Re: Passing of Bille Burdick Lyndon Ringstaff
Re: Passing of Bille Burdick Bille Burdick
Re: The Passing of Bille Burdick James North

From: Lyndon Ringstaff 
Subject: Re: Passing of Bille Burdick
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:34:40 -0500

From: Lyndon Ringstaff 

On Feb 13, 2017, at 15:41, SDA Net  wrote:
>Bille Kelly Burdick, 84, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, died Sunday evening,
>February 5, 2017, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

I hadn’t seen her for a long time on SDAnet and was wondering how she was 
Sorry to hear of her passing.


From: Bille Burdick 
Subject: Re: Passing of Bille Burdick
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:08:03 -0500

Dear SDANet family,

Thank you for your memories and condolences on the passing of our Mom,
Bille Burdick.  Bille considered you all to be a part of her family.  Even
though she couldn't communicate much by email over the past 18 months, she
loved and cared for you all.  As she said shortly before she died, she
wishes to see you "on the other side."

Gary & Aurora Burdick
Rich & Yvette Burdick


From: James North 
Subject: Re: The Passing of Bille Burdick
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:13:06 +0000

My first encounter with the news of Bille's death was when my wife saw a po=
st to that effect and called it to my attention. But I did thought it dubio=
us because her name was spelled Billie. And I had just seen her a few days =
before. But, I guess I cannot deny it any more. She was a very special pers=
on-apparently afraid of no one and ready to very solidly back up her opinio=
ns. Whenever she visited Andrews she would stop by and converse with me. We=
 certainly did not always agree, but I had to respect her line of reasoning=
 and her conclusions.  I expected a challenging conversation whenever she v=
isited. I was never disappointed.  She always pointed me to some excellent =
resource materials. I will miss greatly her visits and her contributions to=
 the Net. Her influence was very strong and her judgments were eloquently e=
xpressed.  She was a rare jewel. I expect to meet her in Heaven, if not en =
route. My heart goes out to her family and I pray for them the comfort that=
 only God can give. "Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (Rev. 22:20).

Thanks, Tony, for your thoughtful announcement.

Jim North

From: SDAnet >
Reply-To: SDAnet >
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 17:42
To: SDAnet >
Subject: Re: The Passing of Bille Burdick
Resent-From: SDAnet >
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Resent-Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 17:54

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 03:47:44PM -0500, SDA Net wrote:
> Bille Burdick was a member of the SDAnet board from 1994 until her death>=
 last week, almost the whole time that we've had a board.  Her contribution=
s> to SDAnet were significant and it became a much different list than it> =
might otherwise have been.>> Her most significant contributions were in our=
 web section "At Issue" in> which she arranged to get the texts online of a=
ny number of classic> Seventh-day Adventist works which are now out of prin=
t, and some never> published at all.  In recent discussions on women's ordi=
nation I have seen> our stuff referenced a lot on other forums.>> She made =
a long-lasting contribution and we are thankful for all she did.

I only met Bille once in person (at the "Adventism and Arminianism"
conference at Andrews a decade or so ago), but I had numerous e-mail
exchanges and several phone conversations with her.  I learned much
from her, and am sorry to hear that she is gone.

She was very knowledgeable about Adventism and its history, and spent
a great deal of effort helping others understand and apply it.  May
we all meet her in the kingdom that is to come.

Tony Zbaraschuk

Tony Zbaraschuk
Bookworm, talker, learner
Et vocavit Deus, "Fiat lux!"


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