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Troy David Burleigh Sr.

June 7, 1965February 10, 2021
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Troy David Burleigh Sr., age 55, of Houston, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 7, 1965.

He and Rosemary were married for 31 wonderful years. They met and married in Baton Rouge, and moved to Houston, TX in 1994. Troy and Rosemary have a daughter, Shannon Nicole Burleigh and son Troy David Burleigh, Jr. He was a loving and patient father and husband, and loved very much.

He served our country in The United States Army as a 11M10 Fighting Vehicle Infantryman between 1985 to 1989 before he was honorably discharged. Most of his working career was spent in the Pest Control Industry. He loved serving his customers, rescuing baby racoons and getting covered in honey. He actually had a following each time he moved to another company. In our first year of marriage Troy shared with Rosemary that he was considering a career in law enforcement. However, she talked him out of it. He had the highest respect and honor for law enforcement, 1st Responders and all armed forces of military. He never passed up an opportunity to thank and pray for them.

The family began attending Tallowood Baptist Church (TBC) in 1997 and joined thereafter. TBC became a special part of their lives. TBC offered so many ways to use their gifts and talents for Jesus Christ. He surrendered his life to Jesus at age 12. On September 22, 2019, he was ordained as a deacon of Tallowood Baptist Church. This meant so much to him. Another avenue to serve the Lord.

In 2004, a friend and member of TBC invited him to a Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA), chapter meeting for the Katy, TX, Highway Disciples Chapter. He never looked back. It took Rosemary a while to catch the fever. The Lord led her to join CMA in 2009. Troy was in his 9th year as Chapter President of the Highway Disciples. It was his passion and a calling from God. CMA and TBC became like family.

Another family came along a few years later, when Troy and Rosemary heard of TBC's efforts to support and meet the needs, along with many others, Montrose Street Reach. This is where Troy's passion for taking pictures took off. He never missed a Wednesday night unless it was necessary. He loved serving in this ministry where Montrose Street Reach, Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and Joe Williams Ministries came together to reach the often forgotten. Especially during the summer months when the YWAM groups would come from all over to visit and serve. He loved the youth, and loved taking pictures of them to show their loved ones they were fine and having the time of their lives serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

He was survived by his wife, Rosemary O. Burleigh of 31 years, son Troy David Burleigh, Jr., daughter Shannon Nicole Burleigh, mother Peggy O'rillion, and brothers Robby Burleigh and Teddy Smith who live in Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Burleigh.

A visitation for Troy David Burleigh, Sr. will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Katy Funeral Home, 23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77494. A memorial service will occur Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Rd, Houston, TX 77024. His body will be laid to rest in the Houston National Cemetery, once a date has been established.

In lieu of flowers, please prayerfully consider donations to: Christian Motorcyclists Association https://shop.cmausa.org/donation.aspx (input name & member #103538); or please donate to: MontroseStreetReach.com

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.katyfh.com for the Burleigh family.

Services

26 February

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tallowood Baptist Church

555 Tallowood Rd
Houston, TX 77024

10 March

Graveside Service

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77038

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Lynda Thompson

February 25, 2021

Mark and I would like to send our deepest condolences. We believe God will supernaturally give you peace and understanding during this difficult time. He will give you the strength and hope to move forward until His return.

Blessings and peace to you,
Mark and Lynda Thompson
Smith Thompson Pest Control

Denise Castorena

February 23, 2021

Guatemala 2015

Denise Castorena

February 23, 2021

Guatemala 2015

Denise Castorena

February 23, 2021

Guatemala 2015

Denise Castorena

February 23, 2021

Guatemala 2015

Denise Castorena

February 23, 2021

Guatemala 2015

DELPHINE BALOGUN

February 23, 2021

Troy I will always remember our last conversation. RIH

Denise Castorena

February 21, 2021

I was honored to meet Troy, on a CMA Mission trip to Guatemala. He was an instant friend to us all. He recorded our time there, with his always present camera. He kept contact with several of us, by calling on our birthday or when he would take a lunch break and wanted to catch up. Troy was an awesome man of God and I was blessed to call him friend. Prayers for comfort and courage for the family and friends at this difficult time.

Harry & Vickye Posey

February 20, 2021

We will forever remember Troy and Rosemary staying with us every year during Lone Star Bike Rally in Galveston. Troy would call through the year to make sure their room hadn't been given away to someone else for the Rally, although he knew we'd never do that. It was a good excuse to talk to him. We loved their visits & will keep good memories!

Michael Hutton

February 19, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Troy's passing and offer my prayers and deepest condolences for all in his family. Grateful to know that he is with our Lord. I wish I could attend the services today but we are still struggling in San Antonio to get things back to normal.
Blessings and Peace to all of you.
Michael Hutton
Alamo Apostles, President

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