ABA and its Members Mourn the Loss of Udean Burke

ABA and its Members Mourn the Loss of Udean Burke

Dear ABA Members,

With a heavy heart, ABA and Christian Tours mourns the loss of founder and owner of Christian Tours, Udean Burke. His sweet smile, witty humor, and loving heart were just a few of the many attributes he possessed. It is well known that he loved the transportation and tour industry and considered everyone a friend.

The husband and wife team of Udean and the late Nancy Burke formed Christian Tours over 38 years ago.  Christian Tours has been an active member of ABA since 1998. The company also owns and operates two other divisions Burke Educational Travel and Burke International Tours Travel Agency. With the Christian values of the company, the company is still family owned and operated by Mellonee Owenby, the daughter of the late Nancy and Udean Burke.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church in Maiden, NC. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church in Maiden. The family will be available to greet friends after the service at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church Family Life Center. A private burial will be held at Center View Baptist Church in Maiden.

On behalf of the ABA and its members, we are keeping the entire Burke and Christian Tours family in our loving thoughts and prayers.

Please click here for the full obituary and for information on how to send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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