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Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA

OBITUARY

Hunter Blake Burns

December 3, 1997March 1, 2020
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Hunter Blake Burns, born in Baton Rouge, LA and resident of Sarasota, FL, passed away on Sunday March 1, 2020 at 12:03 am in Bradenton, FL. at the age of 22 as a result of an automobile accident. Hunter is survived by his mother, Christina Defilippo of Sarasota, FL; father, Rocky Burns of Prairieville, LA.; Stepfather, Michael Defilippo of Sarasota, FL. and Stepmother, Pamela Burns of Prairieville, LA.; brothers, Rocky Burns Jr. and girlfriend, Harley Smith of Prairieville, LA. and Zach Burns and fiancé, Morgan Silvey of Gonzales, LA.; grandparents, David and Belinda Champton of Gonzales, LA. and Yancie and Gordon Defilippo of Crystal River, FL; great grandmother, Tilda Ann “Beek” Chauvin of Gonzales, LA.. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Burns Sr. and Dixie Gayle Diez; great grandparents, Charles and Patricia Cheney, and Phillip Chauvin. A Memorial gathering will be held at Ourso Funeral Home-13533 Airline Hwy.- Gonzales, LA.70737 on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6pm until a memorial service to celebrate Hunter’s life at 7:30pm. A memorial service was held prior in Sarasota, FL at Bayside East Campus (8200 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34241) on Friday, March 7, 2020 at 10 am. Hunter loved to work with special needs children. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to The Tim Tebow Foundation – A Night to Shine at www.support.timtebowfoundation.org. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Hunter is survived by his mother, Christina Defilippo of Sarasota, FL; father, Rocky Burns of Prairieville, LA.; Stepfather, Michael Defilippo of Sarasota, FL. and Stepmother, Pamela Burns of Prairieville, LA.; brothers, Rocky Burns Jr. and girlfriend, Harley Smith of Prairieville, LA. and Zach Burns and fiancé, Morgan Silvey of Gonzales, LA.; grandparents, David and Belinda Champton of Gonzales, LA. and Yancie and Gordon Defilippo of Crystal River, FL; great grandmother, Tilda Ann “Beek” Chauvin of Gonzales, LA..
    He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Burns Sr. and Dixie Gayle Diez; great grandparents, Charles and Patricia Cheney, and Phillip Chauvin.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 13, 2020

Memories

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Kathy VanDorne

March 28, 2020

"Today is the 28th day without you Hunter and this is not any easier.... Not a day goes by where I don't think of you...."

I met Hunter long ago at Peaches but didn’t actually become friends until about a year ago when I was absolutely broken... We only talked for a few minutes when he would come to my table but during those short minutes my heart did not ache... his energy and laughter were so contagious… during those short minutes I would forget about my pain… during those short minutes my day became just a little brighter… He would tell me about his plans for this exciting life of his. Hunter was a true angel that came into people's lives to lift them, help them get through whatever was going on at the time. He gave so much without asking for anything back. He did that for me. He healed me! Hunter and I became close friends and I was so very fortunate to have him in my life!! I got to know this absolutely amazing man, so loving, so passionate, so happy, so sweet, with high moral values... he gave 100% of himself 100% of the time!!! He was so full of life with big plans for an awesome future! If you met him, you will never forget him! Life will never be the same without him!

"Hunter I miss you SO incredibly much and I will forever treasure our time together, all the laughs, all the fun, all the texts calls & Snaps, all of our memories… I will FOREVER keep you in MY HEART!!"

Kaela Schmidt

March 26, 2020

Hunter was the sweetest, most genuine person I’ve ever met. The first night I met him we talked for hours, it was like I had known him for my whole life. The way he could make you feel so comfortable, like you could talk to him about anything. He’s going to be missed so much.

Harley Smith

March 25, 2020

The days will never be the same or shine as bright without you here. I am so thankful that I got the chance to know you. From seeing you in the halls at dutchtown to you coming see me and Rocky every weekend for a whole year. We picked and fought like siblings and I will forever cherish every little memory, the laughs and jokes we made. You knew how to bring out the best in people and I never felt like I couldn’t be myself around you. The heart to heart we had in Daytona and how I thanked you for making my family feel special and happy. I’m so grateful we got to spend those moments together. I will miss your weekly phone calls and FaceTimes. I will miss asking you for workout tips. I will miss my hype man. I will miss us laughing together at stupid things. I will miss your super tight hugs. I will miss you. Love you Hunter Blake Burns.

