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Galda Burcham

December 29, 1928 — November 17, 2017

Born in Granite City, IL on December 29, 1928 Departed on November 17, 2017 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterMonday November 20, 2017 4:00pm to 7:00pmTuesday November 21, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pmService: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelTuesday November 21, 2017 1:00pm
Galda Lee Burcham

Born in Granite City, IL on December 29, 1928

Departed on November 17, 2017 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Monday November 20, 2017 4:00pm to 7:00pmTuesday November 21, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pmService: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelTuesday November 21, 2017 1:00pm

Galda Lee Burcham, age 88 of Gallatin, TN went to be with the Lord Friday, November 17, 2017. She was born on December 29, 1928, in Granite City, IL to the late Urban Lee and Bertha Barnes Ridings. She is survived by her daughter, Cheri B. Wynn of Mims, FL., brothers, James T. (Marjorie) Ridings & Bud Ridings of Greenville, IL. and many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was a member of the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Goodlettsville. She retired from T.V.A. Steam Plant Credit Union in Gallatin as the Credit Union Manager.

She loved to travel with her husband and family in their motor home. She was very passionate about not only her family but her church family as well. She was a very loving wife, mother, aunt, and friend to many and will be truly missed. She was very nurturing to all those around her.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, William F. Burcham, brothers, Urban "Tuney" Ridings and Roy Ridings and sisters, Mildred French, Helen Ruth Sybert and Lila Darnell.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Bro. Ronald Lawrence & Bro. Lonnie Mozingo officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday 12:00 p.m. until hour of service at 1:00 p.m. Her daughter, Cheri, would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility for their love and excellent care of her Mother. Memorials may be made to Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 515 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. Online condolences may be made at alexandergallatin.com. Arrangements entrusted to: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin (615)502-0011.

17 Comments Wayne Bowman November 18, 2017 at 1:37 am - Reply

Deepest condolences Cheri. She looked like a beautiful lady. Prayers for you.

Bill Wilson November 18, 2017 at 2:14 am - Reply

Condolences to you Cheri and to the rest of the family.

Janice Dorris November 18, 2017 at 2:33 am - Reply

Keeping u in my prayers.

Lena Lacy Lucas November 18, 2017 at 3:21 am - Reply

Cheri I am so sorry for your lost. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Jim Darnell November 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

Cheri—So sad to hear of your Mama’s passing—-Now Grandpa’s family is down to only two left. We are fortunate to have memories of all of them as we lived our life

Dave, Jan and Bellemore family. November 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

All of your Florida family sends our sympathy and thoughts. Your Mother was a lovely lady.

Martha Drayton November 18, 2017 at 1:42 pm - Reply

Galda and l became friends when she visited Testament church where I was attending. When I started attending Bethel she left her regular seat to come sit with me to make me feel welcomed. I picked her up to take her to church when it wasn't as safe for her to drive. The 20 yrs difference in our ages had no affect on our friendship. She was a sweet, kind lady who was loved and admired. RIP dear friend.

Tom Ridings November 18, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

Cheri,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Earl and Annette Bellemore November 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

Cheri our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your extended family. Your Mom was a sweet lady. We enjoyed seeing her when she visited Florida.

Regina November 19, 2017 at 12:46 am - Reply

Sis Galda was a warm loving person who always made you feel welcome. She had us in her home many times for a beautiful dinner and occasional treated lunch at CiCis pizza (which my boys loved)
Sis Galda and I talked many times about how we shared a Dec 29th Birthday but many yesars apart.☺️ She will be missed!!
So thankful you are finally at your heavenly home with your beloved Sis Galda.
Your in our thoughts and prayers Cheri.
Love, Regina & Mark Lawrence…and boys.

Jessica Shrum November 19, 2017 at 2:54 am - Reply

Very loving and kind lady very thankful to have met her…. Brookdale Assisted Living….

Margaret Herron November 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

Cheri, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

John R Coley November 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

Prayers for you Cheri.

David and Jane Burcham November 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

Cheri, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so many wonderful memories of your mom.

Delores Abraham November 19, 2017 at 11:50 pm - Reply

Cheri….Prayers going to YOU and your Family.

Carol Pickle November 20, 2017 at 3:19 am - Reply

Love and prayers!

Mark Anderson November 23, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

I fondly recall riding my bike over to Galda & Bill’s house as a child. Galda was always very welcoming and tried to make everyone feel special.

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