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Celebrating the life of
Cecil Burke Day, Jr.
April 12, 1954 - March 05, 2017
Former State Legislator
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm until 8:00pm - Tuesday, March 07, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Wednesday, March 08, 2017
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • 7375 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-354-0548
  • Interment
  • 1:00pm - Thursday, March 09, 2017
  • Arlington Memorial Park
  • 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NW (Map)
    Atlanta, Georgia 30328

  • 404-255-0750

I was a classmate of Burke at PHS and counted him among my friends. I just learned of his passing and was saddened to hear of it. I have over the years gotten reports on his status and accomplishments and was very pleased to hear of his many successes. I know he will be missed by those that have been close to him. I count it a blessing from God to have had the privilege of knowing him and other members of the Day family. On occasions when I have been able to visit Sharp Top I proudly tell of the having been friends and attending PHS and Dunwoody Baptist Church with Burke and Kathy. May God grant you peace in this time of loss knowing that Burke now is at rest with God and enjoying a healed body.

Stan McGuffin, Columbia, SC

Please accept my condolences for the loss of Mr. Day. May God help you to bear the burden of your grief during this difficult time. (Psalm 55:22) Warm Regards, Kay

K. Banks, Decatur, GA

To all of Burkes family, I offer my sincere sympathy and prayers. Burke is the only member of the Day family I did not know personally. I did know him through his families love and admiration for him. My heart goes out to Deen, Peyton, Clint, Parke and Kathy during this difficult time. May you all be comforted knowing that Burke is safe and alive in the arms of his Lord and Savior in heaven! I can see Cecil with open arms saying: Welcome Burke, welcome home.

joy and winfred bailey, Atlanta, Ga

So sorry to hear. He was a great guy with a great family.

Andy and Cina Smith, Mountain Rest, SC

Payton, Parke and family, we buried my mom on Wednesday in Chattanooga while you were doing the same with Burke. While sad, I'm certain you are celebrating, as we are, the fact that ZERO doubt exists about both of their salvation. They may well have entered the city gates side by side, and I would like to think that by now they have become friends. They were both others centered people and they shared a love for our Lord. Praise God for their victories and God Bless you all. Bob Worthington

Bob Worthington, Atlanta, Ga

A life that will always be remembered and honored. Love and prayers to Sally and family.

Kelley Lomonof (Ivey), Jefferson, GA

Expressing our sincere sympathy for your loss. Ray was always so fond of Cecil, Sr. and had so many stories about them in earlier years. Prayers for you today and months ahead, and keep those memories fresh in your hearts. Your family has been blessed by those who have gone on to be with their Heavenly Father. Our love, Sue Day and family

Sue Day (Ray), Morrow, GA

i am sorry for your loss Sally. Prayers for your family. May God surround you with comfort and a life of wonderful memories.

Shaun Alston Howard, Macon,

My condolences to the Day Family on the passing of your loved one. May Jehovah God grant you his peace while you await his promise at Revelation 21:4 to wipe out sickness, sorrow, pain and death. May fond memories of Cecil linger in your hearts and bring you peace in the days ahead. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrencevilld, GA

My condolences to Burke and all the family of the Day Family. I have been blessed Tru the years by the great Day Family! Thru FCA, golf tourneys, bible studies And the many fellowships I have had with members of the family, especially Peyton, Parke and Ms Deen! I am a better man, was a better coach, and a better Christian due to the influence of The Days! Love, Eddie

Coach Eddie Rains, Chamblee, Ga

I notice with sadness the passing of Burke. I have the memory of all of the boys coming to he drug store and climbing op the counterto seethe candy. I also remember how they were so embarased to have to ride to school in that RED truck. Burke was a Godley hero and I send my deepest sympathy to the Family Ellis Carlton

Ellis Carlton, Atlanta,, Ga

Mine and Carol's sincerest condolences to Deen and the family in the passing of Burke. May God hold all of you in His loving arms and bless you with many wonderful memories. Our Love, Mark and Carol Leavell (Grandson of Dessie and Willie Foster)

Mark Leavell, Kennesaw, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. May the lord keep you in the comfort of his arms. Keeping you all in my prayers.??

