Thelma "Juanita" Burgess

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Mrs. Thelma "Juanita" Burgess, age 83, of Westville passed away July 22, 2011. She was born July 15, 1928 in Geneva, Alabama to Walter and Ester Bryant Howell. Mrs. Burgess was a resident of Leonia. She was Baptist by faith and a member of the Leonia Baptist Church. She worked as a custodian for the Holmes County School District before retiring. She also worked as a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and cooking for her family.
Mrs. Burgess is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Drew M. Burgess of 67 years of marriage; one son, Donnie Burgess; one grandson, Jeremy Brake; two brothers Cecil Howell and James Howell and sister Janice Baker.
Mrs. Burgess is survived by her one son, David D. Burgess and wife Donna of Leonia, Florida; one daughter, Paula Casewell and husband Mike of Panama City, Florida; one brother, Paul Howell of Geneva, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Stephen Burgess, Greg Burgess and wife Tanya, Kristina Burgess, John Burgess, Shannon Riley and husband Dale, Patrick Burgess, Keith Casewell and wife Leigh and Stacy Casewell; and 12 great grandchildren, Andrew, Drew, Kyle, Carly, Dylan, Zach, Fairen, McKinley, Ayden James, Jacob and Sierra.
A time of Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2011, at Darlington Baptist Church; 4751 Street Highway 2 East, Westville, Florida 32464. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2011, at Darlington Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodd Jones and the Rev. Frank McIntosh officiating. Burial followed in the Darlington Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Groce, Keith Casewell, Patrick Burgess, Greg Burgess, Zach Kralik and Dyllan Kralik. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Aug. 3, 2011