OBITUARY

Mavis Eugenie Burgess

July 13, 1928November 4, 2019
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Mrs. Mavis Eugenie Burgess, age 91, Orlando, Florida passed away Monday, November 4, 2019. Mavis was born on July 13, 1928 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, the daughter to the late Ernest Chung and Victoria Wood-Chung.

Mavis moved to Kingston JA as a young adult, where she married Lloyd Burgess and raised a family. The marriage was blessed with three children, Marjorie, Trevor, and Wilbert. An avid reader and a lover of nature, Mavis kept tropical fish, studied genetics to attain desired traits in the birds she bred, and you could always find her tending to her beautiful orchid collection. A lifelong learner, she took classes in cake decorating and was successful in making cakes for all occasions. Cooking was her passion, as she loved having family and friends around. Her chicken in a drum was legendary.

She took classes in business to help her become a successful businesswoman, and classes in nursing that helped her as a volunteer in the hospital caring for and comforting new babies. Mavis had a knack for connecting with people and she touched many lives. She knew how to pool resources and apply them to help people. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Along with her parents, Mavis is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Burgess, her grandson Trevor Jack Burgess and her five siblings. She is survived by her three loving children: daughter, Marjorie Burgess, of Homestead, Florida; son, Trevor Burgess (Telia), of Holly Springs, Georgia; son, Wilbert Burgess (Barbara), of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Timothy Burgess, Terrance Burgess, Melanie Serrano, Tyrone Burgess, Wilbert “Wilby” Burgess; 12 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Please visit www.roswellfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences to the family.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Kelley Chervenka

November 15, 2019

I have never been more blessed as the day we met “GranGran” and her loving family. She will be very missed. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Many prayers for strength and love being sent to you all. Kelley Chervenka and Jeff LaCosse and Kayla Chervenka

Donna Cummings

November 12, 2019

Condolences to all the family, may God grant you peace and comfort, knowing that she feels no more pain and is in heaven. It was such a joy when we linked up and met Aunty Mavis. My father Wilfred Chung died when I was 8. Meeting his family brought great joy, knowing that this is family. We enjoyed the time we had together at family get togethers and pool parties. We will miss you, remembering your smile and making us feel so warmly welcomed. Love from the Cummings family (nee Chung)

Shelley Jackson

November 12, 2019

Our condolences to the family from the extended family . We will have fun memories of our poolside party and remember the funny jokes and welcoming ❤️ heart. Lots of love the
Jackson Family (Chung Family).

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery

November 6, 2019

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Burgess Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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