|Rev. George Joseph Burlew passed away at his home on December 13,1995. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on March 6, 1908. He began his ministry as a Lay Leader/Minister at a very small church in Wilber, Michigan in 1948. He then went on to full-time service in June of 1949 at Glennie/Omrran, to Owendale; Gagetown in 1953, Harrisville/Lincoln in 1955, Akron/Fairgrove in 1959, Morencie in 1961. In August 1962, while on vacation, he decided to transfer to the Louisiana Conference serving Melville-New Roads, in June 1964. He transferred to Lottie-Roaedale where he retired in 1973.
Through his years of ministry he built up the membership in all his churches and worked well with the youth. He was a great promoter of inter-religion cooperation among all the churches in all communities he served.
He and his wife, Louise, retired to Rockport, Texas, where they enjoyed doing home visits for the local church, teaching Sunday School, and filling in for the minister when needed. They enjoyed traveling and being rock hounds. After spending a couple of years in Michigan, they returned to Rockport for the last 14 years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgia, in 1958 and a grandson, Randy, in 1970. He is survived by his wife, Louise; a daughter, Donna; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 1996, p. 263, By Merton Kelly|