|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1990, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2011|
Jeffrey, 20, of Nashville, passed away unexpectedly Monday. Jeffrey was the son of Timothy and Kari (Coon) Burd.
As a child he was an accomplished outdoorsman, playing in the dirt til dusk, and football in the yard with his brothers. He was raised in Carrizozo, NM and Nashville, MI attending local schools, graduating from Maple Valley High School in 2009. Jeff continued his education by attending Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids on an athletic scholarship where he was a member of the track and field team. He also attended Olivet College.
Jeff was an outstanding athlete from a very early age playing soccer, baseball, and football in elementary and then Jr. High. He was an exceptional high school athlete at Maple Valley High School where he participated in Basketball, Football, Track & Field, and Baseball. Jeff still holds several track & field school records at Maple Valley. Jeff also enjoyed playing a casual pick-up game of basketball, writing, and gaming with his family and friends.
Jeffrey's one comfort in life was his love for his family and his God. Jeffrey was a born again Christian whose faith in his Savior helped him overcome many tragedies at a young age. his one wish was to lead others to his faith in Christ striving even until his passing to be a witness for others.
This summer Jeff had planned to give his summer in ministry working with in New Orleans with Pressing On Basketball Ministries, which provides Christian outreach for inner city youth through the game of basketball.
Jeffrey is survived by his faithful, unwaivering parents Tim and Kari Burd, five sisters, Kayla Martin-Burd, Lacey (Benjamin ) Aronin, Tierney (Jacob) Riddle, Timara Burd, Katie-Grace Burd, three brothers, Joshua Burd, Arden Burd, James Burd, his beloved grandparents Arden and Virginia Burd, Gregory and Marilyn Coon, several aunts, uncles, nephew Caleb, cousins, special cousins Cody and Makenzi Leinhart and numerous friends.
Funeral Services were held at The Nashville Baptist Church, Nashville, MI, on Friday, March 25th, with Pastor Matt Rohde officiating. Burial followed in Wilcox Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions can be made to Pressing On Basketball Ministries. New Orleans, LA.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville.
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Mar 23, 2011
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