I received this letter from Mary Hinds and please support her and Nancie Craft in their tribute to Bill Burk at Marlowe's in Memphis, details below:
What a lovely, touching memorial to Bill! I wept as I read your words about him and about your beloved Maureen. My heart goes out to you and to Connie.
Nancie Craft and I have organized a memorial event for Bill to be held during Elvis Week, at the same time and locale as he had planned for his annual Elvis World luncheon. If possible, could you please spread the word to your readers so they may come and honor our dear Bill? Connie will be there, of course, along with Bill's children and grandchildren.
I went to Memphis for the funeral. Everyone was in shock. But the service was touching and we all felt his presence.
Thank you so, so much. What follows is the announcement and pertinent information.
Please join us to celebrate the life of our dear friend Bill Burk on Sunday, August 10, 1 to 3 pm, at Marlowe's. Lunch will be served. All of Bill's friends - the fans and the famous - have been invited to come to remember Bill and share memories. An open mic will be available for comments, stories, songs, poems, photos ... whatever you would like to do. There will also be a special presentation to Bill's family. Everyone in attendance will receive a special memento.
Reservations are a must. Tickets are $15 and include your lunch and beverage. Please send your check - made out to Nancie Craft - to her at
6607 Cindy Lane, Houston, Texas, 77088.
(Part of the ticket includes a donation in Bill's name to St. Jude's.)