St. Petersburg, Florida

1975 - 2020


St. Petersburg, Florida


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BURGESS, Eric Alan 45, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Eric was born March 12, 1975 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University, graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. Eric was blessed with three amazing children, Ella, Dylan, and Chloe whom he loved deeply. They will always remember his kindness, humor, silly nicknames, funny faces, and the positivity that brought them all laughter and joy. He enjoyed the ocean, fishing, reading, soccer, travel, and his favorite, golfing. His children are smart and funny like him. He always encouraged them to be their best. Eric's legacy will forever live on in them. He is survived by his mother, Sharon DeLeeuw (Jack); Malissa (mother of Dylan and Chloe); Heather Bisesto (mother of Ella); three siblings, Kenneth (Mary Jo), Kathy (Scott), Keith (Nancy); niece, Jennifer (Josh) Bowen and Emillia; nephews, Jacob and Patrick Bowen; special friend and children, Jenny Thornton Cotterall, Preston and Paisley. He was predeceased by his father, Leroy Burgess; grandfather, Wesley DeLeeuw; and grandmother, Grace Walton DeLeeuw. Eric had a huge place in his heart for his Mattawan friends and Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) fraternity brothers. He had a satisfying career in the automation product industry. His work families appreciated his kind heart and recognized him as a top notch sales performer. Eric's second home was Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club in Valrico, Florida. The members of the club were like brothers to him. They will miss his humor, sarcasm, and loyalty. Eric will be laid to rest at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, FL 33578. Due to COVID-19 there will be no funeral service at this time. A celebration of life for all friends and family members will be held at a later date.

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May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We at Lovejoy just heard about the sad passing. Our prayers are with the family. Peace

Eric was a fun person to be around.He was friendly and kind hearted.Eric loved his kids. Eric was my brother and he will be missed. RIP love your Sis

Eric was one of the funniest, silliest men we had the privilege of knowing. His niece Jennifer is our daughter in law, and Eric treated us like family, opening his home to host my grandsons birthday. I know he loved his family, and there was nothing he wouldnt do for his children. He will be missed terribly. Matt and I love you.

Please except my deepest sympathies, Grief can be so hard, but your special memories help you to cope. Remembering your loved one today and always.

Dale and I are so sorry for the loss of Eric and the sorrow you are feeling. If we can help in any way please contact us. You are in my prayers daily Sharon.

Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. For many, many years Eric has been more than a business associate; he was a friend who always brightened the day. His humor and sarcasm were contagious and will not be forgotten. You will all be in our prayers. Miss you Eric.

My deepest sympathy to the Burgess Family for the loss of your loved one, Eric Alan, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.