OBITUARY

Mary Florence Burcham Addison

December 24, 1928December 29, 2010

Funeral Services for Mary Florence Addison, 82, are set for 1:00 P.M. Thursday, December 30, 2010 at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Randy Bostick officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00 until service time. Burial will be at Vandiver Cemetery.

Ms. Addison passed away at Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Facility in Florence, Ala. after an extended illness. Before moving to Florence, Al. Addison was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid antique collector. Her favorite collections consisted of cut glass and other glassware. She was an award winning interior decorator.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Blanche Little Burcham.

Ms. Addison is survived by three sons, Ron Addison (Elizabeth) of Florence, Al., George Stanley Addison (Leslie) of Memphis, TN., and Sean Paul Addison (Lynn) of Decateur, Al.; one daughter, Karen Leigh Patat of Memphis, Tn.; three brothers, James Frank Burcham, George Burcham, Jr., and Bill Burcham; thirteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Condolences may be left at mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com .

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 30, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Rose and Keith McPeters

January 3, 2011

Ron and Family,

Rose and I were deeply saddened to learn of Mrs. Addison's passing. May the Holy Comforter surround you with sufficient love, grace, and peace to meet your needs during this time of loss, sadness, and grief.

With our deepest sympathy,

Rose and Keith McPeters

January 3, 2011

Ron and Family,

We were so so sorry to learn of your mother's pasing. Rose and I will keep you in our prayers. May the Holy Comforter suround all of you with love and support during this time of loss and grief.

With heartfelt condolences,

Rose and Keith McPeters

Marty Elliott

December 31, 2010

Dear Ron, Stanley, Kay and Sean,
You, Flo and your dad were our next door neighbors in
Raleigh, Tn, when you and my two, Travis and Joanna, were small. Your mom was one of my dearest Memphis friends. I have some pics of 'Kay Kay' and Trav, also some of Flo, from 'way back.' Flo and I lost touch with each other, after we moved to Fl (now in Nashville, Tn). Lots of changes for us all. However, I always thought of and remembered Flo, with affection. Wanted to contact, over the years but lost the way to find her. I'd love to hear from one or all, about your mom, these last years. I hope she was happy and well, until whatever her illness, took her. She and I antiqued/collected. She got me started collecting my still treasured Blue Salt Glaze. She worked with a mutual friend, Meg Graves (Mable Cannon, as your mom knew her) as interior decorator for Sears. It was 'Meg' who told me of your mom's death. Her cousin, Ricka
saw her notice, in the Commercial Appeal. We three had spoken of and missed your mom, over the years. Flo and I shared and enjoyed being neighbors and friends.
Do any of you remember the Keltners, next door? Our home faced Powers Road and backed up to your home. I'm so sorry for your loss, Marty (once-Keltner) Elliott

December 31, 2010

Flo was a precious friend. We have missed her. Our love to all of you. Ricka Blackwell, Mable Cannon, Mary Margaret Fletcher. (We knew her in Memphis; however, we are now in Martin, TN ...Ricka; Mable in Franklin, TN, Mary Margaret in Germantown)

Camille Pons

December 30, 2010

Dear Ron, Stanley, Kay and Sean,

I've been thinking of you all and most especially Aunt Flo. I have been doing some geneology and re-doing Dad's photo album/memory book and have been lingering over photos of Aunt Flo as a girl, when she was dating your Dad. We have some wonderful photos and many happy memories of family vacations in Albany when we all were together...playing Monopoly games for days. I remember meeting Aunt Flo for the first time when my mother, Mary, and I visited Albany for the first time after she and Dad were married. Aunt Flo was a glamorous redhead who laughed easily and was quick to hug any kid that was hanging around (namely me). Mom and she became fast friends and Mom quickly learned that Tump was an expert antique collector with exquisite taste. She and Grandma Burcham were a formidable duo when they were antiquing.

She was a joyful aunt, devoted mother, and doting daughter. As Bill said, her infamous sausage cheese balls make an annual appearance during the holidays and have become lore on our side of the family. We will always remember her.

Dad and I send our heartfelt condolences and love to you all.

Bill Gene Burcham
Camille (Burcham) Pons
Tucson, Arizona

Bill Burcham

December 30, 2010

The Portland Burchams all had a nice talk this morning remembering (and learning about) Aunt Flo. We also talked with (her brother) Bill in Tucson and shared some good memories.

One particular memory is of Christmas in Albany, Kentucky in 1971 or so when the Addisons and Arizona Burchams all met up at (her parents) George and Blanche's home. We have a picture of Sean and Bill on Santa's knee from that year. Bill remembers Aunt Flo's Bisquick sausage cheese balls still hot, and building a show fort with Sean.

Aunt Flow was a beautiful person with more than her fair share of class. I am very happy to have known her.

With Love,
Bill Burcham Jr.
and Cynthia, Mia, Owen and Liam
Portland, Oregon

Steve & C.C. Cocumelli

December 30, 2010

Stan, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your faith and the love of your family and friends will help get you through this difficult time.

Steve & C.C. Cocumelli

December 30, 2010

Stan, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your faith and the love of your family and friends will help you get through this difficult time.

John Machtolff

December 30, 2010

Ron and family, I have just read of your MOM, I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.

From the Staff of McPeters Funeral Directors

December 30, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.