Mary Frances Brown Burgess, age 84, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. Born in Northampton County on September 21, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Garland Edison Brown and Flaura Pritchette Brown. She was also predeceased in death by her husband, Joseph Norman Burgess and by one brother-in-law, Richard Tabb.
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Frances was retired from Montgomery Wards with twenty-years of service as a jewelry salesperson. She was a member of Southside Baptist church. Frances cherished her family and never met a stranger. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Norma Wells and her husband James Robert of Sharpsburg, NC; one son, Keith Burgess and his wife Debra of Rocky Mount, NC; her sisters, Kathleen Evans and her husband Ellis of Murfreesboro, NC and Ann Evans of Franklin, VA. Frances is survived by her grandchildren, Donnie Wayne Lynch and his wife Sandra; Christi Burgess Viverette and her husband David, Ambriel Frances Burgess and one great-grandchild, Dillon Keith Viverette.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday August 26, 2014 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. A service to remember Frances will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in the chapel of Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, with Pastor Ken Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Aug. 26, 2014