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  1. Michelle R

    It is hard to believe that the good Lord saw fit to call you home, you will be terribly miss by your loved ones. I always remember you saying Den is your queen, I know you loved her dearly and your boys were your pride and joy. I know you will continue to look out for them and don’t you worry my friend we will continue to love them and comfort them on your behalf. Your good work here on earth will be rewarded. Rest easy my friend, rest in paradise , you will live on in our hearts ♥️
    Michelle R

  2. Cassandra Naylor

    To the Burke and DaCosta families, my deepest condolences to you all. Odel (Tony) was definitely the life of the party and also an encourager. Some sweet day, I hope to see him and many of my love ones when our God open the gates of heaven.

  3. Katherine Alonso

    Wishing Odel eternal peace and prayers of strength for his beautiful family to endure without him.
    I had the pleasure of working with Odel in Cpc and he he always had a smile on his face and kind words to say.

  4. Janice Nacht

    What a beautiful tribute today . Everyone captured your personality . I treasured hearing everyone’s stories . Much love my friend . Steven Janice , Benny and Matthew Nacht

  5. Arlene Brathwaite Aguidji

    To the Burke family may God keep you safe Odel has gained his wings and is now looking down on his family from above

  6. Pastor Trevor Forbes

    Dear Mrs. Odel Burke and family, it is with deep sorry that my wife and I send condolences. I have not seen Odel for a long time, but he and his family was always present on my mind. I look forward to that great resurrection day to see him again. In the meanwhile, I pray that his family will continue to live the legacy he has left behind. May God comfort all, and may you know that He cares when one of His children suffers or die. Keep your close to the Lord.

  7. Sis Cupid

    This is Sister Rachael Cupid
    Heartfelt condolences to sister Joyce my fellow prayer warrior and sister in Christ. Cheryl and Cherise
    May God continue to comfort you .

  8. Lisa Bucknor

    Our deepest condolences to his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Kenroy Bucknor and family

  9. Camille Britto

    It’s so funny, we didn’t understand each other after we greet one another with a hi and a smile.You always say I spoke to fast and I will say it rite back at you….my condolences goes out to your family, May you rest in eternal peace ?????????

  10. Sabelia Bennie Watson

    God is the giver of life and it is my belief that sometimes he opts to take the good ones ahead of the rest of us. So though its hard to accept that Tony is no longer living in the flesh among the rest of us sinners, I take comfort knowing that my brother, my friend, my coach, my sage, will be eternally there. Tony will be in the Lord’s house, watching over all of us. So I will not grieve, instead I choose to pray for Denise, Jason and Javion. I pray also for Mama Joyce as God gives her the strength to cope with the earthly departure of her ‘stalker’ son. I pray for Michelle who has been a tower of strength for the family. I pray for Molly, Michael and Sharrise, because I know who Tony was for each of you. Tony loved life, he lived in God’s peace, he shared God’s grace, and I will forever share my wonderful memories of Odel "Tony" Burke…forever in my heart.

  11. Annette

    Prayers for the Burke family during this most difficult time. My God’s love and strength be with all of you.

  12. Sandra Matthews

    I will miss his smile, his gentle nature, and his big heart.
    Tony was such a great guy!
    He will live on in the great work he’s done, especially with the children and youth.
    Love you, Dinky!

  13. siomara rivera

    My deepest condolences to the Burke Family. Odel was such a wonderful Gentleman may he rest in peace.

  14. bijuphilip

    my heartfelt condolences to his family.You are always remembered in our heart.

  15. Yolande

    Praying for all of you Burke family in the loss of Tony. May you find comfort in the Lord, may your precious memories of time spent together bring laughter and remembrance of the love you all shared. In that glorious getting up morning when the Lord returns may you all be reunited with Tony. Hallelujah.

  16. Bernadette Parker

    He will be missed by many. I enjoyed working with him at Creedmoor. Prays to his family

  17. Jerry Dean

    Love you brother,……Rest In Peace

  18. Joan

    An Ode to Odel
    by Joan Burke-White

    Odel fondly called Tony. Known by many names but to me you are Tony, my brother.
    First time I met you I was inspired by your presence, strength, solitude and freedom. You excelled in solitude. Your true self evident in companionships.
    Your drive and determination to succeed was noticeably, not only for yourself but family and acquaintances. Over the years you matured, loved, married, fathered, protected, and cared unselfishly.
    Whether near or far, you took the time to find out the progress we were making. Advising and encouraging on steps to take in an effort to achieve more.
    Tony, the calls will cease, the messages too, no more warm smiles, no laughter, no more stories, and no Brother Tony.
    But there is hope…
    Your journey here on earth has ended. Sleep on. Rest for now. The trumpet will sound. We will see you in the rising.

    Sadly missed but your memories live on. Take heart Family and find courage from the Comforter to guide us through the dark.

