OBITUARY

Shirley Jean Burgess

July 20, 1950June 21, 2020
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Shirley Burgess, age 69, passed away on June 21, 2020 in Wilmer, Texas. She was born on July 20, 1950 in Terrell, Texas to Alton and Edna Gray. Shirley was raised in East Dallas and Fruitvale and graduated from Grand Saline High School. She married Dean Burgess in 1974 and the couple had one child. At the time of her death, Shirley was a day care worker at Ferris Christian Academy. In her spare time she enjoyed visiting the library and the senior center. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Alton Gray, her stepfather, Lewis Green, her mother Edna Green, her husband Dean Burgess, and her brother Al Gray. She is survived by her son Casey Burgess, her daughter-in-law Melanie Burgess, and her step-brothers Tommy Green and Ricky Green.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Reception

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Kathryn Price

June 28, 2020

I will ever be grateful to her for her help in making my decision to come to Christ and His church. I am truly missing her. Will miss our talks on the phone and hearing her voice. Rest in peace my dear Shirley.

Sally Hogue

June 28, 2020

Shirley was one of the sweetest people I've ever known. I loved her dearly, and I will miss her always. Although we didn't see each other that often, we kept in touch, especially on holidays and birthdays. I will always remember how each year she called to console me on my mother's (her great aunt's) birthday--long after Mother had passed away. That was Shirley for you--always thoughtful--always kind--always loving. If I could talk to her right now I would say:
Goodbye, My Sweet Cousin. Rest in Peace.

Ashley Collett

June 27, 2020

I would like to extend my sympathies to Ms. Shirley's family. I had the privilege of spending some of her last days with her at FCA. She loved all of our kids and her loss is felt. There are many heartbroken children.

Sharon Burnett

June 26, 2020

SHIRLEY WAS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS. I LOVED HER SO MUCH, AND AM STILL IN SHOCK. I AM MISSING HER SO MUCH, ALREADY...😰😰😰😰. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO CASEY AND HER OTHER FRIENDS AND FAMILY...AS WELL AS THOSE PRECIOUS KIDS THAT SHE LOVED SO MUCH AT THE FERRIS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY.

Kevin Platt

June 26, 2020

She was really a special person who came to our church here at Mesquite S.D.A. Church. God Bless you Sister in Christ alone

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