Braeden Peter Burgess
2005 - 2009

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Braeden Peter Burgess Braeden Peter Burgess age 3 of Cedar Springs passed away at home on Saturday April 18, 2009. Braeden was born in Grand Rapids on May 16 2005 the son of Kevin L. and Dawn M. Sayers Burgess. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Greenville.

He is survived by his parents and his brothers Ian and Owen and his sister Eliana, grandparents, Peter and Esther Waayenberg of Grand Rapids, Rob and Susy Sayers of Traverse City and Rae Sayers of Grand Rapids and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 21 2009 at 11 AM from Faith Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Robert Winter and Pastor Brian Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Mills Cemetery, Gowen. Visitation will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Hurst Funeral Home Greenville. In lieu of Flowers please consider contributions to Childrens Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation 39651 Treasury Center, Chicago Illinois 60694-9600.


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Spencer 2
Thursday April 23, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Spencer 9 took his first ride with Spencer 2....until we meet again............
 
Cindy Tessmer
Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cindy/Angel_Wings
 
Teri Donajkowski
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Dawn & Family - wishing you peace at this difficult time. I am praying for you. Wish I could have met your Super Bub, but feel as though I did. God bless you all.
 
Dana
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Dawn and family, Your family is in my prayers. i have followed your journey through the MOPS board. Praying for God's amazing grace and peace as you walk through these very difficult days. Bub was an amazing little boy and touched many lives.
 
Amy & Jerry Nowicki
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." ~Matthew 5;4. Cindi has been sharing your story with me and it has truly touched my heart to see not only Bub's strength but your's as well through all of this. I cannot imagine how you must be feeling but I know that God will continue to carry you through until you are all with Braeden once again. With deepest sympathy for your family during this difficult time.
 
Tressa West/angel_wings
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Please know that your family is in my prayers. I followed Braedens's CarePage for a long time, but it didn't take long for me to fall in love with him. I pray that the Lord surrounds you in a peace and comfort that only HE can....Tressa/angel_wings
 
Debbie/Angel_Wings
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Keeping your family in my prayers. God bless
 
Trish/Angel_Wings
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 8:26 AM

Asking our Lord to comfort and strengthen you as only He can do..
 
Laurie Coldwell (peanutbutterandfluff)
Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 6:33 AM

Dawn, Kevin & Family ~ Please know that we are on our knees praying for comfort for you all. Praying that you would feel His arms carrying you thru this season of your lives.
 
Don & Carmen Cross
Monday April 20, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Braden's journey may have come to an end, but he is resting with Jesus now. God Bless.
 
Manda Queen
Monday April 20, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Keeping all of you in my prayers.... Manda/Angel_Wings
 
Doreen @ Angel_Wings
Monday April 20, 2009 at 8:07 PM

May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.
 
Allison deGuzman (allycat)
Monday April 20, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Burgess family~ My deepest condolences are with you and your entire family. Braeden was a fighter and his strength has inspired and touched many. May the Lord carry you during these difficult days ahead.
 
Jill Martinez (KFP)
Monday April 20, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Burgess family I am truely sorry for your loss.  I would like to share a memory and one of my favorite ones and that was the last time that I saw him.  I remember you at check out with the little boys and his big beautiful smile making sure that he was going to get a sticker.  I just wanted to let you know that we will miss his smile as he always brought joy to us.  He will make a beautiful angel.  May the Lord hold you tight at this trying time and you and your family are in my hearts and prayers!  Your son will always have a special place in my heart.
 
Polly @ Angel_Wings Prayer Warriors
Monday April 20, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Dear ones, May the precious comfort of Jesus' presence and love touch you deeply with every consolation and comfort. Braeden's legacy of love, kindness, strong will, determination and just plain ol' little guy will live forever in our hearts. "Our Lord, Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts. . . ." II Thes. 2:16,17 With deepest sympathy, Polly Angel_Wings Prayer Warriors AngelWingsRemembers
 
Samantha (Mae)
Monday April 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Dawnie, My heart breaks for you during this time of sorrow and loss. Thank you so much for being such a witness of God's love and compassion as you allowed us on the MOPS board to be a part of your journey. You are a special lady and I am greatful to "know" you.
 
