East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN


Phyllis Rose Burgess

March 14, 1932February 10, 2020

Phyllis Rose Burgess, age 87 of Kingsport, TN entered into the arms of Jesus during the morning hours on Monday, February 10, 2020. Phyllis was born in Russell County, VA to Stewart and Sarah Puckett Rose. On March 25, 1952, Phyllis married Elmo Burgess and after raising a family together he preceded her in death on July 16, 1975.

Phyllis enjoyed life. During high school she was a competitive basketball player and she also enjoyed cheerleading. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. Memories of Phyllis for her family to cherish will be of taking road trips with her grandchildren (The Get-Along-Gang) and for baking her famous fudge.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Elmo Burgess; daughter, Stephanie Burgess; three brothers, Kenneth, Edsel, and Vincent; and three sisters, Delma, Beulah, and Blanche. Left to cherish Phyllis’ memory are her daughters, Kathie Moody, Lesa Williams and husband Ray, and Tammie Burgess; four grandchildren, Ray, Ryan and wife Abby, Rachel and husband Drew, Craig, and Raven; and four great grandchildren, Tyson, Carson, Reagan, and Connor.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 www.act.alz.org.

There will be a private family graveside service for Phyllis with Brother Richard Long Sr. officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.


  • Daughter, Kathie Moody
  • Daughter, Lesa Wiliams and husband Ray
  • Tammie Burgess, Daughter
  • Ray, Ryan and wife Abby, Rachel and husband Drew, Craig, Raven, Grandchildren
  • Tyson, Carson, Reagan, Connor, Great-Grandchildren
  • Stewart and Sarah Puckett Rose, Parents - Deceased
  • Elmo Burgess, The Father of Her Children - Deceased
  • Stephanie Burgess, Daughter - Deceased
  • Kenneth, Edsel, Vincent, Brothers - Deceased
  • Delma, Beulah, Blanche, Sisters - Deceased


  • Private Graveside Service


Phyllis Rose Burgess

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Tracey Gillis Andrews

February 19, 2020

Tammie-so sorry for you loss.

Robin Moody

February 18, 2020

Tammie and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will keep you in my prayers.

Tammie Burgess

February 16, 2020

To the World You are a Mother But to our Family You are the World...

I love you Momma...
Always Tammie