Joyce Ann Walter Burgess returned to her heavenly home on Friday (April 26, 2013) to celebrate eternal life with Jesus.
She devoted her life to God, to family and to serving others. Her favorite Scripture verses were Psalm 91, Romans 12, Isiah 40:28-31, and Philippians 3:14-21. She supported many lives through her prayers and kindness.
She loved Bradford and resided here for her entire life. She was born in Bradford on Dec. 3, 1935, to Harold W. Walter and Victoria M. Zook Walter. She married the love of her lifetime, Raymond W. Burgess, on Aug. 20, 1955.
She is survived by her loving husband and her five children, Roy Burgess of Richmond, Texas, Vicki Kurgan of Fort Wayne, Ind., Keith Burgess of Franklin, Tenn., Linda Burgess-Budzinski of Gun Barrel City, Texas, and Steven Burgess of Bradford. She was blessed with nine grandchildren.
Private services are being held by the immediate family at their convenience. There is no visitation at her request. In place of memorials, she asked for extra prayers for her family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com