Emma Marie Burchard, 15 of Decatur, Illinois, began her Heavenly adventure on
Wednesday August 9, 2017 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis,
A funeral to celebrate Emma’s life will be 10:00 am. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at
Central Baptist Church (945 S. Jasper Street Decatur, Illinois) with Pastor Dave
Brown officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm also at the
church. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park Harristown, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Emma’s family to help with a memorial marker for her
gravesite. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Emma was born in April of 2002 in Springfield, Illinois, daughter of John and
Jennifer Burchard. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Emma had a love for
people and was a friend to so many. She loved art and was granted an Honorary Art
Therapist Certificate at St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Surviving are her parents, John and Jennifer Burchard, siblings, Samuel, Sarah, Grace
and Hannah Burchard all of Decatur, grandparents, Debra Burchard, Tom and Jean
She was preceded in death by her grandfather John Edward Burchard.
The family wishes to thank their Central Baptist Church Family, Calvary Baptist
Church (Coldwater, Mississippi), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Nurses,
Doctors and Staff that helped Emma and our Family) The Ronald McDonald House of
Memphis, Tennessee, and the QOLA Hospice Team of Memphis, Tennessee for all the
loving kindnesses and support given to Emma and the family during this difficult time.
Please sign the guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com