Linda Belle Burke passed away February 05, 2022 at the age of 74 in San Antonio, TX. She was born October 31, 1947 in Houston, Tx.

Linda had a strong faith in God. She was a beautiful, kind, compassionate and gentle woman. She loved working with her hands and created beautiful art.

Linda is reunited in heaven with her parents, Ruby and Joseph “Bo” Reppond and baby sister Cathy Reppond.

Linda leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 36 years, Roy Burke; brother, Joseph Paul Reppond (Melinda) ;daughter, Angelia Christine Ratkiewicz; son, Brian Heath Miers (Karina); grandchildren, Brittney Nicole Beall, Taylor Ann Castillo (Hector), Abbey Miers Sale (Colby), Rachel Reppond Eddie (Kurt); great grandchildren, Shiner Gruene Sale, Riser Pearl Sale, Landry Bell Sale, Braxton James Castillo, Cameron Cecil Castillo; Holden Rhett Castillo, Sage Belle Miller. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

 

 

 

 

 

From Linda’s writings –

 

My life began to take a dramatic turn as I began to embrace the LORD’S wooing to a much deeper surrender, commitment, and walk with HIM. This “school of the spirit” takes you to the Cross as most never know. A way of complete surrender till you have no will of your own – only HIS. Your passion for HIM becomes so intense as you experience the sweetness of HIS presence like never before. HE disciples you, refines you, purges, purifies you till you are so dead to the things of this world. Absolutely nothing satisfies you anymore but HIM. The beauty of HIS way, HIS loving-kindness, mercy, love, forgiveness – and then you learn more and even more only those humble and of a broken and contrite spirit get to see. HE breaks you down to empty you of everything not of HIM. Then begins to build you up again new, delivered and healed. HE allows you to be mistreated to truly learn forgiveness, and misunderstood to teach you humility. As far as you are willing to be changed HE continues to work. You have a choice and many quit here because it gets too hard,. But if you are one whose heart HE has captured you never want anything but to continue on – faithful to the end. Your heart’s cry is LORD change me, do whatever you must to make me that complete yielded vessel that brings you glory and that you use anyway you chose. It is no longer your life but HIS and you wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s very painful at times and in HIS perfect timing HE brings wonderful refreshing then back in the fire.

 

Dead to sin, your self, and the world. You are not perfect yet but greatly changed and totally committed to carry on. This totally surrender , yielded heart is all HE needs and He accomplishes the work in us. This goes on for years and is very intense. At times to others you look a mess and only the master potter can see the beauty. He hides you from the world till HE is ready to use you. Others are uncomfortable, unsettled by your intensity, your passion and devotion your obsession with HIM. – the lover of your soul.

Linda Burke – 10/31/1947 – 2/5/2022

In Heaven with Her LORD JESUS

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  1. Angie, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. It is so sweet that Brittney honored her by sharing her middle name Belle with her new baby Sage Belle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Thank you so much for reaching out. I love you. And yes, the middle name Belle was taken after my moms ❤️

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