I am sorry for your loss. The loss of a loved one can be very hard to cope with. But you can find comfort in what Jesus said to the sister of Lazarus when he died. John 11:25 states, "Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'" Please find hope in these words.
James Joseph Burke Date of Birth: Thu, 05/02/1946 Date of Death: Mon, 04/02/2012
James Joseph Burke, 65, passed away on April 2, 2012 in Cypress, Texas. He was a graduate of Catholic Cathedral High School. Jim was a 28 year member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Charter Member of the Anton J. Frank, Council #8771, of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. He served as Grand Knight for the fraternal year 1988 – 1989. Jim was elected to the Board of Directors of Northwest Harris County MUD #5 in 1990. He served as a Director from 1990 through January of 2000, when he resigned to serve on the North Harris County Regional Water Authority Board. Jim was hired as General Manager of Northwest Harris County MUD #5 in March of 2000 and served until the end of December 2011. Jim was appointed in January 2000, to the newly formed North Harris County Regional Water Authority Board, where he served as a Director for District #1 until February 2002. Jim was also a member of the Texas Association of Water Board Directors. 1996 – 1997, he served as the South Texas Representative; 1998 – 1999, he served as the President of AWBD; 1999 – 2000, he served as the Treasurer and Immediate Past President; 2000 – 2001, he served as the Presidents of AWBD for a second term; 2002 – 2004, he served as the Immediate Past President. Since Jim joined the Texas Association of Water Board Directors, he served as a member of the AWBD’s Legislative Committee, continuously. Jim was elected to the Board of Directors of Harris County MUD #366 and served as President from 2002 to date. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, John V. and Eillene Burke; twin sister, Paula Burke Winders. He is survived by his wife, Mary Burke; son, John Burke; stepdaughters, Theresa Wall & husband, Marcus, Christy Shaw & husband, Donald, and Cathy Posey; grandchildren, Brandon Wall, Lauren Wall, Dylan Shaw, Blake Shaw, and Natalie Burke; sisters, Mary Alice Flournoy & husband, James and Karen Morrow & husband, Carl; numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation with the family will be held at the Cypress Fairbanks Funeral Home on Monday, April 9 from 5-8pm with a Rosary Service beginning at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 10 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Cathedral High School in Natchez, Mississippi. Please send donations to: Cathedral School Development Office, 701 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Natchez, MS 39120-2962.