Bobbi Sue Burton passed away on March 2nd after a long battle with cancer. The 48 year old dynamo was known in the Englewood Community for founding Project Phoenix to help needy families. She reached out to the homeless, victims of domestic violence and pretty much anyone who needed a helping hand. Burton established Project Phoenix thrift shops in different locations over the years to help raise the money. Starting with a small donated store front she finally opened the retail store at on Dearborn St which was her biggest location to date.
Through out her 5 year battle with Cancer she continued to raise money to help local children enjoy the holidays that they would have missed with out her efforts. Every Tuesday, Burton worked to make sure that homeless campers at Indian Mound Park had dinner. If she needed more food or comfort items for the down and out she would reach out via Facebook and many stepped up to help.
The Project Phoenix Facebook page posted the following message:
“She fought the hardest fight and never gave up. She was so strong.
I’m not sure how the world can go on without someone who was so vivacious, outgoing, loud, life of the party, stubborn, beautiful, and kind. She was a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a daughter, an aunt, a best friend, and she was #englewoodstrong. She really loved to say that. Englewood became her home and her family. When you say that, think of her and how amazing she was…how much she gave.”
No information is available at this time on a memorial service.
For more about Project Phoenix, visit www. projectphoenixenglewood.org or like the organization’s Facebook page for updated information.