Tameika Moore-Younger , Savannah , GA

Dearest Deen, your son was a magnificent example of what a son can do to continue the legacy he was born into, what a testament to his strength of character. I pray for you and his wonderful family. He was a true Southern Gentleman and took his opportunities to make Georgia and all of the people he represented to make their lives better. I know how very proud you are having this wonderful man as your son. God bless and keep him unto him, Amen Sally Holcombe

Sally Holcombe , Vinings, Ga

I cried in practice when you sang Blessings. I felt your pain as you sang that song Sally. Now that song has come back into my mind as I am thinking and praying for you and your family. God bless and comfort you all. Fill your broken hearts with beautiful memories and remember there is a magnificent reunion to come. With deepest condolences..Kally

Kally Dooley & Jeff, Tybee Island, Ga

Burk was a true gentleman during the time I served with him in the State House. He showed rather than talked about his love for Jesus. He will be missed. God Bless his memory. Al & Olivia Williams

Al&Olivia Williams, Midway, Ga

A life well lived is to be celebrated. We send you our deepest condolences, because it is hard to lose a loved one. With best wishes, Jenny Cruse-Sanders

Jenny Cruse Sanders, Atlanta, GA

To the Burke Day family: We are very saddened of the news of Burke's passing. His greatest gift was his love for his family. We are thankful to be blessed with the time spent with Burke and Sally at the Capitol. We are praying for God to give you strength and comfort. Love, Hope and Mike Coan

Hope and Mike Coan, Lawrenceville, GA

Rusty and I are so sorry for you an y'all's three sons. May God hold you in His precious hands and help you with this healing of your loss??

Black, Tybee Island, Ga

I had the great honor of going to Peachtree with Day family. May you RIP Burke Day.

Patti (Scott) Glenton, Cumming, Ga

Burke's sense of humor and depth of soul will stay with me forever. Blessings of peace to Sally, Brandon, Jonathan and Daniel and all who love Burke. With my love, Rhoda

Rhoda Donnelly, Tampa, FL

My condolences to the entire Day family. Many memories from our younger days in Dunwoody GA. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Darlene Jordon Alberson, Cumming, GA

Dear Sally and family, my love and deep sympathy to each of you. Dear Lord, keep the Day Family in yournder, loving care. Amen!

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I served with Burke in the Legislature. He was my chairman on Public Safety for 6 years. He was always very encouraging to me as I'm sure he was with his family. Condolences to all of you. He was loved and will be missed....

Billy Horne, Sharpsburg, GA

Prayers to the Day families. God bless you Sally for always being there with and for your husband. Even being his 'Girl Friday' when he served in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Regina Thomas, Savannah, GA

We celebrate the life of Burke Day and our prayers go out to his family - an authentic difference makers - day by day. This family has blessed our life, ministry, family and today we know that the joy of heaven can overtake the sorrow of earth. Burke lived his faith and set the example of integrity in life and work. Our prayers are with the entire Day family - well done Burke - a faithful servant.

Greg and Pam Smith, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the Day family. At Isaiah 33:24 Jehovah promises to do away with sickness forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your famiy during this difficult time. For more information please visit www.jw.org.

LG, Savannah, GA

Burke, I will always cherish the times we spent with you, Sally and the boys at Tybee. Working on computers and having an online presence before the internet. The meals we shared over the holidays were very special to the both of us. I will never forget my response when you asked my opinion on your running for office " Go for it ". May you rest easy now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally and the boys.

