The world lost a beloved wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend, Melinda (Mindy) Kay Burrow, on May 18, 2021. Mindy returned to her heavenly home after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Mindy passed away in her Forney, Texas home surrounded by her family.
Mindy was born on November 26, 1965 in Wichita, Kansas to Richard and Paula Brown. Mindy was an incredible person passionate about her family, her faith, living life and getting the job done. She had a warrior spirit ready to tackle any challenge in her personal or career life. Mindy found a career in Information Technology and spent 20+ years with T-Mobile, Sprint, and Nextel. In her career, she has been recognized by her peers for her ability to help others and lead the work needed to be done. Mindy was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her best friend, Dale Burrow, on January 1, 1983. She was able to spend 38 amazing years as a devoted and loving wife.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend Dale; parents Richard and Paula Brown; Brother Robert Brown; Sons Derick and wife Nikki, David and wife Jessica, Jacob and wife Madi, Josh and wife Chasity; grandchildren Madison, Jadyn, Kyler, Zoey, Ryan, Jayden, Kayla, and Landyn; Nephew Taylor Brown; fur-children Tex and Gracie.
Mindy inspired others with fitness friendly competition when participating in zumba classes, work-outs, and running 5k’s every chance she got even when she was vacationing on a cruise ship. Her adventurous nature showed when she would zip around in her red Charger or complete the zip line challenge in Hawaii on a past award trip recognizing her for her leadership and significant contributions to her company. She spent many years drag racing her ‘67 Firebird and her ‘99 Trans Am and has since continued to support her husband and sons passion for drag racing. Mindy spoke with love and pride about all her family from her sweetheart Dale, her kids down to her youngest grandchild and the dogs that fill her life.
Mindy will be remembered for how passionately she loved her family, her contagious smile and ability to stay positive in all situations, infectious dance moves, and love for drag racing. When asked how she kept going through the crazy challenges life would bring, she would likely tell you that she was thinking about one of her happy places; cheering her boys on at the races or relaxing poolside in the warm Texas heat with her loved ones. It was fun and hard. Mindy Burrow | Facebook Hebrews 11:1