Cathy Burkley

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2007

NATCHEZ — Services for Cathy Todd Burkley, 52, of Church Hill, who died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Ochsner Hospital, in Baton Rouge, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Diane Woodall officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church.

Mrs. Burkley was born Oct. 24, 1955, in Meadville, the daughter of Columbus Bertrum Todd and Ida Evelyn McCrory Todd. She was a member of Church Hill United Methodist Church and a devoted employee of Callon Petroleum Company.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Vernon Todd; stepbrother, Joseph Partridge; and brother-in-law, Larry Dawson Blackwell.

Survivors include her husband, Rodney Melton Burkley; daughters, Catherine Ashley Burkley of Church Hill and Alison Elizabeth Burkley of Seattle, Wash.; son, Rodney Justin Burkley of Church Hill; mother, Evelyn Wells and husband, Charles, both of Olla, La., father, C.B. Todd and wife, Delores, both of Natchez; sister, Cheryl Todd Frasier and husband, Jimmy; brother, Larry Dale Todd; stepbrothers, Chuck Green and wife, Kay, and Billy Wells; stepsisters, Velma Sullivan and husband, Chip, and Lynn Caldwell and husband, Wayne; sisters-in-law, Mitzi Callon and husband, Chase, Sherry Carnegie and husband, Ricky, Regina Bandy and husband, Kevin, Kitt Burkley, Mimi McClelland and husband, Jessie, and Annie Todd; brothers-in-law, Lewis Blackwell and wife, Debbie, and Gary Blackwell and wife, Page; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends at Callon Petroleum Company.

Pallbearers will be Gary Blackwell, Jimmy Frasier, Mike Poole, Bob Guedon, Mike Guedon, P.L. Matthews, Kevin Van Norman and Carl Knight.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Green.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Elliot, Elliot Head, Breast Cancer Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.