Craig & Michelle Gagner, N Oxford , MA

His good nature filtered down through all that knew and loved him. He will be missed

Earl Yerby, Apex, Nc

Dear Heavenly Father, Please Bless the Day family with Your Holy Spirit. Be with them Father God as they morn the loss of their Burke. Father God, Please accept our good friend Burke Day into Your loving arms. Allow Burke's family and friends to bid farewell with smiles on their faces as he comes home to You. We ask for all of these Blessing in Christ's Name. Amen. We will all miss Burke. And truly appreciate his success in sponsoring and passing the Stevens / Day Bill for Homestead Exemption. This allows so many people and families to have more disposable income, to render unto God what is God's, and have income left over to have a roof over their heads. Burke's ability to find the best in people with loving humor will truly be missed. God Bless, and all the best to the Day Family,

Thomas & Katherine Owens, Savannah, GA

Kathie and Family, We are so saddened by the passing of Burke. We know that it has been a difficult journey and pray that the good Lord gives your peace and strength during this time.

Gary and Kat Tice, Tucker, Ga

He was a good friend and I will miss him. I am so sorry for his loss.

James G. Burke, Tybee Island, Gs

Sally and family, our thoughts & prayers are with you for peace & comfort. Burke will always be remembered for his kindness and being a man of God. He will continue to watch over you all but now from his Fathers right side.

Denise Winn, Tybee Island, GA

Deen, I cannot imagine the depth of losing your eldest. Burke was incredibly accomplished, giving & deeply loved, despite great challenges. His spirit and his life sounds like such a wonderful tribute to you. Prayers for the entire family. With heartfelt sympathy, Maidee

Maidee Spencer , Atlanta , Ga

Kathie, Bill and I are holding you and your family in our hearts. We are so sorry for the loss of your brother, Burke. May you and yours be held in a shelter of peace and comfort as you navigate the coming days.

Selene McCarthy and William Ellis, Snellville, Ga.

Burke, You will be missed. An extraordinary man.

Dot Padgett, Douglasville , Ga

We have so many great memories of fun with the Day Boys (Burke included) at the beach, in the neighborhood and at montessori school. May your happy memories carry you through this time of sorrow.

Dale & Connie Allen, Hiawassee, GA

My deepest condolences to the Day family for the loss of your loved one. God is the God of all comfort and promises us this comfort at 2 Cor 1:3, 4. In the days to come may the memories of your loved one bring smiles to your face and a light to your hearts.

, ,

Heartbroken to hear of Burke's passing. He was a wonderful man, a great friend to us both. Though we have only had long distance contact since we moved away, we have always kept him, Sally, and the boys close in our thoughts and hearts. We will miss him terribly. Prayers sent out for the family.

Craig and Michelle Gagner, North Oxford, MA

Kathie and Family, I am so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Burke. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time of grief. Please give love and prayers to your mom. My heart is filled with sadness. Much love, Candi Satterfield Smith

Candi Satterfield Smith, Duluth, GA

Savannah has lost a truly godly, selfless, honest, prolife, amazing member of our local family. He is one of the most outstanding, upright, trustworthy politicians i have had the opportunity to work with in 28 years of prolife work. He loved the unborn and their mothers as well as all humanity. Sally, our hearts are breaking for you and your children and you all are in our prayers.

Fred & Debbie Blackburn, Savannah,

So sorry for your loss, but so happy we know where he now is, absent from the body, present with The Lord.

Sue and Parks Houser, Dunwoody, GA

So kind family, i had just a wonderful year back when i was exchange student 1996, I am honorable to meet them, never forget any of this family members,spesialy mrs sally,and mr burke. Whish them a lovely & sucsesful life ever, hope to see them again

ABdelrazik asem, Alexandria, egypt

Very good man, will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

Michael Kozlosky, Snellville, GA

We've known Burke for over 30 years. He was brilliant, funny, a true Tybee character, and courageous of heart and spirit. He walks with the Good Lord and sings with the angels today.

