted and sweet spirited.
Her smile and caring heart I will always remember.
July 6, 2018
I met my cousin Michele when I was 12 years old. I remember her hanging her long legs out of the car window while wearing her red Vans and thinking "Ooooh...I wanna be like HER!" That same summer, I started visiting my Aunt Virginia regularly down in L.A. Michele and Orpheus were usually my tour guides and we grew close over the years. Some of my fondest memories include her, Tachi, Jermaine, Orpheus and Daniel at the house on Mountainview.
There's no one else quite like her. She commanded a room like few can! Although I had not seen her for far too many years, it still breaks my heart to say good-bye. I love you, my beautiful cousin and I thank you for all the wonderful times, the wild adventures, countless conversations and forever memories. You took a piece of my childhood with you when you left! I always thought that I'd see you again...rest with the angels.
To my family, I send my sincere condolences and love.
June 27, 2018
My mother always picked me up when I fell down in life. She always encouraged me to keep going. She always told me to keep going and to never look back. She loved my daughter her granddaughter Abigail. Through her trials and tribulations, she never walked away from us. She will always be my yellow flower. My angel my Mother, my strength to weather any storm. The wind beneath my wings. I love you mother with all the love left in me. In this lifetime and through the next. You will be missed and remembered. “Remember me” and that I always will. Mommy you knew my heart and I yours. Your only child will keep fighting for brighter and better days, with your memory in my heart ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOMMY.