Elizabeth C. Burgess

Tallahassee, Florida

1948 - 2020 (Age 76)


Tallahassee, Florida


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Elizabeth C. Burgess

Tallahassee - Elizabeth C. Burgess passed away on Sunday, May 31, in Tallahassee, FL, after a brief illness.

Homegoing service will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11 am at St. John A.M.E. Church Cemetery, 4445 Bainbridge Hwy, Quincy, FL. Viewing will be Friday, June 5, 2020 12 (Noon) to 6 pm at Strong & Jones Funeral Home and Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am at the cemetery.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents O.D. Perine, Louis Aubrey, and Beulah Sykes Perine Aubrey, her brothers, James Perine, David Perine, Sr. and Robert Perine; her beloved sister-in-law, Rose Perine; her brother-in-law, Harold "Pigeon" Sims; her nephews, Ronald Perine and Andre Sims; and her nieces Rochelle Sims and Sherika McCray.

She leaves to cherish her legacy and memory, her husband, CW5(R) Joseph Burgess, Jr.; her daughter, Dr. Kimberly Burgess of Albany, GA; her son, Joseph L. Burgess (Shannon) of Tallahassee, FL; two brothers, Gregory Perine, Sr., and Gary Aubrey, (Margaret) of St. Louis, MO; three sisters, Joyce Sims, Brenda Blockton (William), and Marguerite McGhee (Robert) of St. Louis, MO; three brothers-in-law, Deacon John Burgess and Elder Henry Burgess, (Linda) of Detroit, MI, and Bishop Jake Burgess (Estelle) of Tallahassee, FL; one sister-in-law, Ella McMillan of Mt. Pleasant, FL; two grandsons, Deronte Burgess and Micah Lewis; a granddaughter, Alana Waddell; two godsons, Gregory Sims Sr. and Douglas Valdez; and a host of nieces, nephews, and adopted children along the way.

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Mrs. Liz,
It was such a pleasure getting to know, for me you were like family, another auntie. Ill miss those tight hugs, a hug that was straight from the heart and full of love. I know Zay will miss yall talk about the Patriots... thank you for being an amazing and true friend to my mom, and thank you for being a beautiful person inside and out. You will be forever in our hearts and you will be forever missed.
May you rest in paradise.
Love Haley and Zay

May the love of friends and family carry you through. Love William and Darlene McNeair

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My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the Burgess family on the loss of your beloved Mother, may she rest in peace in the arms of the good Lord. Sincerely, Alice Mathis

May God strengthen your spirit and hold your heart in the palm of His peace. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Thinking of you Kim and your family on today and the days to come.

Deacon Burgess, I am going to miss my girl, she was funny, kind, giving and loving. The best chocolate chip cookie and pound cake maker ever. My condolences to you and the family

Joe...I am so sorry for your loss. If your momma was anything like you, she had a huge heart. Many prayers for you and your family as you celebrate her life.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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