Obituary: Mary Carolyn Burbridge


Mary Carolyn Burbridge, age 86, of Logan, AL, formerly of Shirley, AR, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at her residence. She was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Memphis, MI, to the late Norman Leverich and Mary Holmes Horvath.

Carolyn and her husband “Happy Jack” Burbridge founded From Crime to Christ, Inc., a motorcycle and prison ministry in 1971. Their number one purpose in life was seeing souls saved. They traveled all over the United States and seven other countries telling their story of what the Lord had done for them, spreading hope to those that had gone down the same path.  She was a prayer warrior.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step”Dad”, Stephen Horvath; husband, Jack Burbridge; daughter, Jackie Burbridge-Casey; stepdaughter, Debbie Avenmarg; sisters, Kathy Moak and Sue Cameron; brothers, Norm Leverich, Steven “Johnny” Horvath, William “Billy” Horvath, and Andy Horvath.

Survivors include her sons, Vern (Toni) Burbridge of Logan, AL, and Mike Burbridge of Fairfield Bay, AR; stepson, Jody (Sonya) Martinez of Hartford City, IN; stepdaughter, Jacklyn Schatz of Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Sheena Burbridge of Memphis, TN, Victoria (Chad) Smith of Ward, AR, Sunni Burbridge of Logan, AL, Veronica (Ben) Danforth of West Monroe, LA, Hannah (Derek) Orndoff of Lynchburg, VA, Josalyn Martinez of Hartford City, IN, and Lisa Rosell of Glendale, AZ; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Trip, Townes, Ava, Torrance, Jacey, Alyssa, Millie, Jaden, and Rylan; sisters, Wanda Gail Horvath of Cambron, IN, Sharon Dale of South Bend, IN, Betty Read of Mishawaka, IN; and brothers, Robert Leverich of Kimball, MI, and James Horvath of South Bend, IN.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Aveanna (Comfort Care) Home Health and Hospice Services for the above and beyond heartfelt care they provided.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Aveanna Hospice, 407 4th Avenue SW, Cullman, AL 35055, or that you would show an act of kindness to someone in need.