Cheryl A. Byers Burke

December 10, 1952November 18, 2012

Cheryl Burke, of Spring, Texas, passed away on November 18, 2012. She was born to Ross and Hilda Byers in Houston on December 10, 1952, graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1971 and then went on to earn her Dental Hygiene degree at The University of Texas Dental School.

Cheryl married her junior high school sweetheart, Tommy Burke, and the two shared a lifetime of memories in their 47 years together. She gave birth to two daughters and was instrumental in the raising of all her friends’ children and her two precious grandchildren as well.

Cheryl was a member of the Texas Dental Hygiene Association, Western Regional Examining Board and was past president of the Greater Houston Dental Hygiene Association.

Cheryl is survived by husband Tommy Burke; daughters Meredith Burke and Amanda Farrand; sister Linda Maxwell; and grandchildren Mason and Marley Garrett. A celebration of Cheryl's life will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in the chapel of Brookside Funeral Home Champions. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) at


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cheryl A. Byers Burke

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Harold Brown

August 20, 2015

I noticed a huge circular light flash with yellow to orange like emotional telepathy in the sky in the beginning of 2013 (my birthday is Nov. 19 1979) while I was working with the military and the bright spirit or orb (it looked like a lifeform that was non human, but a light being and immediately the only person that communicated super sweet and simple intelligent and powerful is Cheryl Burke (the only person I have ever met with that soul or communication style like that, the sweetest mom and she is family to me as well as the rest of the family. Meredith, please call me whenever you get a chance (972) 278-5763 and I'll take you guys out to get a beer and some food. Tell your sis and Dad I love them and miss them I think I got to talk to your mom after she passed, but she was a light being. You guys are family so any one in the family please call me when you get a chance, thank you and she cooked the best spaghetti on this planet.

May 17, 2013

Burke family, I just heard of the passing of Cheryl. I had the priveledge of working with her on the WREB here in Houston several years. I enjoyed working with her, she ALWAYS had a smile - her beautiful smile, and she was always laughing - her laughter was unforgettable. I know it is a tremendous loss for all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and especially in my prayers. Anita Rodriguez

Carol (Baranowski) Melnar

December 26, 2012

Dear Tommy and family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of Cheryl. Gone too soon for such a sweet beautiful lady. Prayers and strength for you all during this trying time.

Russ Pray

December 18, 2012

Tommy, I heard the news today of Cheryl's passing and I am deeply saddened. I am sending prayers to you and your family that God will comfort you. I am very sorry for your loss.

Billy Spies

December 3, 2012

What joy Cheryl brought to all of us. I had the privilege of knowing her in high school and also visiting with her every time I saw the dentist for the past 20 years. She is sorely missed. Sherrill (wife) and I pray that God will continue to comfort Tommy and family.

Kelly Reich

November 26, 2012

Cheryl left us too soon but her memory will continue to live on in all of us. Her contributions and dedication to WREB were greatly appreciated and I will miss her smiling face and wonderful sense of humor.

Tom Chattin

November 23, 2012

Jackie and I had lot's of fun times with Tommy and Cheryl. We enjoyed floating down the Guadalupe River, backyard BBQ's, and getting together with mutual friends. She will always be in our memories. Tommy and daughters are in my prayers.

Cory Sears

November 22, 2012

Mr Burke, Meredith and Amanda I am deeply saddened to hear about Mrs Burke. She was such a sweet and happy person. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

November 21, 2012

Cheryl was a delightful, talented, humorous and beautiful person. I was lucky to have known and worked with her on WREB. She will be missed. We send our thoughts and prayers to her family. :Lynda Ciri Washington State

Kerri Knussmann-Schott

November 21, 2012

I grew up with Meredith and have many many great memories of Cheryl...She was always so happy and a joy to be around. I actually enjoyed going to get my teeth cleaned growing up because I would get to see her...My heart and prayers go out to the Burke family..I am truly sorry and sad to hear of her passing. May you find comfort in God during this time.