OBITUARY

Brian Allen Burd

December 19, 1970October 5, 2021
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Brian Allen Burd, 50, of Southaven, MS passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Allen Thornley and Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Burd and his uncle, Steven Burd. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jennifer Burd; children: Carys Burd, Aiden Burd, and Conor Burd; father, Robert E. Burd, II; mother, Nancy Burd; brother, Kevin Burd (Margaret); mother-in-law, Wanda Yopp; brother-in-law, Stephen Yopp (Kelly); sister-in-law, Angela Myers (Jeff); and nieces and nephew, Hannah Burd, Audra Myers, Lana Yopp, and Liam Yopp; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. After attending DOD school, Upper Heyford High School, in England, Brian graduated from Milford High School in Milford, DE. Brian received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He was proud to be a Blue Hen. He also received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Upon moving to the Memphis area, he worked for many years at Medtronic. In the last few years, he worked as a Senior Project Engineer with MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc. Brian became an Eagle Scout at age 15 while living in England while his father served in the US Air Force. In his free time, he served as a Cub Scout leader for Pack 190 in Southaven, MS. He also mentored middle school children in the Memphis area through SWE Lego Mindstorm robotics program and competitions. He also volunteered with many Veterans support and awareness events and charities. Everyone who met Brian instantly knew his kindness, his generosity, and his wicked sense of humor. Family was his greatest love, and they are his greatest legacy. In memory of Brian, his family requests that everyone do something kind for someone every day. The family will hold a private memorial service.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. & Mrs. Allen Thornley and Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Burd, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Steven Burd, Uncle (deceased)
  • Jennifer Burd, Wife of 16 Years
  • Carys Burd, Aiden Burd, and Conor Burd, Children
  • Robert E. Burd, II, Father
  • Nancy Burd, Mother
  • Kevin Burd (Margaret), Brother
  • Wanda Yopp, Mother-in-law
  • Stephen Yopp (Kelly), Brother-in-law
  • Angela Myers (Jeff), Sister-in-law
  • Hannah Burd, Audra Myers, Lana Yopp, and Liam Yopp, Nieces and Nephews
  • He also leaves behind several uncles, aunts and cousins.

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Connie Marchek

October 10, 2021

I had the pleasure of going to graduate school at Worcester Polytechnic Institute with Brian and he was like a little brother to me. He really knew how to light up the room with his funny jokes and laughter. Brian enjoyed listening to the local bands and we had our late night WalMart runs to purchase and trade sports cards. Thank goodness he wasn’t into LEGO’s at that time or I would have needed to get a second job. Typical Brian fashion, he taught me how to do the perfect “full moon” in the middle of winter while I was wearing long johns. What I will always remember is his kind, gentle soul, and his compassionate heart, a true gentleman. I know that Brian’s pride and joy is his family, they are his everything. My heart is broken that he is no longer with us in the physical, but I am certain that Brian’s spirit lives on and he is ever present surrounding those he loves. My prayer for Brian’s family and friends is that the memories of time spent with him helps to bring a smile to your face as we celebrate the life of an amazing man. 💜🙏🏼💜

Mikki Herbert

October 10, 2021

To Brian's family,

I'm sending you my deepest condolences. I do not know you but I worked with Brian at Medtronic for many years. He was such a kind person that always greeted others with a smile, no matter what! We loved to talk about new music and I still have a cd that he gave me because he wanted me to hear a new band. I am blessed to have known him! He is gone too soon. I will be praying for you all.

Mikki Speed Herbert

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Biography

Brian Allen Burd, 50, of Southaven, MS passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Allen Thornley and Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Burd and his uncle, Steven Burd. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jennifer Burd; children: Carys Burd, Aiden Burd, and Conor Burd; father, Robert E. Burd, II; mother, Nancy Burd; brother, Kevin Burd (Margaret); mother-in-law, Wanda Yopp; brother-in-law, Stephen Yopp (Kelly); sister-in-law, Angela Myers (Jeff); and nieces and nephew, Hannah Burd, Audra Myers, Lana Yopp, and Liam Yopp; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. After attending DOD school, Upper Heyford High School, in England, Brian graduated from Milford High School in Milford, DE. Brian received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He was proud to be a Blue Hen. He also received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Upon moving to the Memphis area, he worked for many years at Medtronic. In the last few years, he worked as a Senior Project Engineer with MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc. Brian became an Eagle Scout at age 15 while living in England while his father served in the US Air Force. In his free time, he served as a Cub Scout leader for Pack 190 in Southaven, MS. He also mentored middle school children in the Memphis area through SWE Lego Mindstorm robotics program and competitions. He also volunteered with many Veterans support and awareness events and charities. Everyone who met Brian instantly knew his kindness, his generosity, and his wicked sense of humor. Family was his greatest love, and they are his greatest legacy. In memory of Brian, his family requests that everyone do something kind for someone every day. The family will hold a private memorial service.