Terri (Brown) and Mike Patillo, Tybee & Savannah, GA

Cecil Burke Day, Jr. went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017 after a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy and complications from a stroke.  Born April 12, 1954 in Jacksonville, N.C. to Cecil Burke Day, Sr. and Marian Uldine (Deen) Smith, he was the eldest of 5 children. His father Cecil will be waiting for him at heaven’s gate along with son Thomas, and grandparents Kathaleen Lassiter & Albert Martin Smith II, and Kathleen Burke & Rev. Lon L. Day, Sr.

Those who knew Burke loved his wit and mischievous sense of humor. Although diagnosed with a rare muscle disease that would take away his ability to walk, he didn’t let that keep him from enjoying life to the fullest. He was a great friend with a generous heart, always willing to help when he saw a need. Baptized at a young age, Burke loved the Lord and dedicated his life to serving Him. He grew up in Dunwoody Baptist Church and would marry his “girlfriend” Sally there.

His father brought him into the family business after high school and Burke learned the motel business from the ground up, helping to dig the foundation of the first Days Inn on Tybee Island. Those years of working by his father’s side gave Burke a keen sense of how to treat others in business and life. His dad would always say, “It’s not a good deal unless it’s a good deal for both parties.” Burke would later go on to author the book, Day by Day, telling the story of his late father’s success in the hospitality industry.

Burke met his high school sweetheart Sally at Peachtree High in Dunwoody and later they would marry and start a family. They welcomed three sons in short order: Brandon, Jonathan and Daniel. Whether it involved a weekend getaway with Sally or a one-on-one trip with a son, Burke always made it a priority to spend quality time with his family. When grandchildren came along, he relished his role as Poppa. He will be remembered as a great husband, father and grandfather.

Burke always told Sally that while he didn’t know what was in their future, he assured her it would never be boring. And he was right! He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. He began building homes in Atlanta and then Tybee Island, where the family would move in 1991. Burke and Sally joined Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church and settled into a slower pace of life.

But, God had other plans. On a dare, he ran for city council on Tybee and won, always joking that he wanted a recount! He served two terms before accepting another challenge - this time to run for the State House. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1994 and served 16 years before his retirement in 2010.

During his tenure in the Georgia House, Burke served on the Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Veterans Affairs committees, as well as serving 16 years on the Public Safety & Homeland Security committee where he served as chairman the last 5 years. He was exceptionally gifted and adept at dealing with people and understanding the workings of government. In 2007, he was honored to participate in The International Conference on Counter-terrorism in Israel.  The Stephens-Day Homestead exemption was just one of many pieces of legislation authored by Burke. He was blessed by the many friends he made while in office. He retired from public office in 2010 with no regrets, having done the work the Lord had called him to do.

Not content to sit idly by after his retirement from the House of Representatives, Burke became POST certified serving the State of Georgia as a Chaplain for law enforcement officers and their families. The City of Tybee Island honored Burke with the dedication of the Burke Day Public Safety Building in 2015.

Burke was loved by wife Sally; sons Brandon (Andrea), Jonathan (Nikki), and Daniel (Franca); grandchildren Madison and Dean; mother Deen Day Sanders (Jim); siblings Kathie, Clint, Peyton (Vicky) and Parke (Forrest); aunt Carole Smith, uncle Albert Smith (Maryjane); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Our lives were blessed and enriched by his devotion to family and love for others.

The family would like to thank caregivers Desiree Blakemore and Lakeisha Davis, Hospice Savannah and the ongoing support of their church family at Chapel by the Sea. Remembrances may be made to the Burke Day Chaplaincy Fund at Chapel by the Sea, PO Box 235, Tybee Island, GA.31328 or Hospice Savannah.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The funeral service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 7375 Hodgson Memorial Drive on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Dr. David Laughner.

