Alice Marie Burlew

Born in Elmira, NY on February 13, 1949

Departed on November 12, 2017 and resided in Portland, TN

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Alice Marie Burlew, age 68 of Portland passed away November 12, 2017. Mrs. Burlew was born on February 13, 1949 in Elmira, New York to the late Richard and Eileen Cundy.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Al Burlew; children, Richard Kenneth Burlew (Koreen), Anthony James Burlew (Tara) and Jessica Louise Edwards; grandchildren, Chris Benitez, Sean Burlew, TJ Carillon, Alex Copley, Rowan Copley, Liam Burlew and Raevyn Edwards; brother, Richard Cundy and sister, Carol Ann Blake.

A Life Celebration Service honoring Alice will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1.


From the family; there are no amount of words that can express what she meant to us. Whether she was your friend, your sister or your devoted wife there are several things that you knew for certain.


She was your biggest fan and supporter for whatever it was that you were doing. She was so proud and would share with anyone that would listen. Strangers knew of her grand kids greatest accomplishments and her children's biggest triumphs. As far as her devotion to her Al, all you needed to see was the way she looked at him when he wasn't looking; it told you all that you needed to know. She would re account each detail, giving it the flare that only Alice could give.


When she traveled, she wore red, white and blue in support for her country. Stemming from a long line of family serving in the military, she was fiercely patriotic and was unapologetic for the privilege of being so. With Alice, you knew what you were getting in the first 10 minutes of a conversation with her.


We would like to say thank you for your continuous support and prayers as we move through this transition. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations are made to the National Diabetes Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.


Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin (615)452-1943

17 Comments to Mrs. Alice Marie Burlew

  1. Carol Pardue
    November 14, 2017 7:17 pm

    Ms Alice was such a sweet, sweet soul…She accepted me as a friend and I loved her…

  2. Dianne Dunckley
    November 14, 2017 7:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Alice was a special lady New her for many years. Will miss her wonderful posts on Facebook and will miss all the games we played and shared.

  3. Martha Bryan Hinton
    November 14, 2017 7:48 pm

    Al, Alice’s Dear husband, Richard & Carol Ann Blake,

    I am so sorry to hear that Alice loss of Alice. She will be missed by many that loved her. I will miss playing “Words with Friends”. I was on FB and I asked her if she was Alice Cundy? She said; she was.
    We enjoyed playing the word game. May God give comfort to the family and friends that miss her so much.

    Martha Bryan Hinton

  4. Kathe Farrell
    November 15, 2017 6:04 am

    I will never forget my dear friend who took me under her wing at House of Hope in Sayre where I stayed when I was undergoing treatments to keep me in remission until I could have my bone marrow transplant.

    She calmed my fears, shared pictures on FB with me, made sure I ate my meals and reminded me to hydrate when all I felt like doing was isolating and burrowing under the covers..

    I have never met a more loving and compassionate person. She was family to me, and I truly believe God sent an angel to me when I needed her.

    My prayers go out to you, her loving family and friends.

  5. Darryl Simcoe
    November 15, 2017 6:11 am

    My condolances to family and friends. Rest in peace, Alice.

  6. Linda Boer Haukeness
    November 15, 2017 6:47 am

    To Alice’s family…
    So sorry for your loss…Alice was a gem….we have to remember all the fun times..

    And know she is having a blast in heaven…..

    • Linda Bower Haukeness
      November 15, 2017 6:53 am

      To Alice’s family…
      So sorry for your loss…Alice was a gem….we have to remember all the fun times..

      And know she is having a blast in heaven…..

  7. Debbie Lambert
    November 15, 2017 10:59 am

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the void after 42+ years of togetherness. She will always be alive in your hearts and memories!

    Deb Lambert & the OVP Sourcing team

  8. Mike, Bill, & Ben (UTC Team)
    November 15, 2017 11:25 am

    Al, we are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  9. Stacy Tozier
    November 15, 2017 11:44 am

    Al – so sorry to hear about Alice. I’ll be thinking of you and your family.

  10. Shelby Bryant
    November 15, 2017 12:02 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Ms. Alice! Anthony is a dear friend of our family, I am praying for the entire Burlew family during this difficult time.

  11. Ladelle morrell
    November 15, 2017 1:21 pm

    I worked with Alice for 20 years or so & everything you said in these comments are so true. We were always friends .She was always there for me . & I hope I was for her. Great memories. Pray for all of you. Ladelle

  12. Fred and Lynn Maki
    November 16, 2017 5:38 am

    Al , Rick , Carol and the rest of her family ,
    So sad to learn of Alice’s passing. Al, is must be so hard after so many years together Condolences to you. Rick and Carol many found memories of our child hood in the little town of ‘Hicks” . Know that we will be praying for Peace for all of you .

  13. Kathy & Bruce Harris
    November 16, 2017 12:49 pm

    Al and family,
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. There is an Irish saying – Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. We hope God will send you the comfort and support you need to get through this; and he will fill your hearts with love, joy and the best of memories.
    If there is anything, anything at all, we can do for you or anything you need assistance with, please let us know.

  14. Brad Ray
    November 16, 2017 8:17 pm

    I’m sorry Al. Stay strong my friend.

  15. Jana Roberts
    November 18, 2017 8:40 am

    Al and family,
    So sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She was always a special person, and you knew exactly where you stood with her. I know you all will miss her and we will be praying for all of your family during this time.
    Steve and Jana Roberts

  16. Tricia
    December 4, 2017 4:53 pm

    Please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.”
    John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4

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