Ashley Scott Burrus
Aug. 6, 1977 - April 18, 2012
Funeral services for Ashley Scott Burrus, 34, of Anadarko, will be held Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Anadarko High School Warrior High School Auditorium. Reverend J.C. Burrus will officiate the service, and Minister Justin Pendarvis will deliver the eulogy.
Visitation and view of Ashley's remains will be held at Greater First Baptist Church, 502 East Washington Ave, Anadarko on Friday, April 27, from 1-7 p.m.
Interment will be held at Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko. Services are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Chickasha.
Ashley Scott Burrus Sr. was born to Autry Gene Burrus Sr. and Gwendolyn Yvonne (Ganines) Burrus on Aug. 6, 1977. He was raised in Anadarko. He was baptized by his father, Rev. A.G. Burrus Sr. at Greater First Baptist, at an early age.
While at Greater First Baptist, Ashley served God through the Usher Board, Junior Usher Board, Children Choir, Mass Choir, and as a Drummer.
Brother Burrus graduated from Anadarko High School in 1996. He received many awards in football, All State Honorable Mention, All Star by class, All Area co-running back of the year. Ashley played on the All State team that played games on the continent of Australia.
Ashley always said, "if I wouldn't have gotten hurt, I would have done more". His fastest time in the 40-yard-dash was 4.39 seconds. He consistently averaged 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard-dash.
Ashley placed second in the state of Oklahoma in powerlifting. He was also a member of the fifth place mile relay squad. Ashley was also a member of the fifth place sprint relay team. Ashley often noted, he didn't like running. He was a member of the baseball team. When Ashley wasn't running track, he was stealing bases for the baseball team.
After high school, Ashley attended Langston University. While at Langston, Ashley played football. He was always proud to say that he was a teammate of Matthew Hatchett and Chad Ochocinco.
After a year at Langston University, Ashley worked several different jobs, until he received his commercial drivers license. After he received his C.D.L., Ashley drove trucks until he started working security at Gold River Casino. In 2006, Ashley began his career with the Anadarko Police Department. While at the police department, Ashley was known for his work ethic. His co-workers knew, if he was working, he had your back. And, it wouldn't take him long to get there. He also had one of the cleaner cars.
Ashley was married to Rackel Maldonodo on June 29, 2007. To this union two children were born, Ashley Scott Burrus, Jr. and Jordyn Yvonne Burrus. Their marriage ended in divorce.
Ashley was preceded in death by his mother, Gwendolyn Burrus; a brother, Autry "Gene" Burrus, Jr.; both, maternal and paternal grandparents.
Those left to cherish his memories are: his kids, whom he loved very much, Ashley Scott Burrus, Jr. and Jordyn Yvonne Burrus both of Ft. Cobb, his father, Autry G. Burrus of Anadarko; one sister, Chanel Burrus of Lawton; two nieces, Micah Johnson and Chloe Rhane; one great nephew, Malachi Jamar. Ashley is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and church family.