Michael D. ‘Donnie’ ‘Bumper’ Rhodes-Burross, 26

Michael D. “Donnie” “Bumper” Rhodes-Burross, 26, of Long Neck, Del., passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at home. He was a landscaper. Known to many as “Donnie” and some closest to him as “Bumper.” He was an avid car fan, and loved music, playing pool, landscaping and working outdoors. He loved to laugh and was a “social bee” that enjoyed making new friends. He loved to talk on the phone so much that his family called him “the operator.” Life was sometimes difficult, but now he is free. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, as he left them too soon. Rhodes-Burross is survived by his parents, David and Kristen Rhodes Burross of Long Neck; a son, Nicholas Burross, and his mother, Tara Mitchell of Philadelphia, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Arthur L. “Butchie-Boy” Rhodes Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Bressler, Pa. and Judith Miller of Harrisburg, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Imogene Glimpse of Sardis, Tenn.; two sisters, Jessica Burross of Savannah, Tenn. and Kelly-Linn Burross of Long Neck; five uncles, William Rhodes, Arthur Rhodes III, Michael Hoover, Steven Hoover and Larry Hoover; three aunts, his “Aunt Nimmy” Stacey Avery of Steelton, Pa., Lisa Burross and Teresa Clark; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the Prince of Peace Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 815 S. 2nd Street, Steelton, Pa. 17113. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up to take care of his son. The family asks for contributions to the account of Nicholas M. Burross, Acct. #61526390, c/o Wilmington Trust Co., Rodney Square North, 1100 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19890