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Chapel Hill Funeral Home

542 West 52nd Street, Anniston, AL

OBITUARY

Virginia "Kathy" Katherine (Smith) Burgess

May 24, 1942December 26, 2019
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Alexandria – Virginia Katherine Burgess of Alexandria went to be with the Lord on 12/26/19. Services will be led by Pastor Tommy Miller with burial to follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. Funeral services will be at Chapel Hill Funeral Home on Sunday December 29, 2019 at 1p.m., with visitation starting at 11:30. She was a nurse for 30 years in Anniston. She loved helping her patients and being there for them when they needed her. Mrs. Virginia leaves behind a loving husband of 57 years, John D. Burgess of Alexandria; two sons, John Stacey Burgess (wife Kendale) of Ohatchee, and Bradley Scott Burgess (wife Sandra) of Alexandria; seven grandchildren, Trent Burgess (wife Erin) of Moody; Katie Burgess of Alexandria, Nicole Hicks (husband Matt) of Ragland, Nakescha Butenschon of Boco Raton, Reagan Burgess of Kentucky, Kenley Gardner(husband Josh) of Alexandria and Kameron Russell of Pensacola; three great grandchildren, Easton and Wyatt Burgess, and Mia Butenschon; three brothers, Ronnie Smith of Opelika, David Smith (wife Elaine) of Oxford, Richard Smith of Anniston; and one sister Shirley Hughes of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ola Mae Smith; brother Frank Smith; sister Dorothy Dougher, and son, Frank Butenschon IV. Mrs. Virginia was a loving wife and mother who loved the Lord. Her smile and laugh will surely be missed. She loved her family and was always there for them. Pallbearers are Billy Ray Robertson, Horace McMichael, Jerry Burgess, Richard Smith, David Smith, and Trent Burgess. Honorary Pallbearers are Howard Goodwin, Norman Hammonds, Wendall Reid, and Leigh Hemphill. The family would especially like to thank April Fulmer, Richard Smith, Labreeska Green (RN), and Doctor Tamra McIntosh and staff, for we could not have made it through this without them. Mom, we love you and will see you again. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • John D Burgess, Husband
  • John Stacey Burgess (Kendale), Son
  • Bradley Scott Burgess (Sandra), Son
  • Trent Burgess (Erin), Grandchild
  • Katie Burgess, Grandchild
  • Nicole Hicks (Matt), Grandchild
  • Nakescha Butenschon, Grandchild
  • Easton Burgess, Great Grandchild
  • Wyatt Burgess, Great Grandchild
  • Mia Butenschon, Great Grandchild
  • Ronnie Smith, Brother
  • David Smith (Elaine), Brother
  • Richard Smith, Brother
  • Shirley Hughes, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Billy Ray Robertson, Active
  • Horace McMichael, Active
  • Jerry Burgess, Active
  • Richard Smith, Active
  • David Smith, Active
  • Trent Burgess, Active
  • Howard Goodwin, Honorary
  • Norman Hammonds, Honorary
  • Wendall Reid, Honorary
  • Leigh Hemphill, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 29, 2019

Memories

Virginia "Kathy" Katherine (Smith) Burgess

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Amanda Goldman

December 28, 2019

I first met Kathy when I was 15. Immediately, I was drawn to her beauty, wit and genuine kindness. She was like a 2nd Mom to me, one I could share my deepest thoughts and secrets, and her house was a safe haven for me and all of my girlfriends. We would all pile up on her infamous water bed and talk and laugh until literally our sides hurt! She took all of us girls on several beach trips and she always gave us the most thoughtful , beautiful gifts! She took care of everybody that she knew and wanted everyone to feel loved and special. I hate to admit that later in life, I let life get away from me and I haven't visited or seen her in many years. I will always consider Kathy one of the best friends I will ever have! Many of my fondest memories include her! I will never forget Kathy's beautiful smile and laugh. Most of all, I miss her amazing hugs and heartfelt talks. Kathy, I love you very much and I know that you are now an eternal angel!

Martha Horton Caton

December 28, 2019

Bubb, Stacy, and Bradley, I was so sorry to hear about Kathy. I am her cousin in Texas. To y’all and the entire family may God bless you with peace and comfort during this time. From all the Horton family!

Anne Hemphill

December 28, 2019

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December 28, 2019

Elaine Smith

December 27, 2019

I miss you so so much. I will always cherish the days we spent together solving the Worlds problems, and our own, lol. You are the one that was finally able to teach me how to fold a fitted sheet. I hear you laughter everyday. I cry for you. Be at peace now. There will never be another KATHY.

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