Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV


Ruth Nancy Burgess

December 13, 1934July 27, 2020

Ruth Nancy Burgess, age 85, of Mount Hope, West Virginia passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. Ruth was born December 13, 1934 in Birchton, West Virginia to the late Stella Lusher Rakes and Dewey Rakes.

Ruth is survived by her sons, George Thomas Burgess, Isaac Patrick Burgess, Eric Lee Burgess, Julius Lemar Burgess, Steven Dale Burgess, Michael Ray Burgess, Jeffery Allen Burgess; daughters, Rhonda Elaine Burgess Gray, Katheryn Rakes Weresow and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cleve Burgess and son, James Larry Burgess.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:30 am. Friends may gather with the family from 10:00 - 11:30 am. JD Perdue and sons will serve as pallbearers.


  • Dewey Rakes, Father (deceased)
  • Stella Lusher Rakes, Mother (deceased)
  • Cleve Burgess, Husband (deceased)
  • James Larry Burgess, Son (deceased)
  • George Thomas Burgess, Son
  • Isiac Patrick Burgess, Son
  • Eric Lee Burgess, Son
  • Julius Lemar Burgess, Son
  • Steven Dale Burgess, Son
  • Michael Ray Burgess, Son
  • Jeffery Allen Burgess, Son
  • Rhonda Elaine Burgess Gray, Daughter
  • Katheryn Rakes Weresow, Daughter
  • Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020


Ruth Nancy Burgess

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Savanna Perdue

August 5, 2020

I love you and miss you dearly grandma i know your not in anymore pain though...I will see your beautiful face again soon until then I will be thinking of you every second of every day....

Robert Ruff

July 31, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you all and bring you comfort and peace through this very difficult time. We are sending our love and Prayers to all of you.

Jackie Vandall

July 30, 2020

She was a wonderful Lady and a dear friend,prayers for the family,rest in Peace,Ruth.

Susan and Charles Shinn

July 29, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace during this extremely difficult time. ❤🙏
Charles and Susan Shinn

janette and John RAKES

July 29, 2020

John and I want to send our condolences to all of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.So sorry we can't be there . Sending our love John and Janette

Sharon burgess Burgess

July 29, 2020

Ruth though it's been years I love you with all my heart
My children have lost a great woman
I love you and my prayers are with your family.

Susan Hucks

July 29, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around y’all and bring you comfort, she was a strong lady and will be missed. Prayers for y’all

Marsha Rakes

July 28, 2020

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you all.

Tina Thomas

July 28, 2020

Michael and Burgess Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. You all are in our prayers daily. God Bless you all.

-Bubba and Tina Thomas
Concord, NC