Shirley Burgess

Obituary of Shirley Lois Burgess

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Shirley L. Burgess, age 81, of Whitwell, TN passed away Sunday morning March 12, 2023. She was a member of Cartwright First Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert L. and Matilda L. White; husband, Joseph R. Burgess. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Jr.) Kilgore; two sons, David (Ann) Burgess and Joseph (Vonda) Burgess, all of Whitwell; grandchildren, Michael Whittemore, Billy Burgess, Caisee Whittemore and Logan Burgess; great-grandchildren, Faith and Michael Whittemore, Elizabeth and Levi Burgess, and Mia Floyd; brother, Dr. Thomas (Jane) White, Columbia, TN; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Hwy 28, Whitwell, TN. Family will receive friends Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m. CDT.
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