Charles Roland Burgess

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Funeral service for Charles Roland Burgess, 78, will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at Faith Temple Christian Center in Jacksonville, with the Rev. T.R. Harper, the Rev. Charles Parris and Mike Almaroad officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Mr. Burgess died on his birthday, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Linda Welch Burgess, of Jacksonville; two daughters, Kelly (David) Burgess Nickolson, of Jacksonville and Nickie (Marty) McLeod, of Jacksonville; four sons, Charles Michael (Louise) Burgess, of Piedmont, Louie Blake (Sheila) Burgess, of Piedmont, Thomas Brett (Frances) Burgess, of Jonesville, S.C. and James "Bear" Welch; of Jacksonville; a special daughter-in-law, Remona Burgess, of Sumter, S.C.; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Linda (Donald) Bryant, of Jacksonville, Jan Dumas, of Sevierville, Tenn., Neva Kay Parris, of Fla. and Charlotte Burgess, of Alexandria; three brothers, Harold (Cathy) Burgess, of Golden Springs, Jeff Burgess, of Gadsden and Wayne Dunagan, of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be members of the Almaroad family. Mr. Burgess was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was a faithful and loving friend to many. He spent his working career as a mechanic, being self-employed and helping others in their time of need. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. Mr. Burgess was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Thomas Burgess and Jewell Frances Mangum Burgess Dunagan; his first wife, Alice Estes Burgess; two sons, Roland Eugene Burgess and Michael Welch; two grandsons, Phillip Michael Burgess and Shelly McClain Smith; one granddaughter, Tiffany Brooke Dunagan; two sisters, Jean Dunagan and Elizabeth Medders; one brother, Jimmy Dunagan; and one sister-in-law, Brenda Dunagan. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Almaroad family for their love and support over the many years and especially through the last five weeks. Also, deep gratitude is extended to his loving caregiver and nurse, Amanda Johnson. Online condolences to the family at: K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 28, 2015