Cordelia Elizabeth Burgess

January 25, 1943May 6, 2019

Cordelia “Elizabeth” Burgess, 76, of Amarillo passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2019.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm at the Griggs Schooler Gordon Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell Ave. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 2pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director's Pioneer Chapel, with Deborah Huffman presiding. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, 14200 Interstate 27.

Elizabeth was born on January 25, 1943 in Graham, Texas to Walter William and Alma Cordelia Burgess(Riddle). She attended and graduated from high school in Fort Worth, Texas. She was married to Leland Roberson for 26 years until his passing in 1988. She was the First District Manager of McKesson for 14 years. Because of her “connections”, she would also make top pay at the Cosmetics Counter of Albertson’s for 8 years. Her life was dedicated to her loving family. Her favorite quote was, “Always focus on family”.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Floyd Riddle Burgess, husband Leland Roberson; son Daniel Leland Roberson and great-great granddaughter Ocean Roberson . Those left to cherish her memory are her brother Allen William Burgess and wife Judy of Amarillo, sister Polly Swearingen of Amarillo; son Ted Alan Roberson and wife Lynita of Amarillo, daughters Deborah Narducci and husband Maurice of Dallas, Tonya Patton of Amarillo, Dona Parker and husband Lewis of Amarillo, Vonda Malena of Amarillo; 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019


Cordelia Elizabeth Burgess

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Kerry Don Webb

May 6, 2019

I’m so sad to hear of your passing Aunt Beth. You will be missed dearly, but I know that you’re in a better place and have joined Mom & Aunt VaRue along with All of our Family that are in Heaven.

I Love You! ❤️
Kerry Don Webb