NANCY WEVER
Monday April 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM

I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BRAEDEN'S DEATH. PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING, BUT I KNOW THAT HE IS IN HEAVEN'S HANDS AND WHAT A BETTER PLACE THAN WE CAN KNOW. NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING. PLEASE KNOW THAT HE WAS THOUGHT OF OFTEN AND WITH LOVE. MAY GOD KEEP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU ALL AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH. HE WILL BE MISSED.
 
Colene Hoffer (coco)
Monday April 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Dear Dawn,Kevin, Ian, Eliana, and Owen, My heart is heavy with deep grief over your loss of Bub. I pray you will find comfort in the almighty who loves you so very much. He is holding Bub now. Cling to Him in your grief, He will pull you though. I continue to pray for you all.
 
Gayle Hansen
Monday April 20, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Emails from Faith Baptist Church regarding your little guy have passed my desk regularly. I have not met you, yet I have counted it a privilege to go to the Heavenly Father in prayer for you over and over again. It is my prayer now: that you will never doubt the Father's passionate love for you: that He loves Braeden even more than you ever could have: that you will have His comfort in your grieving - that grief will not overtake you in a flood that seems hopeless - :that your marriage will be protected and strengthened as you grieve in your own personal ways as a Daddy and Momma and husband and wife. Your pain is such that I cannot fathom it - so I ask God to comfort you and touch you in all the hurting places that He CAN see and DOES know. May you stand firm in His hope, His promises, and His powerful love for you now and forevermore. Know that every tear shed at His feet is one counted as precious and cared for by Him. He cares for you.....really. Never question that - it is truth. I'm praying you always know it.
 
KellyAnn Briac (TwoPeasInAPod)
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 10:12 PM

I don't have enough words to tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss of your precious boy. Our hearts are heavy for you. You are in our prayers. 2 Timothy 4: 7-8 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me"
 
Dawn Weidman (SuperMommy)
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Dawnie, Kevin, and kids...I'm heartbroken for your loss of dear sweet bub. PTL that Bub is home with Jesus. I'll be remembering you in my prayers. (((HUGS)))
 
Mandy Swiger (swigermommy)
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 8:03 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel so priviledged to have been able to witness your families journey through all of this. Your strength, faith, and hope through Bub's illness, has encouraged me beyond words. I am imagining your precious boy, running and smiling at the feet of Jesus. My heart is breaking for you, and I will continue to pray for your peace and comfort during this time of grief.
 
The Cummins Family
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Brothers and sister across the state of Oklahome send our deepest sympathies, as well as celebrating SuperBub's homecoming. Fly with Jesus, SuperBub!
 
Spencer Township Fire Department
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM

We send our deepest condolences. We were all glad to bring Braeden on as youngest "Honorable FireFighter". Braeden was a fighter from the start. We grew to love him, from meeting him the one time. We send you prayers of strength to you and your family.
 
Smeltzer Family
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Praying for your whole family as you deal with this sorrow filled event. God bless you!!!
 
Andrea K. / GroovyCoolMom
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 4:31 PM

My family is thinking of you and praying for you. Though we have never met beyond our mommy network, Braeden touched the lives of many - including ours. Many, many hugs to you.
 
Steph (zachnjudemom)
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Dawn, Kevin & family, My heartfelt prayers are with you in your grief. There is obviously no good time or way for someone whom you care about to die, but I pray God's hand is made very clear through Braeden's life. It would be so much better if I could convey my condolences in person, but at the very least I want you to know that I am out here and care. There's people all over the world praying for you. God bless you.
 
Doug, Carol, Brian and Sarah Stucky
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM

We have been praying for Braeden since we first met him on Carepages and will continue to keep all of you in our prayers. God Bless!!
 
Noelle Matchett (luvmybabers)
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 1:12 PM

To all the family, I extend my deepest sympathies. Dawnie, your faith has been so inspiring to many. I thank you for the priviledge of knowing you and praying for you and Bub. May the Lord hold you close as you move forward towards eternity with Bub.
 
Melissa Mottley (Snoopy)
Sunday April 19, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Thank you so much for sharing Bub's journey with me though MOPS. He and your family have touch my heart in ways I can not even begin to put into words. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
 
Stacey Parrent (beans&peanutsmommy)
Saturday April 18, 2009 at 11:46 PM

Dawnie, Kevin and kids I want to say thank you for sharing Bub with all of us on MOPS. My heart is breaking for you and I pray that the Lord brings comfort and peace to you all. Braeden is home in the Lord's loving arms and I cant wait to meet him one day. Superbub flys with the angels now forever watching over you all! (((HUGS)))