Cindy Burgess

Lucinda “Cindy” Johnson Burgess
March 17, 1960 – December 27, 2017

Cindy Burgess, 57, of Austin, formerly of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Austin. Graveside Life Tribute Services will begin at 11am, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Rest-Ever Memorial Park. A Memorial Service Honoring her life will be 11am, Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 Highway 290 West, Austin. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Crematory Center Bryan-College Station.

Cindy Burgess was born to her parents Lee Roy and Carolyn Lamberth Johnson on March 17, 1960 in Temple, Texas. Cindy was a talented young lady who enjoyed reading, playing the piano, and dancing. She enjoyed ballet and tap, and as an adult, square dancing and two stepping. Cindy loved and enjoyed her church family as she worshiped for a number of years as an active member of Oak Hill UMC in Austin, where she also served as the church secretary. She was a member of the Hand Bell Choir and various Bible Studies, sharing her faith with many. In both Bryan and Austin, she was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she enjoyed making a contribution to her local community. Cindy was blessed in life with the gift of her two children Michael and Victoria.

Her grandparents precede her in death.

Cindy is survived by her parents, Lee Roy and Carolyn Johnson; children Michael Burgess and his wife Kayleigh Dunna, Victoria Burgess and her fiancé Cody Esser; their father James Burgess; her brother Craig and wife Kathy Johnson; her nephew Christopher Johnson; and close family friends.

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  1. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. Our deepest condolences to Cindy’s entire family. Sending our love, prayers and hugs.

  2. The best cousin ever and the strongest person I have ever known. Her smile was infectious and her capacity to love never ending. Rest In Peace. Enjoy letting Mother talk your ears off and rock Zachary for me.
    I love you so

  3. Carolyn, Lee Roy and your entire family, you have my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry to learn of the death of your beautiful daughter. May time help heal your loss. In the meantime, I know that you must have many wonderful memories that will help during this hard time.

    *worked with Carolyn at TAMU in Fiscal Dept.

  4. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Johnson,
    I was very sadden to hear about Cindy’s passing. Her long battle brings to mind 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have faught the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith.”

  5. Dear Michael and Victoria,
    Your mom was so proud of you and is watching over you still. She was a close friend in high school and always cheerful. We would meet for lunch each time I returned to Bryan for a visit, and we would enjoy the many reunions over the years. Her life was a blessing to so many people.

  6. A wonderful friend that will truly be missed! Our hearts are sad at your passing but, at the same time, happy that you are in a better place, free from pain!

  7. I was so incredibly blessed to have such an amazing mother-in-law. I am sorry that we all didn’t have more time together. I am grateful you got to be a part of our wedding and that we got to spend Christmas together. You will be incredibly missed and just know that you are loved and remembered and are in our hearts.

  8. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Many can relate to what it feels like to be touched by death. What has helped my family to cope were scriptures such as John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:3,4; 1 Peter 5:7. Reading and thinking on these scriptures can help to bring you comfort and strength in the weeks and months to come. Knowing that our loving heavenly Father understands and cares about what you’re going through can be a real source of strength. May the God of comfort, comfort you as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one.

  9. Cindy was not only a treasured Beta Sigma Phi sister, she was always a sparkling star in all of our lives.

  10. My cousin Cindy always made me feel good. She had strength and met her challenges with grace and humility. She always had good things to say and I loved her smile. She has a special place in my heart and I will miss the love she gave to me.