Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 12, 2012 11:06 am EST


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MOUNT VERNON — Shirley J. Burgess, 68, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born May 20, 1944, in Council, Va., the daughter of the late Thurman and Ada (Helton) Lester.

Shirley retired from Rice-Chadwick Rubber Co. in Killbuck.

She is survived by her children, Doug (Toni) Burgess and Delores “Dee” (Joseph) Zeller, both of Mount Vernon, and Donald (Megan) Burgess of Ada; grandchildren, William (Heather) Burgess, Bradley (Jessica) Burgess, Brittany and Brook Zeller and Callie Burgess; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Zoe, Kylee and Kiara Burgess; Julian and Addison Burgess; JaKason Zeller; Wyatt and Logan Morrison; and Mia Taylor.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Burgess; daughter, Deatrice Burgess; and a brother, Willie Lester.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Amity Cemetery with The Rev. Clarence Yates officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to: Hospice of Knox County.

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