Michael Peter 'Mike' Bursavich
1955 - 2019
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A native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Mike passed away on November 22, 2019 on his mother's birthday, at the age of 64. He was born on March 22, 1955. Visitation will be Sunday, December 1st from 5pm to 8pm at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Visitation will resume on Monday, December 2nd at 10 am at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, 5354 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70805, with Mass following at 11 am with Father Sam Maranto, a longtime, close family friend. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lori Dodds Bursavich; sister Kathy B. Miyagi and husband Aki; brothers, Greg and wife Marsha, Joseph and wife Wanda, and Jude and wife Stacey; plus numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Joan Bursavich; brothers, Jon and Bart and his only son, Mikey. He was an avid fisherman and designer of fishing lures. He was involved in the development of the "tornado" lure among others. He played the guitar and loved music. He enjoyed photography, art and using his computer to further his hobbies. He spent many hours walking mountain trails, viewing the scenery, the waterfalls, the hills and valleys, and capturing them on film. He was very creative with his numerous interests and hobbies. He was invited to videotape numerous bluegrass bands and enjoyed their music. He worked with the elderly and was a great comfort to them. He recently renewed his relationship with God and his church. He touched many lives during his journey here on earth, and while he will be greatly missed by the ones he left behind there is a joyous reunion in Heaven.

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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, 2019.
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February 2, 2021
Mike -
You are a great brother and good at everything that you did.
I will think of you every day - and never forget you.

I just wish that I could talk to you sometimes - still.
Joey Bursavich
December 2, 2019
May God be with you all at this time and give you comfort and strength. Thinking of you all and so very sorry for your loss. Lots of love
December 1, 2019
I know you and jimmy are back together enjoying life again. Thank you for all your help during my time of grieving. Tell my husband, I miss and still love him. RIP
December 1, 2019
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December 1, 2019
Jude and family, Ann and my hearts are sad at the loss of your brother Michael and pray that our Lord will give you peace in this time of sadness. May God bless you and you entire family. Merville and Ann Treigle.
November 29, 2019
It was a pleasure knowing and working with you at the Cascades. Enjoyed the photos you shared of nature also..RIP Cheryl Gyant,
Cheryl Chunn
November 29, 2019
I know you're going to be missed by everyone that knew you, and I'm one of them! I'm glad I had the pleasure of knowing you and I'm glad I had the opportunity to work for you for many years. Rest in Paradise Mike, fly high with the Angels as you are now one of them❤ My deepest condolences to the family
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