  19. Marva & George

    Our condolence to the Burke family.
    George & Marva

  20. Caroline Poplawski

    Deeply saddened over Odel’s passing. A wonderful friend and great guy to travel to the boy’s sports events with. May he Rest In Peace.

  21. Jeannette Charlet

    My deepest condolences to the Burke family

  22. Schnurr Family

    Our deepest condolences to Odel’s family and friends. He was a very nice and friendly man and full of energy.

  23. Andrew wilson

    My deepest condolences to Odel’s family and friends. I’ve known Odel since high school and cannot think of a kinder person. I had the pleasure of coaching with Odel over the last few years and admired his patience and enjoyment of life. I will miss you.

  24. Derrick Lightner

    My condolences go out to the Burke family. May the One Most High wipe away all your tears.

  25. Sheíla RD

    “ For this life’s long night of sadness
    He will give us peace and gladness.
    Soul, remember, in your pains,
    God over all forever reigns.”

    My deepest condolences goes out to the family & friends of Odel. May God embrace you all through this painful & sorrowful time. Look to Our Father when you’re weak, He’ll be your strength. When you are sad, He will be your joy. He will be your all in all if you allow Him to. Peace & love to you all. Will remember you all in my thoughts & prayers as we mourn together. Romans 12:15

  26. Ann

    My condolences go to the family. From the Campbells family Tayla Byron and Anne-Marie

  27. Ann Marie

    My condolence go to the family

  28. Patricia Wells

    My condolences to the family
    The wellls family

  29. Carol and Robert Whitehorn

    We are saddened by Tony’s passing and remembered him as a devout Christian who has touched the lives of many people.
    Tony had a calm spirit, he was well-mannered and very passionate about his soccer game.

    Long-time friend and teammate of my husband Robert, occasionally I would attend the games and I saw Tony playing and he was like a “Mack-truck”. Tony was very solid in stature.

    Robert shared that during a soccer game an opponent who is Jamaican collided with him and knocked him to the ground. The opponent then jeered Robert that he’s not eating enough green bananas or yam. Robert shared with Tony what the opponent said to him.
    Later, in the game the same opponent collided with Tony, the opponent fell flat on his back and was delirious for a few seconds. During his state of delirium, the opponent asked “a wah dat”. I am sure that the opponent thought that he was going to run through Tony.

    Subsequently, it became known that If an opponent’s intention was to collide with Tony during the soccer game, they better be prepared for the consequence because the law of physics will not be on their side.

    Odel, Tony, Dinky, our friend you will be missed.
    Sleep in Peace my brother.

    Robert and I know that to lose a loved one is really a heart-wrenching feeling, but we know it’s even more heart wrenching for your wife, your children, your parents and siblings.

    May God give your family peace, courage and strength during this difficult time.

  30. Michael Benjamin

    Odel was a great friend and coworker. We shared the same office for many years, And exchanged proud moments about our sons. We managed the challenges of the job together, and broke tensions with plenty of love and laughter. It’s wonderful to hear that he loved Jesus, and to see his picture at baptism. Looking forward to see my brother again in glory. In the meantime may the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) be with you.
    We love you, and we’re praying for you.
    Sincerely, Michael Benjamin, and family.

  31. Jean & Frain

    The Burke’s family has been apart of my family for the past 9 years. This is a family who is always there for us, especially Tony. I can remember when my husband was ill and underwent surgery, Tony was like a big brother to me. Always checking up on us and helping us through our hardest moments. Dinkey as he was affectionately called will be missed by us all. May God give his family the strength to go on knowing that Dinkey is only asleep with Christ. May his soul rest in peace. To Denise and the boys hold onto God’s unchanging hands and he will lead you through.

  32. Deydamia Fernandez

    Odel, I am so grateful that I got to work with you at Creedmoor. You became a good friend. You kept me calm during the toughest moments and always helped me to look at life through a different lens. That smile always lit up the room. I will try my best to remember the things you taught me. My love and prayers to your family. Goodbye, my friend.

  33. Michael Mitchell

    To the Burke Family….i understand your pain, confusion and suffering at the sudden and unpredictable loss of a great husband, Father and friend to so many. It is so difficult to understand but nothing can take away the many memories you all had together or the positive influence and lasting impact Odel’s parenting had on Jevon snd Jason. This will live on for generations . Coaching basketball together for many years i witnessed Odel’s calm demenor with the boys and setting a great example of proper behavior. I have no doubt that Jevon and Jason will grow to be great men just like their Father. We will all see one another again….just as Jesus promised. Godspeed my friend and i know you will live in your familes hearts forever ?

  34. Louis R Soto Jr

    God bless Odel it was a great honor to know and coach with him.
    The most honorable, kind,and dearest friend. My deepest condolences to his family!!!

  35. Beryl Stewart

    Sending our love and condolences to the Burke family. We are praying that the family find comfort and peace of mind during this difficult time. -The Stewart Family (Marvin, Beryl & Jessica)

  36. Gail Brightley

    My deepens condolences to you all. I will pray that the lord keeps you strong. I know you’ll see him again in heaven.

