Georgia J. Burgess

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MURFREESBORO – Georgia Johnson Burgess, 79, left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on May 10, 2013 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

She was born February 7, 1934 to parents Luther T. and Georgia F. Johnson and was a caregiver employed with Pine Forest Nursing Home and Roanoke-Chowan Hospital until February 1, 1996.

As a member of Meherrin Baptist Church she enjoyed the church life and activities while she was able, to include singing in the church choir, and she cherished the friendship of a very special little girl, Rachel Bennett.

Georgia had been preceded in death by her husband, C. B. Burgess, Jr.; a sister, Geneva Barrow, and a brother, Glenn Johnson; and leaves behind two sons, Billy Burgess (Theresa) of Como, and Joey Burgess of Murfreesboro; four sisters, Alta (Shorty) Lane, Mildred Brown (Brandt), Pearl Daniels (John) and Mary Ledden (Charlie); and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Johnson, all of Murfreesboro;  a cousin, Dare Jones of Orange Park, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Ave., Murfreesboro, with the Rev. Josh Parsons and the Rev. David Ross presiding. Burial will follow in the Town of Conway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to Meherrin Baptist Church or Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, 500 South Academy St., Ahoskie, NC  27910.  Online condolences can be shared with the family at