Interment will be at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, GA. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a family reception from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Bellmere, Duluth, GA.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Tim.4:7

 

 

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GUEST BOOK

I was a classmate of Burke at PHS and counted him among my friends. I just learned of his passing and was saddened to hear of it. I have over the years gotten reports on his status and accomplishments and was very pleased to hear of his many successes. I know he will be missed by those that have been close to him. I count it a blessing from God to have had the privilege of knowing him and other members of the Day family. On occasions when I have been able to visit Sharp Top I proudly tell of the having been friends and attending PHS and Dunwoody Baptist Church with Burke and Kathy. May God grant you peace in this time of loss knowing that Burke now is at rest with God and enjoying a healed body.

Stan McGuffin, Columbia, SC

Please accept my condolences for the loss of Mr. Day. May God help you to bear the burden of your grief during this difficult time. (Psalm 55:22) Warm Regards, Kay

K. Banks, Decatur, GA

Candle tribute lit by Trish Graves — Georgia

To all of Burkes family, I offer my sincere sympathy and prayers. Burke is the only member of the Day family I did not know personally. I did know him through his families love and admiration for him. My heart goes out to Deen, Peyton, Clint, Parke and Kathy during this difficult time. May you all be comforted knowing that Burke is safe and alive in the arms of his Lord and Savior in heaven! I can see Cecil with open arms saying: Welcome Burke, welcome home.

joy and winfred bailey, Atlanta, Ga

So sorry to hear. He was a great guy with a great family.

Andy and Cina Smith, Mountain Rest, SC

Payton, Parke and family, we buried my mom on Wednesday in Chattanooga while you were doing the same with Burke. While sad, I'm certain you are celebrating, as we are, the fact that ZERO doubt exists about both of their salvation. They may well have entered the city gates side by side, and I would like to think that by now they have become friends. They were both others centered people and they shared a love for our Lord. Praise God for their victories and God Bless you all. Bob Worthington

Bob Worthington, Atlanta, Ga

A life that will always be remembered and honored. Love and prayers to Sally and family.

Kelley Lomonof (Ivey), Jefferson, GA

Candle tribute lit by Wilma Coney — North Carolina

Expressing our sincere sympathy for your loss. Ray was always so fond of Cecil, Sr. and had so many stories about them in earlier years. Prayers for you today and months ahead, and keep those memories fresh in your hearts. Your family has been blessed by those who have gone on to be with their Heavenly Father. Our love, Sue Day and family

Sue Day (Ray), Morrow, GA

Candle tribute lit by FAYE WATSON BRIDGES — Georgia

i am sorry for your loss Sally. Prayers for your family. May God surround you with comfort and a life of wonderful memories.

Shaun Alston Howard, Macon,

My condolences to the Day Family on the passing of your loved one. May Jehovah God grant you his peace while you await his promise at Revelation 21:4 to wipe out sickness, sorrow, pain and death. May fond memories of Cecil linger in your hearts and bring you peace in the days ahead. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrencevilld, GA

Candle tribute lit by Harris Family — Florida

My condolences to Burke and all the family of the Day Family. I have been blessed Tru the years by the great Day Family! Thru FCA, golf tourneys, bible studies And the many fellowships I have had with members of the family, especially Peyton, Parke and Ms Deen! I am a better man, was a better coach, and a better Christian due to the influence of The Days! Love, Eddie

Coach Eddie Rains, Chamblee, Ga

I notice with sadness the passing of Burke. I have the memory of all of the boys coming to he drug store and climbing op the counterto seethe candy. I also remember how they were so embarased to have to ride to school in that RED truck. Burke was a Godley hero and I send my deepest sympathy to the Family Ellis Carlton

Ellis Carlton, Atlanta,, Ga

Mine and Carol's sincerest condolences to Deen and the family in the passing of Burke. May God hold all of you in His loving arms and bless you with many wonderful memories. Our Love, Mark and Carol Leavell (Grandson of Dessie and Willie Foster)

Mark Leavell, Kennesaw, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. May the lord keep you in the comfort of his arms. Keeping you all in my prayers.??

