|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 2011|
VIRGINIA MELVIN BURGESS, 84, Columbia
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Columbia for Mrs. Virginia Melvin Burgess, 84, of Columbia, who died Saturday, Oct. 15 at her residence. Interment will be in the Lake Hills Park Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Laurel. Dr. Bryant Barnes, Dr. Dick Allison and the Rev. Wayne Ward will be officiating at the services. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Hathorn Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burgess was born in Laurel in 1927. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mississippi and her Master's Degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was in clinical practice with her husband, Dr. C. Duane Burgess until her retirement in 1999. She was a former member of University Baptist Church in Hattiesburg for forty years and was a current member of First Baptist Church of Columbia. Virginia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling around the world with her husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard B. Melvin and Zelma Mae Melvin; brother, Leonard B. Melvin, Jr. and son, Charles D. Burgess Jr. Survivors include her devoted husband of 55 years, Duane Burgess, M.D. of Columbia; three daughters, Teri D. Burgess of Grapevine, Texas, Bonita Beckham (Rick) of Princeton, Texas and Zelma Magee (Robin) of Columbia; daughter-in-law, Teri-Jene Burgess of Turlock, Calif.; brother, Harold Melvin (Peggy) of Laurel; three sisters, Jean Carrigan (John) of Laurel, Joyce Bennett of Springfield, Mo., and Zelma Gandy (John V.) of Savannah, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to the Marion County Food Pantry of Columbia or a favorite charity.
Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Created by: Gwen Langley Pittman
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
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