Jean Marie Burgess Davis

Published 10:18 am Friday, July 20, 2012

CONWAY- Jean Marie Burgess Davis, 79, peacefully entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Born May 12, 1933 in Creeksville, she was the daughter of the late Currie Burgess and Lucy Burgess Britton.  Jean was a faithful member of Zion United Methodist Church and a retired Beautician of 60 years.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Frank, Clyde, and Donnie Burgess.

Jean was the loving wife of 60 years to Grover, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2012.

A caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, “Mama Jean”/ “Jean-Jean” is survived by her three daughters, Debbie and her husband, Joel, of Weldon, Cindy and her husband, Jimmy, of Clayton, and Betsy Davis of Raleigh; four granddaughters, Lynn Barefoot of Four Oaks, Beth Pelter of Raleigh, Lindsey Hamer and Leslie Hodges both of Clayton; six great- grandchildren, Ashlyn Marie Farish, Kamryn Renee Hamer, Ava Claire and Lily Kate Pelter, and Nicole Elizabeth and Jordan Waverly Barefoot;  brothers, Peter Burgess and his wife, Ann, of Creeksville whom Jean loved as a sister, Connie Burgess and his wife, Linda, of Greely, CO; her sister, Janice Hall of Rich Square; special sister-in-law, Ellen Byrd, her other “daughter” Ann Vann and her lifelong friend, Essie Woods, all of Conway, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at Zion United Methodist Church, Zion Church Road, Conway with Rev. Suzanne Cobb presiding.  Burial next to her beloved husband will follow in the Town of Conway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial gifts be directed to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565 or to Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Susan Taylor,719 Fire Tower Road, Jackson, NC 27845.

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