So many trials in life you had
But always gave your best
The courage of a gentle soul
Who always was so blest

No matter what life gave to you
You took with so much grace
You handled it with confidence
With heart and soul embraced

Your family will remember you
With love within their hearts
For you were like a special breeze
In life that never parts

The love you shared it now lives on
In words and thoughts and deeds
That you had given so much love
Each day in life proceeds

In all those that you left behind
Their hearts are in your view
Their angel in another world
But always there for you

Your wings a very special gift
God gave you on that day
He welcomed you with open arms
You're heaven's brightest ray

Upon the earth our tears do fall
But in our hearts we know
Our Angel of a Special Glow
Is watching us below

Giving us her gentle love
With peace from way up high
Sending us her messages from
God's heaven in the sky

She is always with you all
Her life on earth now done
But in each heart she left behind
She lives in everyone

Upon your hearts her memory

Forever it shall stay

It lives in you with gentleness

You can't take that away.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
©Copyright April 5, 2003


Starlet Dawn (Burrow) Underwood, born December 25, 1971 with
a genetic diseased called Osteogenesis Imperfecta "Brittle Bone Disease."
Starlet never let that disease take her spirit away. She lived life
to the fullest. She married and gave birth to her daughter Mandie Kayln
Elizabeth on February 28, 1991, with great risk to her life.

During her life time she suffered many broken
bones and much pain. She always had a positive attitude about
life and living. She never let her disease defeat her.
She spent her life doing things for others and helping people
in as many ways as she possibly could. Unfortunately,

it was her attitude in life of helping people that lead

to that fatal day on June 7, 2001 when she was murdered.

 She had sold a car to someone who had not been

making the payments on the vehicle as was arranged.

She spoke to her lawyer about this and he told her to
get the car back. On his suggestions she and her brother Brent

and husband David went to the work place of this individual
to repossess the car. Starlet, being kind and considerate
went to tell the individual what she was doing. She also told her
that she would drive her back and forth to work each day
until she could start to make payments on the car purchased.

The individual came out to the car to get some of her belongings from
it. Starlet and her brother were standing behind the car while her
husband David climbed into the back seat to get the
individual's son's car seat. At that time she put the car in reverse and
angrily ran over  Starlet and her brother Brent.

Brent was able to roll away from the car and David who was in
the car tried to stop the individual but she shifted the car
and drove over Starlet once again. This final act of violence

committed by this individual caused Starlet's death.

At the time of her death she was in school to get her
degree in Corporate Law. She was truly a wonderful individual
who cared greatly for others. She will be missed
terribly by all those whose life she gave great meaning to.

Sadly the perpetrator of this crime only received three
years for Starlet's death. She most likely will be out

on probation soon and continue her life with her son.

Starlet's daughter will never be held in the arms
of her Mother again and this grieves her and all the
family of this wonderful beautiful soul that God
gave all the privilege of know for this short time on
earth.  Please pray for the family of Starlet Underwood.


~ Francine J. Pucillo ~

Story told through sister-in-law Leanne

Starlet Dawn Burrow Underwood

Always in Our Hearts

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