Elizabeth D. 'Liz' Cross

Sep 19, 1958 - Jun 3, 2014


A native of Sacramento, Elizabeth Cross was born to Dunice Hammond and J.C. Brazier in 1958. She graduated high school from J.F. Kennedy in 1976. In high school Liz was known for her smile, Afro, and dance moves.

Liz was the second child of six. Her siblings include Monica, Vicky, Eric, Tony, and Kathy. From her siblings she had a host of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Liz had three children and five bonus children. Her three children Deneva, Adonis, and Alexander will most remember their mom for her positivity and love of music. LeMayo I LaTisha, Tajuana, Tybu, and Tasia will miss her openness and talks.

Mark Burch was Liz’s partner for more then 20 years. Together they had seven grandchildren. Ra Shan, Wynter, Lyric, Tariq, Lanae, Tiana, and Taj. Liz repeatedly discussed how much she loved her grand kids and loved spoiling them with lots of snacks!

At Franchise Tax Board Liz touched many lives. She will be know to her team as a listener and a great shoulder to lie on. She was a hard worker that made a strong impact on every life she touched.


  • Enrico C. Cross says:

    Way too soon, still have no words that make any sense.

  • Jivana Bradley says:

    I will always remember your smile auntie. I love you and may you rest in peace with big momma, granddad and my father.

  • Oni & Grace Brown says:

    May God be with you during this time difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Her spirit,warmth, smile evertything you felt around her is always going to be present. Cherish the memories, she is still smiling from above. Love Oni & Grace Brwon

  • Dora Audette says:

    Sorry for your loss Deneva. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time

  • Gale & Craig Rinehart says:

    Your smile will live on in every life you touched. May peace be with your family every day.

  • Todd Roberts says:

    Liz- you will always be in my heart for the support and compassion you gave into our friendship. Your guidance and input during the most challenging time of my life made more of an impact than you will ever know. One of my fondest memories of going to work each day, was walking by your desk and being greeted with your smile. To your family, I offer my condolences and sympathy. Liz is truly a light to many, and I will miss my friend dearly.

  • Trudi Fechner says:

    I will miss Liz’s smile and her kind words at work. She was truly a wonderful person and I will miss her. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Belinda Brewington says:

    I will miss my dear cousin Liz. For many years Liz and I would call each other with the latest news about our families. A few years ago we had a chance to see each other again. I got to hug Liz and say I love you. One of my foundest memories of Liz is when Uncle Jay was stationed in Delaware; Uncle Chester and I was sent there to spend a few weeks with the family. We had a great time! I will always remember Liz’s gentle spirit. Cousin Liz is gone but not forgotten.

  • AJ Brazier says:

    RIP aunt liz I love and miss you dearly. It still hasn’t fully sunk in that your gone! I will forever miss our talks and the joy you brought to Our family! I am also so grateful for you and mark for allowing me to stay with you after my mom passed and until my sister could get everything in order! Tell my mom and aunt Vicky hi for me. Rest easy, love your nephew AJ

  • Shameka Simpkins says:

    Aunt Liz was such a sweet person. I have so many great memories of her while growing up and I truly will miss her. Rest in paradise…Love you…Shameka

  • Vernita Bradley says:

    Deneva, my prayers and love to you and family. Liz will TRULY be missed. I will miss her beautiful smile. I am so thankful for the time that God has allowed her to be a part of our lives. May God continue to strengthen and keep you and the family, one day at a time. Love you. . . . Aunt Nita

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