Hundreds Of Bais Faiga Girls Pay Respect To 30 Year Lakewood Crossing Guard

PHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED 12:25 PM] Hundreds of Bais Faiga girls lined Courtney Avenue this morning to pay respect to 30 year Lakewood Crossing Guard Ella Mary Burdge. Mrs. Burdge, who passed away earlier this week, served as a Crossing Guard for many years on Forest Avenue and 6th Street, safely crossing thousands of girls.

She was 86.

Mrs. Burdge is also the mother of two Lakewood Police Officers, Officers Kenneth Burdge and Patricia Van de Zilver. Her husband Ensley Burdge, served as a Lakewood Detective many years ago.

Police escorted the hearse from D’lias Funeral Home to Magnolia Drive, where she lived, and then to the cemetery, via Courtney Avenue.

Attending the funeral were Mayor Menashe Miller, Police Chief Rob Lawson and many off-duty officers and Crossing Guards. TLS.

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  1. 25 years ago we lived on that corner and she was the nicest person you could meet. It’s a tough corner and could get really crazy sometimes (even then) but she handled it all with professionalism and personal warmth. We will miss her. Our condolences to the family.

  2. I dont Know her, but all I can say to the family is that she will be rewarded in the world to come. For helping so many children go to school safely.

  3. over 25 years ago when the Cheder was in the Legion Building she would hold us by the hand and gently cross us and acompany us till the Cheder. What a Zchus/Merit she had. We kept up with her till today she remmeberd all of our names.

  4. She has been crossing my children for years! How befitting it was that my granddaghter in Bais Faiga was able to show hakoras hatov and appreciation.

  5. Thank you all for the kind comments. My mom was so proud of her job and loved all the kids. They were also the love of her life. She could not wait to go to work each and every day.
    The outporing of the love the community has shown to her and our family has truly touched our hearts.

  6. I lived on 6th st my whole child hood. Ela must have crossed me hundrets of times she always a had a smile on her face.
    She will always be missed.

  7. Gd appropriate it is that she was able to be buried right near the spot that she served her duties coincidence? I think not

  8. it would be nice to see the girls stand out for memorial and verterans day also. Lakewood forgot all our brothers who were killed in action during our wars

  9. #23
    I attend the Memorial Day parade every year. It would also be nice to see public school children lined up as well…………

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