Leon Henry Burgess

Leon Henry Burgess, age 71 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Friday, October 20, 2018. He was born December 13, 1946 in Winston Salem, North Carolina to parents Dalton Henry and Margaret Louise Mason Burgess who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Rebecca “Becky” Burgess; daughter, Frances Kuykendall and husband James; brothers, Donald Burgess and wife Connie, Mike Taylor and wife Jaqui and Eddie Taylor; sister, Linda Musick and husband Keith; grandchildren, Emily Kuykendall, Logan Kuykendall, and Nathaniel Kuykendall; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Leon was a 1965 graduate of North Shore High School. He had a love of animals, as well as fishing and hunting. He also loved putting in his 2 cents into the Republican Party….“he bled red”.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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