Edith Mildred Burgess (1920-2012)
Edith Mildred Burgess age 92 of Farmington passed away peacefully Monday October 29 2012 at her home with her children by her side. She was born June 27 1920 at Farmington daughter of the late John William and Annie Cordelia (Chapman) Barnes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. John Walter Burgess Sr.; a son John Walter Burgess Jr.; six brothers Leonard Barnes Stirling Barnes Clyde Barnes Willard Barnes Herschel Barnes and Glenwood Barnes and four sisters Edna Huff Leanna Burgess Dorothy Potter and Lula Ely. Edith and John were married April 3 1937 at Fredericktown. As the wife of a minister Edith cared for her own family and the church families her husband served over the years in Michigan Louisiana and Pennsylvania. Upon retirement John and Edith returned to the Lead-Belt and became members of the Esther Church of the Nazarene where John served as associate pastor until his death in 1988. After John's death Edith moved to Farmington and at the time of her death she was a member of the Farmington Church of the Nazarene. Edith will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her children Betty D. Paul and husband Malcom of Foley Alabama Gerald L. Burgess and wife Sharon of Stanwood Michigan Glenn G. (Bud) Burgess and wife Dorthey of Mecosta Michigan Marla J. Walker and husband Jim of Waterford Michigan Wally Mersino and wife Corky of Orion Michigan; daughter-in-law LaVonne Burgess of Attica Michigan sister Elsie Clark of Lansing Michigan 16 grandchildren 33 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a host of loving nieces nephews other relatives neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends at the Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory on Thursday November 1 2012 from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday after 7 a.m. with a funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Cozean Chapel. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials if desired may be made to the . Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Share your memories leave condolences and view tribute at cozeanfuneralhome.com..
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