“…When you left us today, you took our hearts with you; but the good news is…you took all of ours…with you…”

FriendshipMickey Burriss - 4-13-14 (Susan's Wedding)


Most men find friendship,

But, best friends, well…they’re few.

So, finding you… as a life-long friend,

Like all good things in life,

There with suddenness, God’s gift flew.


When you most need them,

God provides you a good friend,

To share life’s ups and downs,

Even a drink, or two.


We pondered life’s journey,

Even… the occasional detour…

Leaving… all of Life’s questions,

To those who knew…


Our personalities were well blended,

Our demeanor stayed fresh,

We wore our friendship in comfort,

Like a cold winter’s vest.


We sensed that special bond,

Early on, in our life.

Our friendship, though aged,

Grew like a fine cup of brew.


Fortunate, we were… how our families got along,

Caring, sharing…and family vacations…too.

All the while…just down the road…a mile, or twenty-two.

We stuck it out… as all good friends should,

As…Having you as my friend,

Was…well, like another brother…


When you left us today,

You left your heart behind…

Though…the good news is…

You took… all of ours…with you.


In memory of Mickey Burriss

February 25, 1937 – July 21, 2016

Our Bes’tis-Family-Friend… since 1954

By….Charles J.L. Brooks …7/22/16

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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