Tessa Ummel

March 25, 2020

I remember the exact moment I met Hunter. He was sitting at table 5, position 2, at Peachs doing some hiring paperwork. He saw me, shook my hand, and introduced himself. For the next few months Hunter and I got to know each other at work. We discussed New Orleans because my sister lives there and he was from Louisiana, we discussed Bayside because that’s where we both went to church, and we discussed working out because I was interested in starting a routine. We even talked about my kids and how much he couldn’t wait to have his own. Throughout the time I knew Hunter, I always saw him lending a hand. If someone needed help with their car, he’d stay all day trying to fix it. If someone needed help moving, guess who was there to lift all the heavy furniture? If you needed an ear to listen to your problems guess who was willing? Hunter was always eager to do more. To go above and beyond. To gain more knowledge. There will never be about hunter.

Hunter is in heaven rejoicing with loved ones and dancing with our Heavenly Father. When we all get there, we will be greeted with his beautiful smile. What a reunion that will be..

To hunters family,
If you ever feel distant from hunter, I want you to look in the mirror. You all resemble hunter in your own way. When I met each and every one of you, I saw him. It was truly amazing. Look in the mirror, and you will see him too. Hunter is with you, always. If you ever start to feel down, I encourage you to read the book of Job.

Job 1:20-22 “Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Love you all. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Rocky Burns Jr

March 24, 2020

I’m so thankful and proud I can call this man my baby brother. From the time we were kids he’s always known how to make anyone laugh even at the saddest of times. If you were down he’d lift you up, if you were mad he’d talk you through it. I would call him at any second to vent and he’d be there with open ears. No matter the situation, he’d try to the best of his ability to work it out. He impacted so many lives and shared a special bond with each person. His go getter attitude paired with his hunger for more knowledge had him on a path to greatness. Hunter was a very special person, one of a kind no doubt. Hunter will forever be in our hearts.

I’ll always remember all the great memories we share together. Thank you for all the good times we shared together. I love you brother.

Destinee Dupre

March 24, 2020

Most of our memories were going to Haley’s house and having fun being teenagers. I could call Hunter at midnight and tell him come to Haley’s and he’d come hangout no questions asked. When he got his first truck he insisted on driving us to the grocery store, so me him Haley and jace went grocery shopping. He was always smiling and having fun. Miss him a bunch.

Connie Capone

March 13, 2020

I met Hunter when he was two years old and he instantly became one of my favorite people in the world. We bonded immediately and he became my unofficial godchild. He was one of a kind and so very full of life. He had the kindest spirit and heart.....unless he thought you were cheating on a board game 😍 He was a champion for the underdog and had an innate sense of fairness. He will be forever remembered, loved, missed and quoted (he left us some funny ones) by me and my kids. We love you Hunter Marie Burns❤❤❤

Tiffanie Burns

March 12, 2020

I love you Hunter.....I remember when I first found out your Mom was pregnant for you. You were ALWAYS so upbeat and a super great young man.......thank you for being a wonderful blessing to the Burns crew and now a perfect Angel with your Grandma & Grandpa......

SHIRLEY POLIFRONI

March 8, 2020

I SHIRLEY AND MY BEST FRIEND ANNIE HAVE LUNCH AT PEACHES EVERY TUESDAY. THAT IS WHERE WE MET HUNTER. HE ALWAYS BRIGHTENED OUR DAY AND HAD SMILES THAT LIT UP THE ROOM. HE WAS FUNNY, CHARMING, CARING AND WE LOVED HIM. OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT IN FLORIDA, BUT HUNTER FILLED A SPOT IN OUR HEARTS. WE WILL MISS HIM FOREVER. OUR LOVED AND PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY

Lynne Howalt

March 8, 2020

Hunter was an awesome young man. I missed his smile when he left Peaches He will always have a special place in my heart.His family is in my prayers.

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