Emily J.O. Burge
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Emily Janice Owen Burge, 66, of Colonial Heights, passed away Dec. 15, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her dear mother, Kathleen Trent Owen.

She is survived by her four children, Robin Lynn, Richard Duane, De'Anna Leigh Kiser and Robert Bruce Burge Jr. She was affectionately know as Mamoo by her grandchildren, William Jeffery and Gabrielle Emily-Anne Kiser, and Kathryn Evan. She also is survived by her brother, Burton Lacy Owen and his wife, Patricia; and her devoted niece, Catherine Pond.

Emily was a dental assistant for over 40 years: 20 years for Dr. Richard Roadcap. Prior to that she was with Dr. Richard Wray and Dr. Richard Bates for 20 years.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to Kim Dobson, Agnes Adom and Emily Moody for all of their heart-felt love and care given to Emily during her recent illness.

A celebration of life will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Emily's favorite restaurant, The Colonial Restaurant, 1 Dunlop Village, Colonial Heights.

Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.

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Published in The Progress-Index on Dec. 18, 2009.
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December 24, 2009
To Emily's family,

We were so sorry to hear of Emily's passing, and wish you all the peace and strength to deal with your loss.

Billy Drewry & Anne Titmus
December 22, 2009
Dee, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Cindy Blackwell
December 20, 2009
Emily with tears in my eyes I say good bye but I know we will meet again in heaven and there we shall give each other a big hug and smile. love your dear friend Agnes.
December 20, 2009
I'll miss a Dear friend that I also worked with in Dr. Wray's office for 20 yrs. We shared much together, happiness and sorry. My love is extended to the family. Lovingly, Joyce Thacker (Port Orange, Florida)
December 19, 2009
Robin,

I am so sorry to hear about the lost of your mother. I recently lost my father October 28th and know how painful this is. You are in my thoughts and prayers...
Joyce Harville
December 18, 2009
Ms.Emily You are going to be missed dearly. I can"t imagine going to Dr.Roadcaps without your sweet smile. gone but never forgotten. Tom and Brenda Thermos and family
December 18, 2009
De, I am so sorry for you and your siblings. Our mother passed away in July 2009. I feel saden all over again. Please know you are in our thoughts for I know your mother will be dearly missed.
Michele Anderson O'Berry
December 18, 2009
Ms. Emily, it was always a pleasure to see your smiling beautiful face at Dr. Roadcaps. We will miss you sweet lady...
Robbie & Glenda Mingloski and family
Glenda Mingloski
December 18, 2009
It saddens me to know that Emily has passed and I did not get to see her. I do think of all of you often because you were part of a chapter in my life. I pray God will keep you and give you courage and strenght through this time. Emily will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Robin Clampitt Shell
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