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John Ross Burrow

Date of Death: October 11, 2016
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Saturday 10/22, 2:00 pm

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John Ross Burrow, 25, of Frederick County, Virginia died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in South Carolina. John was born in 1991 in Asheboro, NC, the son of James and Teasha Burrow. John graduated from Millbrook High School, Class of 2009 and graduated from George Mason University in 2013 earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.Continue Reading

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Evelyn left a message on October 30, 2016:
I want to express my condolences for the loss of your dear love one John. May the words found in the Bible at (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4) give you strength and comfort as your family cope during this difficult time.
Loraine Pope left a message on October 23, 2016:
My heart aches for your loss of your beautiful child.
Charley Affleck left a message on October 21, 2016:
Sending prayers and love to your family at this most difficult time. Having met John very early in his life, I'm not surprised that he grew into the outstanding gentlemen noted in several of the messages previously posted. There is one item that brings John to mind every time I see one...and it shows how what can be considered a most insignificant item/moment, can actually be a life long memory. One evening at the APAC office John showed me how to play with a finger skateboard, that's right a 3 inch piece of plastic with little wheels is the moment I most remember. Whenever I see one, I see John and his beautiful smile. I will be attending a family event out of town on Saturday, so will not be able to attend, but know my thoughts are with you. Take care old friends!!
Juanita Ficham left a message on October 21, 2016:
My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be out of town Saturday, but I will definitely be touch with you soon. Much Love and Caring Thoughts.
Lauren Stern left a message on October 21, 2016:
I remember one Friday this past Summer at work, it was just me and John. We both love to talk, so we hardly got any work done that day. Instead, we ate ice cream cones and talked about politics, religion, and life. I remember John saying, "I didn't think I would have these types of conversations today." When I left that night from work I was so happy and felt so lucky that I had such an amazing co-worker that I admired and made me feel so comfortable to talk about personal matters with. John made me want to be a better person and made the workday so much brighter. I am forever grateful to have had him in my life.
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Lauren Stern left a message on October 21, 2016:
John, I still cannot believe that you are gone. I keep hoping that this is just a bad dream that I will wake up from and you will walk into work tomorrow with your usual smile on your face and positive attitude. You were an amazing person and co-worker. The logo designs for DD3 and MIRECC that you came up with were so creative. I was actually envious because I wished I came up with them because they were so creative and you designed them so quickly! It breaks my heart that now when I look to my left at work that you won't be there. I miss my work buddy. I'll miss our exchange of smiles every time that you would walk upstairs, talking about our weekend plans and our love for the outdoors, or just talking about our favorite movies or books. I will always remember sharing snacks with you, you generously giving me your banana when I was hungry, having deep conversations while eating ice cream, and you buying me Chipotle (your favorite fast food place ever). Everyday was a joy to work beside you. You were creative, generous, kind-hearted, funny, and were just booming with potential and positivity. You always gave me such great advice and encouraged me to stick with things even when they got tough. I was so discouraged last December with my community band that I almost quit. But being the encouraging and positive person that you were, you encouraged me to stick with it and said that it is good to get out of your comfort zone and that the things that are the most difficult are important to stick with. Your advice that day encouraged me to push through and I carry that advice with me everyday. I am so lucky that you were part of my life; even if it was for a brief period of time. I truly believe that you have enriched my life and changed it for the better. I am a better person because of you and I will truly miss you dearly.
CJ Potts left a message on October 20, 2016:
We are so saddened and sorry for your loss! Our hearts, love and continued prayers are with you as you mourn the tragic loss of your son John..
CJ Potts left a message on October 20, 2016:
Julie and I are so saddened and sorry for your precious loss. Please know that our live, thoughts and prayers will continually be with you All!! God's blessing and prayers to you as you mourn the tragic loss of your son John......
The Borgstrom's left a message on October 20, 2016:
Words cannot express how sad I am to hear about John passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
abbie labiche left a message on October 19, 2016:
You wer my friend John Ross
Paul Thomson left a message on October 19, 2016:
I am sorry for your loss. Such a fine young man.
Barbara Moore left a message on October 19, 2016:
I am deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting John while he was visiting with Bill and Sharon in Myrtle Beach. It was clear to me that he was a young man who was destined to do great things in this world. I consider it a privilege for having met him.
Barbara Moore left a message on October 19, 2016:
I had the great pleasure of meeting John when he was visiting with Bill and Sharon in Myrtle Beach a year ago last summer. John struck me as a fine young man with great ambition to do good things in this world. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing.
Ryan S Dykhouse left a message on October 19, 2016:
I will never forget when John lifted me from my despair and gave me hope that I was not wasting my time trying to further my education. We had walked out from our class ending and I was in a rut with things going not how I planned. I was considering dropping out and not using the talent that I had in the art field, but John told me I had a purpose with my gift. He told me that I should never give up for that would truly be wasting my time. I left that building with a small light that would soon grow and give me the drive to keep going. I will forever be grateful to John for taking the time to tell me those few words of wisdom and I will take that with me wherever I go.
Kristy Steadman left a message on October 18, 2016:
I will forever remember cutting John's hair and him making my day with his awesome smile and joking around with him. John was an amazing young man. I am so sorry for your loss.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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