Vicki Ann Burditt
February 4, 1958 – July 1, 2018
Vicki Ann Burditt of Huntsville, Alabama departed this life on July 1, 2018. She was born in Rome, New York on February 4, 1958. Vicki Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Allen and her father, Rowland Earl Guerin. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband of 43 years, Martin Alan Burditt; three loving children, Milissa Jo Burditt-Pena (42) of Crestview, Florida, Martin Alexander Burditt (35) of Tampa, Florida and Cassandra Lee Burditt (34) of Huntsville, Alabama. Vicki Ann also left two loving brothers, Steven Henry Guerin of Winchester, Tennessee and Michael Joseph Guerin of Prattville, Alabama. She is also survived by seven beloved grandchildren, Brianna Pena, Leandra Pena, Maya Pena, Daevon Burditt, Roman Paulsen, Zane Burditt, and Chance Burditt.
Vicki was a graduate of Sparkman High School and a long time resident of Madison County. She was a National Guard combat medic and career Army spouse. She was a loving Mother and a loving wife. This world is a lot emptier place without her in it. She would tell a joke, mess it up, and still come out of it with everyone laughing.
This family, and her role as mother and grandmother, was the most important thing to Mom. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being with her family was what our mom enjoyed most of all. Her life had many obstacles, and she struggled for years with a devastating illness. Yet through it all, her love and caring for her family remained her focus, and in so many, many ways, she was able to show that love to us. This perseverance through adversity is a powerful lesson for us, and I believe it is her legacy. What a wonderful lesson she gave us, to keep your priorities straight. To keep that which is most important in focus. To love and care for your family. To let them know in all the ways you can and show them that you love them. Don’t let adversities or setbacks or any of the distractions of the world keep you from this most important aspect of life.
How many people in this world have it so much easier than our mom did. How many never had to face half the trouble she faced, and yet lose sight so easily of what is truly important. Many of us get distracted by insignificant things in life, many of us brood and focus on our little problems, and forget that which is most important.
But through everything Mom went through, she managed to keep her priorities straight. What can be more important than loving and showing your love for your family? How can some of us who are blessed with so much forget to be thankful to God, while somehow Mom kept her faith through all of her trials. This is a wonderful legacy. This is a wonderful example to follow. Keep focused on what is truly important, not only when your life is easy, but when it is difficult too. I know all of us will always hear her voice say “cross your hearts” every time we get into a vehicle. That was her way of telling us to put our seatbelts on.
"She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings"
We’ll close today with the 23rd Psalm ‘the Lord is my shepherd’, but before we do, on behalf of myself and rest of the family, I’d like to thank you all for coming here today.
The Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10:00am until 11:00am at Valhalla Funeral Home. Funeral Services, officiated by Rev. Philip Johnson will begin at 11:00am in Valhalla’s Chapel. Interment will immediately follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens – Masonic Garden. Please sign her guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.
- Mary Elizabeth Allen and Rowland Earl Guerin, Parents - Deceased
- Martin Alan Burditt, Husband of 43 years
- Milissa Jo Burditt-Pena, Daughter
- Martin Alexander Burditt, Son
- Cassandra Lee Burditt, Daughter
- Brianna Pena, Leandra Pena, Maya Pena Daevon Burditt, Roman Paulsen, Zane Burditt and Chance Burditt, Grandchildren
- Steven Henry Guerin, Brother
- Michael Joseph Guerin, Brother
- Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
Vicki Ann Burditt
July 6, 2018
It seemed like only yesterday I remember you yelling at Marty for help because you had a 60lb King Salmon on your hook. I remember how jealous I was that you got the bigger fish. You will be missed sweet lady!
July 6, 2018
I met Mom Burditt after we moved on base at Lowry AFB, Denver CO. I became friends with Milissa and that’s how I met the Burditt family. Mom always had some sun tea in the refrigerator and always made you feel welcome. She could scold you one minute and love on you the next. She never treated me any different from her children. If I wanted a plate for dinner she always made sure I was able to eat. Even though I lived two houses down. Though the years got away from us, I always seen her as my other mom. And I know I will always be her adopted daughter. It saddens my heart to see that she has gotten her wings, but I know she loves all her family. And she will truly be missed. Sleep in Peace Mom. We love you. Tanya
July 6, 2018
I met Vicki when we were in the 4th Grade at Harvest School. We became best friend and inseparable. Vicki always had a loving caring heart. She loved and cared deeply. We shared a lot of fun times growing up and many girl secrets. I didn’t have a photo of the two of us together so I’m sharing one that I have of Vicki and Mary Ellen at my house in 1974. We were the three musketeers for many years. We lost touch with each other for many years but had found each other again through Social Media. I will always cherish the memories we made.
Flay high sweet friend, I will see you again.
Marty , My prayers are you and with your family in this difficult time. She will always live in the hearts of those who loved her.