OBITUARY

Lillie Mae Burress

20 January, 19266 October, 2021

Lillie Gossett Burress, 95, passed away on October 6, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was born on January 20, 1926 in Memphis, Texas to Arthur Gossett and Tarlie Hale Gossett. Her parents were migrant workers and she and her siblings traveled and worked from south Texas to the panhandle of Texas until she became school age. She graduated form Idalou High School in 1943.

Lillie married Marvin Burress in August 1945 and they had five daughters. Although she worked in several areas which included waitress, dry cleaning, and driver for a photography company, her most enjoyable and fulfilling work was with Litton Industries where she made computer boards for the Navy ships and NASA. She retired from there when the company moved from Lubbock to California. She was active in Eastern Stars and with Marvin in the VFW. Once her oldest four girls were of school age, she worked outside the home, but continued to support and encourage them in their activities. She and Marvin were baptized when the girls were young and was raised in the Baptist church.

She was predeceased by husband, Marvin Burress and daughters, Marietta and Patricia Burress and Gale Burress Head.

Lillie is survived by daughters Cynthia Halstead of Fort Worth and Karla Säfström of Stolkhom, Sweden; grandsons, David Halstead of Fort Worth and Matthew Auresto of San Antonio and 4 great grandchildren, Cameron, Danyl, Brandon, and Alexandria Halstead.

  • FAMILY

  • Cynthia Halstead, Daughter
  • Karla Säfström, Daughter
  • David Halstead, Grandson
  • Matthew Auresto, Grandson
  • 4 great grandchildren Cameron, Danyl, Brandon, and Alexandria Halstead

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 13 October , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, 14 October , 2021

Memories

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Rhonda Petty

14 October 2021

Lillie was my second mama. She was always willing to stand in for my own mama when she couldn't be here. I loved this special woman so much. She was witty, corky and always quick to give a stern word if needed. But she did it all with love and compassion! We spent many hours sitting and talking over a cookie n cup of coffee. The world was definitely a better place because of her.

Ken and Connie Cox

13 October 2021

Lilly has always been one of my most favorite aunts. Funny, witty, and just one of the kindest and sweetest people I have had the pleasure to know my whole life. She could make you laugh and fill good just by being around her. Love and miss you Aunt Lilly.

Annetta Fincher

13 October 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Lillie. It is hard to focus on just one. She was a beautiful Christian lady with a dry sense of humor and quick wit for every situation. I had the honor and privilege of picking her up from the airport on many occasions whenever she would come visit Mama. We had a great time at the local Swap Meet. Like the time we rented a scooter for her to make the experience easier. I had to walk close by her side since she couldn’t see how to drive or maneuver it. We laughed about that on more than one occasion. Whenever she and Mama would get together, a great time was to be had by all. As she has moved on to join her loved ones in Heaven, I can hear her say “I’m glad you got to see me”. We love you Aunt Lillie!

Vickie Olgin

13 October 2021

What a beautiful Christian woman loved by so many!

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