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.
Published in The Progress-Index on Dec. 18, 2009.