    Love cousin Gail


    My deepest condolences to The Burke Family. Odel was one of the nicest people whom I’ve ever attended school with. We grew up in the same neighborhood. He was always smiling. He will Truly be missed. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again“.

  38. Uda McKenzie

    My heartfelt condolences to you and family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. My last time seeing “Dinky” was at Kevin’s 50th B/Day. He was full of life and awesome on the dance floor. While I can’t say you’ll get over it, I know with support of friends, family and well wishers, you’ll get through it.

  39. Peggy Joseph

    Sending my sincere condolences to Mr Burke’s Family. I worked with him at Creedmoor, Odell was always a very nice and sincere person. He will be missed.

  40. Shaketa Mijangos

    Dearest members of the Burke family. May God hold your hands and heart to him in ways that he will comfort you. O’Del always had a smile ? and kind words when we spoke. He will be missed by our basketball ? teammates/colleagues at CPC. Sleep in Peace king amongst all the best kings in heaven. Look down on your family and kiss them with all your love from above and get them through this time. Amen!! Love Shaketa

  41. Angela Tintin Logan

    I have not seen Tony, his mom and sisters for years, but I heard that he developed into the adult version of what I saw In him as a boy, kind, gentle, respectful, pleasant and having a big bright smile.
    We do not know why your days here with your family were shortened but we give thanks for the years that you lived; and we look forward to the kingdom of Yehovah, where there will be no more death. Lots of love to his family.
    Angela Tintin Logan

  42. Julene Manderson-Clarke

    My deepest condolences to the Burke family.Tony was a kind hearted, jovial and caring person. I pray that God will give Denise, Javon and Jason peace knowing that one day you will see him again RIP Tony

  43. Regina Belle

    My Condolences go out to you and your family. I only knew Odel for a few years when he came to work at Pilgrim he was one of the most down to earth brothers I knew he became my job brother and we checked on each from day to day making sure that one another made doctors appointments. Thursday before he passed that was our last conversation. May God give your wife and kids the strength and love that they will need. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

  44. Cecelia Baptiste

    My prayers and condolences to the Burke family I didn’t know Odel but thru my best friend his sister Nicole(Sanchia) he was a loving caring sweet spirited person

  45. Carolyn Collins

    My deepest condolences to our family as they traverse this sad journey together. I pray That God will give you the strength, to be of love and support to family, Odel’s dear wife Denise and Jason and Javon dear Jesus bring peace and comfort as only you can, Lord lift them up and carry them Lord in Jesus name Amen ! Until then dear Bro. Odel on that great resurrection morning, see you all there, family be faithful Until death! Blessings !

  46. Ceciliaoglesby

    My sincere condolences to the family he was the nicest man and a pleasure to work with, Sleep in Peace.?

  47. Janett Jarrett

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort that God is with you during this difficult time and one day we will Tony again on that great resurrection day.

  48. Heather Waugh-Gordon

    The shock of Tony’s passing makes this even more sad to all of us but memories will last forever. May his soul rest in peace.

  49. Charmaine Duncan

    My sincere condolences on the lost of your husband Sis. I recall beautiful conversations with you many years ago about him and your journey. My heart is overwhelmed for you. May God give you and the children all the strength to deal with the hesrtbreak. May he wrap his hands around you all and comfort you all. Love Charmaine ?

  50. Cassie

    I remember Tony as a very jovial, down to earth man. There’s never a dull moment with him. He was also very caring. Our last conversation was him checking on how I was doing in the pandemic. Tony may not have walked around preaching sermons, but he lived his life showing love, compassion and treating others how Jesus would and that’s better than any sermon from a pulpit. May we all live to meet him where we will never part again. To his family I pray that God will give you the strength for each day as you go through this very difficult time.

  51. Winsome Douglas

    God will take care of you Toney.You are always that ray of hope , the center of everyone ‘s joy. May flights of angels encompass you and bare you to your rest.You will be missed.

  52. Corina McTaggart

    My heart and soul is heavy due to your loss. Far to many memories to share but I will forever hold them dear to my heart. Although you have been summoned home too soon, you have managed to touch so many people with your kind heart, words of encouragement and infectious smile. Thank you. Until we meet again. Much love and prayers to the family during this time of healing.

  53. Kareen RobinsonRobinson-Linton

    My heart ache as I write these words about a wonderful, kind-hearted, loving, jovial, peaceful and humble person I know my dearest cousin Tony. He is the epitome of genuiness! There was never a dull moment when he’s around, when we talked it as if talking going out a style, cause we would talk for hours. There’s just so much to say about T (as I often call him) it would take a lifetime. He is a family man, he loves his family immediate and distant alike, he was very dear to me. I will cherish the memories forever, I love my cousin with all my heart and will forever miss him! May his soul rest in peace.

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