News Death Notice
BURGESS, Benjamin "Benny" Beloved father of Lakishma Sims (Alex), and Tiana Kelly (David), dear sister of Beverly White (James), and Deborah Riley (Donald) all of Middletown, loving grandfather of Taylor Burgess and Kennedy Sims, and a host of other relatives and friends. Benny was born to the late Booker T. and Annie Burgess on July 20, 1952. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1970. He then went on to serve in the United States Army from 1971 - 1975 where he was honorably discharged . During his lifetime Benny was a lifeguard at Douglas pool, was a member of the Explorers Club and worked for a local paper mill. He was known to be an avid jazz fan and for his sense of style. He passed away on August 22 age 61. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug 31, 12 noon at Faith United Church, 9 Baltimore St., Middletown, OH, Rev. Michael Bailey, Pastor. Visitation from 11am until time of service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Hall-Jordan & Pretty Memorial Chapel.