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Nancy Burgess Gofus  (Age 63)  
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after a short battle with an aggressive cancer. Born on November 24, 1953 in Waycross, GA, she was the daughter of J.J. (Jack) and Mary Mercer Burgess.Nancy was an executive with a number of companies within the telecommunications and internet domain industries for over 35 years. She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, VA and was also deeply involved with a number of non-profit organizations. A proud graduate of the College of William and Mary, Class of 1975, she was the outgoing Chair of the College of William and Mary Foundation Board. She had previously served as chair of the Volunteers of America National Board and was currently serving on the board of the Volunteers of America - Chesapeake. She is survived by her husband, Joe, her children, J. Matthew Gofus (Kate) and Kathryn Scholfield (Tyler) and two grandchildren, Margaret and Jack Gofus. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Mercer Burgess and her brother, J. Michael Burgess.The family will receive friends on Sunday. October 22, 5 to 7 p.m. at Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon. A funeral service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Monday, October 23, 11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the College of William and Mary or Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon. Details of funeral arrangements can be found at:  

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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 20, 2017.
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December 5, 2017
My name is Wanda Floden, daughter of Ruby and Howard Hodgkins. My mother just told me of Nancy's passing. Mom was told by a neighbor. I am so sorry. My mother used to take care of her daughter and son. Please give my deepest sympathy to Joe and the kids.
Wanda Floden
November 13, 2017
Nancy came to MCI in 2003, during the hard time for the business. I was in Human Resources in the Atlanta facility. Nancy was highly regarded and exceptionally respected throughout the time that she worked for the company. Everyone that talked about her, expressed what a smart,warm, value added executive to the company she was, including me. I was so very sorry to recently passed away. Prayers and condolences are sent to her her husband, children and family during this hard time.
Most Sincerely, Joan G. Payne, Atlanta, GA
Joan G. Payne
October 23, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Nancy. I was hoping that the doctors would find a cure for Nancy's ailment. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Susan Leader
October 21, 2017
I am saddened and shocked to hear of your loss. I never met Nancy, but can only wish now I'd had the opportunity. Rachel and I will be praying for you in your time of sorrow. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Mike Duerksen
October 20, 2017
Nancy ran the AT&T office at Silver
Spring Central office. It was a pleasure to work for her. My condolences.
edward Schuster
October 20, 2017
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October 20, 2017
My condolence to the family. May the peace of God and the fond memories you cherish comfort and sustain you in your time of need.
October 20, 2017
I remember Nancy in homeroom at Norview H.S. She was always friendly and very sweet. I am sorry to hear of her passing. I know in her lune of work she touched many people in so many ways. Prayers for the family and friends.
Rev. Dr. Nancy Butner Moore, Wakefield, Va.
October 20, 2017
I am shocked and sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I enjoyed our time working together at PIR.
Larry Martin
October 20, 2017
Our sincere and deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort strengthen you and bless you with peace during your grieving process. (Psalm 29:11)
October 20, 2017

We were so very sorry to get your email concerning Nancy's passing. It always seems that we are never ready, especially when the passing is so quickly! Our condolences to you and all of your family in this difficult time.

As Kathryn and I mentioned in our Rover card, if there is anything either of us can do to help during this sad time, please feel free to call/email us. You have our contact info.

All the Rovers were saddened when we heard the news. We hope to see you soon. Please keep in touch.

Your friends,
Michael & Kathryn Martin
Mike Martin
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