Linda C. Burkes

Linda C. Burkes, age 68, passed away surrounded by her husband and sons, early Wednesday morning, October 3rd, 2018.  She was born on October 4th, 1949 in the small town of Tylertown, Mississippi to J.C. and Myrtle Cothern, and was the little sister to an amazing brother, Sonny Cothern.  She spent her childhood living the small farm-life, and graduated Tylertown High School in 1967.  She then attended Southwest Mississippi Junior College.  On August 30, 1969 she married James A. Burkes; together they shared 49 years together and had two sons.  Linda truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; crafting, watching football, and spending time with her babies and grand-babies.  Linda had an uncanny ability to never meet a stranger.  She always welcomed the neighborhood kids with open-arms and a plate of food.  Linda was also very active in her community through numerous volunteer efforts — Nasa Area Little League board member, Clear Lake City Youth Football League, and Nasa/Clear Creek/Friendswood Go Texan lifetime committee member for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.  She is survived by her husband, James; two sons, Scott (Angi) of Kingwood TX, and Corey (Hanna) of Spring Hill, TN. She was the proud Nana to eight  grandchildren: Landyn (21), Kailyn (19), Reagyn (15), Nissi (14), Cameron (13), Micah (12), Laila (10), and Koby (4).

We will celebrate her life this Saturday, October 6th, 10:00a.m. at the Crowder Funeral Home.

111 E. Medical Ct. Blvd.

Webster, TX 77598


  1. I’m so sorry for your lost. I loved Mrs Burkes, she was always there for me when I needed a friend to talk to. She was a wonderful lady, and will be an even better angel. I wish I could have been there for you today. I’m thinking of you and will be praying for you too.

    David Windsor
  2. I’m so sorry for your lost. I loved Linda. She was a wonderful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    David Windsor
  3. So very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. In times of this nature, all of us need encouragement and comfort, how we appreciate those who lovingly offer it! Comforting implies taking time to listen, understand, and help. I pray that you find that with your ‘family and friends’ as well as the promises of Jesus at Luke 23:43 where he said: “Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise.” A better place.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the Burkes family. Our heavenly Father knows the sorrow you’re through as you mourn your loved one. At 1 Peter 5:7 he gives the loving assurance that ” he cares for you.” May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time. ( 2 Cor. 1:3,4 )


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