Kay Burklin

Kay Burklin, wife of Reverend Heiko Burklin, passed away on July 26. Heiko wrote the following on their CaringBridge website.

The Apostle Paul writes, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” (2. Timothy 4:7-8)

My sweetie, my dear Kay has fought long and hard against this dreaded disease ALS and she has finished the race, not one she signed up for, and she has kept the faith. She continued to trust in the Good Shepherd and in the completed work of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is home, as of about 5:20 pm on July 26th. And she is resting in the arms of our heavenly Father. She is completely healed and her body fully restored. She is home, ultimately home. And I can only imagine what that is like.

We grieve, yes we grieve with very heavy hearts indeed, but we grieve with hope (see 1. Thessalonians 4:13).

For all who have prayed for her and us, and have walked this difficult path with us, and have supported us – we say a BIG THANK YOU!!!

Details on funerals

Saturday, August 5 at Greenville ARP Church in Greenville, SC, at 2:00 pm with visitation following.
741 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Sunday, August 6 at Neely’s Creek ARP Church in Rock Hill, SC, at 2:00 pm with visitation following.
974 Neelys Creek Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA

Rev. Matt Joldersma will officiate at both services. Rev. Todd Matocha will assist at the Greenville ARP church service only.

Mr. Greg Reynolds will be the organist at both services.


A private burial in the cemetery at Neely’s Creek ARP Church will take place right before the service at 1:30 pm with immediate family only.


The funeral service at Greenville ARP church will be live streamed at: http://www.greenvillearp.com/

In the center of the homepage is a Livestream box…simply click on it.

1 thought on “Kay Burklin”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family in the upcoming days. Fond memories of you and Kay through my time at the ARP Center. Beth

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