Tameika Moore-Younger , Savannah , GA

Candle tribute lit by John & Jean Capozzi — Georgia

Dearest Deen, your son was a magnificent example of what a son can do to continue the legacy he was born into, what a testament to his strength of character. I pray for you and his wonderful family. He was a true Southern Gentleman and took his opportunities to make Georgia and all of the people he represented to make their lives better. I know how very proud you are having this wonderful man as your son. God bless and keep him unto him, Amen Sally Holcombe

Sally Holcombe , Vinings, Ga

I cried in practice when you sang Blessings. I felt your pain as you sang that song Sally. Now that song has come back into my mind as I am thinking and praying for you and your family. God bless and comfort you all. Fill your broken hearts with beautiful memories and remember there is a magnificent reunion to come. With deepest condolences..Kally

Kally Dooley & Jeff, Tybee Island, Ga

Burk was a true gentleman during the time I served with him in the State House. He showed rather than talked about his love for Jesus. He will be missed. God Bless his memory. Al & Olivia Williams

Al&Olivia Williams, Midway, Ga

A life well lived is to be celebrated. We send you our deepest condolences, because it is hard to lose a loved one. With best wishes, Jenny Cruse-Sanders

Jenny Cruse Sanders, Atlanta, GA

To the Burke Day family: We are very saddened of the news of Burke's passing. His greatest gift was his love for his family. We are thankful to be blessed with the time spent with Burke and Sally at the Capitol. We are praying for God to give you strength and comfort. Love, Hope and Mike Coan

Hope and Mike Coan, Lawrenceville, GA

Rusty and I are so sorry for you an y'all's three sons. May God hold you in His precious hands and help you with this healing of your loss??

Black, Tybee Island, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Dawn and Vickie Colson — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Lee Dunn — Georgia

I had the great honor of going to Peachtree with Day family. May you RIP Burke Day.

Patti (Scott) Glenton, Cumming, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Rhoda Donnelly — Florida

Burke's sense of humor and depth of soul will stay with me forever. Blessings of peace to Sally, Brandon, Jonathan and Daniel and all who love Burke. With my love, Rhoda

Rhoda Donnelly, Tampa, FL

My condolences to the entire Day family. Many memories from our younger days in Dunwoody GA. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Darlene Jordon Alberson, Cumming, GA

Candle tribute lit by L — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by L — Georgia

Dear Sally and family, my love and deep sympathy to each of you. Dear Lord, keep the Day Family in yournder, loving care. Amen!

, ,

I served with Burke in the Legislature. He was my chairman on Public Safety for 6 years. He was always very encouraging to me as I'm sure he was with his family. Condolences to all of you. He was loved and will be missed....

Billy Horne, Sharpsburg, GA

Candle tribute lit by Gary Sherron — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Tom Frisbie — Georgia

Prayers to the Day families. God bless you Sally for always being there with and for your husband. Even being his 'Girl Friday' when he served in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Regina Thomas, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Devin Krauss — Florida

We celebrate the life of Burke Day and our prayers go out to his family - an authentic difference makers - day by day. This family has blessed our life, ministry, family and today we know that the joy of heaven can overtake the sorrow of earth. Burke lived his faith and set the example of integrity in life and work. Our prayers are with the entire Day family - well done Burke - a faithful servant.

Greg and Pam Smith, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the Day family. At Isaiah 33:24 Jehovah promises to do away with sickness forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your famiy during this difficult time. For more information please visit www.jw.org.

LG, Savannah, GA

Burke, I will always cherish the times we spent with you, Sally and the boys at Tybee. Working on computers and having an online presence before the internet. The meals we shared over the holidays were very special to the both of us. I will never forget my response when you asked my opinion on your running for office " Go for it ". May you rest easy now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally and the boys.

