Wayne Adam Burlison was born on October 2, 1977. He went to worship, run, and play music with Jesus, on March 26, 2014.
Wayne was diagnosed with cancer in December 2013. On the day he was diagnosed, he said that God would use this journey for a greater purpose, and we have seen that. Wayne continued to work and spread light, loving his family, and persevering during that time.
His involvement with a multitude of musical groups, in worship, conducting, playing, and teaching, allowed Wayne to share his passion, gift, and love of and for music.
Wayne also developed a passion for running. He ran a marathon, and many other races, teaching, inspiring, and leading others to run. He often ran back to help and encourage others to cross the finish line.
Wayne is a much loved man, father, son, best friend, and brother in Christ; setting an example that will forever be inspirational in our hearts. We will continue to tell Wayne's story. It is a story of hope, love, and grace. His story will continue to be told by his wife: Lisa (Scherff) Burlison; son: Adam; Mother: Sara Burlison; Brother; William Burlison, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, and all those that have shared in his gift of music, love for running, and fellowship in conversation. Wayne is predeceased by his sister Lisa (Burlison) Lella; and his father; LeRoy Burlison.
Wayne now has crossed the finish line into eternity; playing music in perfect harmonious pitch, running barefoot; a healed and renewed soul.
Wayne's desire for you is that you live a life of integrity with a heart for God, and a love for all, appreciating the blessings of each precious moment. John 10: 27 (NIV): "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 (NLT): 'But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.” We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.'