Craig & Michelle Gagner, N Oxford , MA

His good nature filtered down through all that knew and loved him. He will be missed

Earl Yerby, Apex, Nc

Dear Heavenly Father, Please Bless the Day family with Your Holy Spirit. Be with them Father God as they morn the loss of their Burke. Father God, Please accept our good friend Burke Day into Your loving arms. Allow Burke's family and friends to bid farewell with smiles on their faces as he comes home to You. We ask for all of these Blessing in Christ's Name. Amen. We will all miss Burke. And truly appreciate his success in sponsoring and passing the Stevens / Day Bill for Homestead Exemption. This allows so many people and families to have more disposable income, to render unto God what is God's, and have income left over to have a roof over their heads. Burke's ability to find the best in people with loving humor will truly be missed. God Bless, and all the best to the Day Family,

Thomas & Katherine Owens, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Matthew and Katie mahany — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Louwana Underwood Horne — Georgia

Kathie and Family, We are so saddened by the passing of Burke. We know that it has been a difficult journey and pray that the good Lord gives your peace and strength during this time.

Gary and Kat Tice, Tucker, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Caroline Smith Cannady — Georgia

He was a good friend and I will miss him. I am so sorry for his loss.

James G. Burke, Tybee Island, Gs

Sally and family, our thoughts & prayers are with you for peace & comfort. Burke will always be remembered for his kindness and being a man of God. He will continue to watch over you all but now from his Fathers right side.

Denise Winn, Tybee Island, GA

Deen, I cannot imagine the depth of losing your eldest. Burke was incredibly accomplished, giving & deeply loved, despite great challenges. His spirit and his life sounds like such a wonderful tribute to you. Prayers for the entire family. With heartfelt sympathy, Maidee

Maidee Spencer , Atlanta , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Maidee Spencer — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jack & Nancy Boylston — Georgia

Kathie, Bill and I are holding you and your family in our hearts. We are so sorry for the loss of your brother, Burke. May you and yours be held in a shelter of peace and comfort as you navigate the coming days.

Selene McCarthy and William Ellis, Snellville, Ga.

Burke, You will be missed. An extraordinary man.

Dot Padgett, Douglasville , Ga

We have so many great memories of fun with the Day Boys (Burke included) at the beach, in the neighborhood and at montessori school. May your happy memories carry you through this time of sorrow.

Dale & Connie Allen, Hiawassee, GA

My deepest condolences to the Day family for the loss of your loved one. God is the God of all comfort and promises us this comfort at 2 Cor 1:3, 4. In the days to come may the memories of your loved one bring smiles to your face and a light to your hearts.

, ,

Heartbroken to hear of Burke's passing. He was a wonderful man, a great friend to us both. Though we have only had long distance contact since we moved away, we have always kept him, Sally, and the boys close in our thoughts and hearts. We will miss him terribly. Prayers sent out for the family.

Craig and Michelle Gagner, North Oxford, MA

Kathie and Family, I am so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Burke. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time of grief. Please give love and prayers to your mom. My heart is filled with sadness. Much love, Candi Satterfield Smith

Candi Satterfield Smith, Duluth, GA

Savannah has lost a truly godly, selfless, honest, prolife, amazing member of our local family. He is one of the most outstanding, upright, trustworthy politicians i have had the opportunity to work with in 28 years of prolife work. He loved the unborn and their mothers as well as all humanity. Sally, our hearts are breaking for you and your children and you all are in our prayers.

Fred & Debbie Blackburn, Savannah,

So sorry for your loss, but so happy we know where he now is, absent from the body, present with The Lord.

Sue and Parks Houser, Dunwoody, GA

So kind family, i had just a wonderful year back when i was exchange student 1996, I am honorable to meet them, never forget any of this family members,spesialy mrs sally,and mr burke. Whish them a lovely & sucsesful life ever, hope to see them again

ABdelrazik asem, Alexandria, egypt

Candle tribute lit by June — Georgia

Very good man, will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

Michael Kozlosky, Snellville, GA

We've known Burke for over 30 years. He was brilliant, funny, a true Tybee character, and courageous of heart and spirit. He walks with the Good Lord and sings with the angels today.

Terri (Brown) and Mike Patillo, Tybee & Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Terri Brown Patillo — Georgia


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